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A small island 12 miles off the North Devon coast, Lundy remains thousands of miles from everywhere. The tiny population is totally dependant on the visitor who seeks peace, respite, and appreciates outstanding natural beauty combined with a deep sense of the otherworld. To this day, people wonder are fascinated by this small, apparently innocuous Island, as they have done for millenia. Famous for its birdlife and unique wildlife, it is the site of the UKs first Maritime Conservation Area, at which it has excelled to the point that other areas around the country are being identified.

         

The National Trust took over ownership of the Island in 1969: and Lundy is managed with their authority by The Landmark Trust.

I lived and worked there for over 2 years, along with just 20 or so other inhabitants, for the strangest and deepest experience of my life. You can’t live somewhere like Lundy without taking it with you wherever you go. This site is for the Lundy that I know and love, and as such is a purely personal representation of the Island. Those of you who visit, may agree with some or even most of what I see and feel: but it will always be unique to you, your own Lundy Experience. Whatever brings you to Lundy, be prepared to walk and walk hard. And relax: resistance is useless anyway!

For the time that I spent there: thanks to all the islanders who lived , worked and relaxed with me: and thank you for the support that you gave me. To all the visitors I met, thank you for accepting me into your own Lundy.

Last, but certainly not least, can I pay particular thanks to the late but wonderful Myrtle Ternstrom, generally held to be the historian who researched and captured the strands of history that were there to be found: so much of the history has been lost, only adding to the mysteries that are ever present: whilst the views and interpretations are very much my own, Myrtle has been kind enough to "proof read" the site and ensure the errors are kept to a minimum!

Useful Links:

   Lundy at the Landmark Trust

 Lundy at the National Trust

Further Reading:

Island Studies: Fifty Years of the Lundy Field Society

 

Peter Robson.

 

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