Lee Bay - North Devon
Lee Bay lies at the foot of a wooded coombe. Borough Wood is a remnant of the ancient broadleaved woodland which once covered vast areas of the land. Many of the hedgerows and garden hedges bear the red blossoms of fuschias which give the area it’s local name of “Fuschia Valley”.
The history of Lee Bay and it's association with the sea is told in part through the cottages perched on the seafront, and the channel etched into the natural beached rocks. Though not a particularly hospitable looking haven for seafarers, it was certainly more friendly than the towering rocks on either side, and small coves like Lee were reasonably accessible for small vessels - making it ideal for smuggling as well as the arrival of coal and lime for nearby limekilns.
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From Exmoor, North Devon and Somerset