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Bob Harvey (Chairman)
Lower Clyston Farm, Blackawton,
Totness, TQW9 7AB
Tel: 01803 712662
Mrs Sally Axell (Secretary)
15, Cherry Tree Drive,
Brixton, Plymouth Pl8 2DD
Tel: 01752 880262
South Hams District covers an area of 350 square miles and has 60 miles of coastline. With its southerly aspect sheltered by the granite uplands of Dartmoor, the South Hams enjoys one of the mildest climates in the whole of mainland Britain. Indeed, the South Hams name comes from the old English word "hamme" meaning an enclosed or sheltered place.
The South Hams is a rich natural area and 130 square miles (337 sq.km.) of the district is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with 30.86 square mile coverage of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). There are 62 miles (100 km) of coastal path and 16 miles (26 km) of beaches. Approximately 30 miles (50 km) of coastline is owned by the National Trust and 47 miles (75 km) is designated Heritage Coast.
The South Hams has a population of 80,000. It has six market towns and main commercial centres. These are Totnes, Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Modbury.
The South Hams District Council have produced and excellent statistical analysis of every ward in the district. It is worth a read, find it here