Welcome to Coastwise North Devon

Look below and around the website for Coastwise activities in North Devon which has some of the most spectacular and varied coastal scenery in the country and wonderful seascapes. The coastal and marine life is amongst the richest in the country.

Wild and unspoiled places are interspersed by coastal communities and popular resorts where livelihoods owe much to the coast and sea.

It is the aim of Coastwise, an independent community initiative, to increase understanding of the coast, its wildlife, and its importance to North Devon in the past, present and the future. We do this through sharing knowledge, undertaking conservation activities and projects, and addressing current issues.

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Talks Blogs with YouTube links to watch any you missed

  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 10:35
    Local historian Peter Ferguson returned to Coastwise to conclude his fascinating account of shipbuilding in Barnstaple. Peter based his talk on a variety of old prints and photos depicting the...
  • Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 12:31
    ......round the world of maps. Local outdoor enthusiast and mapmaker Mike Harrison showed members how he produces his maps - yes, actually creates content overlaid with specialist software on a pre...
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 18:58
    Coastwise member Jay Nicholson spends some of the winter months each year in Australia to make sure his grandchildren know who he and his wife are, as his daughter and her husband decided oddly some...
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 - 18:46
    An old friend of Coastwise, John Hudson, took members through the life of algae from their appearance over 3Bn years ago to their many uses curently, including as an important foodstuff. They cover...
  • Friday, November 4, 2016 - 18:26
    A chance meeting at an "arts meets geology" event led to Andrew Green giving Coastwise members a masterclass in North Devon's geological history. Andrew works at IGI Ltd, a great example of how the...
  • Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:39
    Every Spring and Winter Programme, one of the sessions is devoted to members who talk about one of their interests. The Nov 27th session included poetry, photography, geology, the problem of plastics...


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