Photo of the Week – Lundy Island, North Devon Coast


This week’s Photo of the Week comes from Lundy Island. 12 miles from the North Devon coast, in the Bristol Channel, Lundy has an all year round population of about 28 people.  This includes the volunteers, farmer, warden, bar staff of the local pub and ranger.

Lundy Island is very remote - but still manages to have a church!
Lundy Island is very remote – but still manages to have a church!

You can rent properties on Lundy ranging from campsites, an old lighthouse cottage to a Sunday school and the Castle Keep.  It sounds like the perfect retreat to hole yourself up and finish that novel!

Quite beautiful and bleak - Lundy Island, Devon, UK
Quite beautiful and bleak – Lundy Island, Devon, UK

Getting to/from Lundy Island

November to March (winter), it’s possible to arrive and depart by helicopter.  The seven minute ride goes from Hartland Point on the mainland of North Devon.

March to October, travel by Lundy’s very own supply ship: MS Oldenburg that departs from Bideford or Ilfracombe.

I think you’ll agree, Lundy is the perfect alternative destination!



  1. Wow, no internet? How can we continue our participation with social media? It will really be a place where you can hole up and finish whatever it is that needs finishing!

    • It’s doable – believe me. And it’s not as if you don’t get internet when you go to port (and let’s face it, who wants to spend their days in an internet cafe when you can be exploring a new destination?)
      It’s funny how reliant we are on internet now – and rather sad actually. It really helped me to re-connect with the here and now: to socialise with the crew when they were off duty and to learn about their culture, to read (I read a LOT!), to swim in the pool they had, to play table tennis, to enjoy the much simpler things in life.
      Sunset in the South China Seas, for example. It’s not every day I can say I got to do that.

  2. Now, I need to go back to Devon and visit Lundy Island! North Devon has some incredibly beautiful places to visit. And not to mention the fabulous cream teas!


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