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National Trust shows off Bolt Tail land in south Devon
By Laura Joint
BBC Devon

Bolt Tail land
The land at Bolt Tail has stunning views

The National Trust has been showing off its latest acquisition in Devon - a stunning stretch of land on the south Devon coast.

The trust acquired 280 acres of land at Bolt Tail near Hope Cove in late 2009.

On 18 February 2010, the trust held an open day at Bolt Tail to give local people a chance to see the site.

"We want local residents and visitors to help shape the future of this breathtaking piece of coast," said Emma Townsend, the trust's area warden.

The trust aims to improve paths on the land

"We hope to get some exciting ideas for new paths and viewpoints and discover how people would like this area to develop.

"Maybe people just want to come for some peace and quiet, a stroll or to walk the dog, or maybe it's a place to fly a kite, go horse riding or a cross country run.

"We want to hear from as many people as possible before we start work at the beginning of March."

The land is mainly grazed pasture and adds to six miles of coast between Hope Cove and Salcombe already managed by the trust.

The charity wants to create new access for all paths, similar to those provided at nearby Bolberry Down.

It would allow access for visitors with mobility scooters, push chairs and the elderly.

Extra paths will also save walkers from having to use busy summer roads.

And there are plans to improve the South West Coast Path corridor.

The National Trust already manages 35% of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall.

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