Guest Blog Post - Alex Graeme (Unique Devon Tours

As a driver tour guide in Devon (I own award winning Unique Devon Tours) a great deal of my time is spent on the road, and in particular in the lanes of this wonderful county. With more roads than any other county in England, Devon certainly has plenty to get lost in! About 3 years ago, I was on one of the guided tours with guests, going down some particularly narrow lanes with grass growing in the middle, and I thought to myself that I’d like to do something to celebrate the spider’s web of lanes around Devon, and I came up with the idea for the Devon Left-Right Challenge.

The idea is that at 8.00am on Saturday 11th May, my team and I will start at Devon’s most central point, then we’ll drive for 12 hours. Beforehand every person that donates to the challenge can also nominate either ‘left’ or ‘right’, and it’s these ‘lefts’ and ‘rights’ that we will then navigate by – every time that we come to any kind of split in the road, we will go either left or right.

We have no idea where we’ll end up after 12 hours, but we should see a fair bit of the county, and a great deal of the lanes!

The main purpose of the challenge is to raise much needed funds for two of Devon’s most important animal charities, the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust, and the Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth. Both charities do invaluable work in their respective areas of expertise, and having visited them both recently to see their hard work in action, I am very pleased that I have chosen them.

As if donating to these worthy causes isn’t enough, I have also managed to gather a collection of incredible prizes that people donating can win in the prize draw after the event. Surely this is going to be one of the best prize giveaways ever seen in Devon! 

Prizes include:

A year’s supply of Devonshire cream teas from Devon Heaven

One night’s bed and breakfast at Lympstone Manor for 2

Four weekend family tickets to Glas-Denbury Music and Arts Festival

A week’s accommodation at Cofton Holidays

A glass gift set and copper barware set from Salcombe Gin

A one to one Dartmoor photography workshop with Malcolm Snelgrove

One night’s dinner, bed and breakfast plus two spa treatments at The Cary Arms for 2

Two handcrafted cottage sets from Cosy Cottage Designs

3 signed A2 prints from Becky Bettesworth

One night’s dinner, bed and breakfast at Glazebrook House Hotel for 2

A giant canvas of a stunning Devon scene from us at Unique Devon Tours

The big question is “How do I get involved?” Well, it’s perfectly simple. Just go straight to our page just here, where there’s more information about the event, and an explanation as to how to donate, or you can go to the Virgin Money page for the challenge which is just here. Either will do – after you’ve donated, just make sure that you follow the instructions.

On the day itself, we will be shouting about our progress as we go, on various social media platforms, which of course you can follow. 

These are:

The Devon Left-Right Challenge on Facebook - here

Unique Devon Tours on Facebook - here

Unique Devon Tours on Twitter - here

Unique Devon Tours on Instagram - here

Thank you in advance of your support.

Alex and the Unique Devon Tours team.

Other Posts You Might Like


Unique Devon Tours
Tour Guide
Branscombe beach

Unique Devon Tours is a multi-award winning company offering exclusive guided tours of Devon and the surrounding area for small groups of up to six people.



Comments are disabled for this post.