Book a March break at Bayards Cove Inn, and more about this magical mystical month

We have March availability next week (March 9) up to Easter at Bayards Cove Inn.

What better time to  book yourselves a short break and take advantage of our winter discount of 20%, which is available until Easter. 

To check March availability please click  here.

What is special about the month of March?

March is one of the happiest months in the calendar. Primroses are adorning the hedgerows, bright yellow daffodils are dancing in the breeze, catkins sway from branches, and tiny buds are starting to emerge from trees and hedgerows.

In Dartmouth, there are paths and trails to explore, shops to browse and a whole host of fabulous places to eat. 

March is incredibly interesting as far as weather predictions, animal behaviour and the moon is concerned, with wonderful, mythical sayings, legends and folklore.

What is a Worm Moon?

Did you know on March 7 there’s a Worm Moon? It’s the final full moon of winter, and that’s something to rejoice. It’s called the ‘Worm Moon’ after the worms that appear in the soil as temperatures slowly begin to rise, although it’s possibly a bit too cold at the moment for any worms to be raising the little heads.

However, this is an unmissable opportunity, as if the skies are clear, you’ll see the sun set at 5.49pm and the moon rise at 5.49pm – the perfect match!

Should we beware the Ides of March?

Which leads us to the Ides of March, or Beware the Ides of March, unless you’re a cat, which is March 15. In fact, the true origin of this phrase is actually March 15, which signified the new year, and a time for rejoicing and celebration. Another perfect reason to book a stay at Bayards Cove Inn and have a joyous time!

As mad as a March hare 

In March, you can often get a snowstorm – remember 2018? So it’s not quite time to pack away your winter clothes. 

Have you ever been described as being as mad as a March hare, or possibly as mad as a box of frogs?

Hares are still quite rare to sight in Devon, unless you know their favourite spots but if you do have a magical sighting – you’re more likely to see them in March – you might see them behaving rather oddly, dashing about and taking part in furious boxing matches.

This is actually the courting behaviour of mating hares. And another interesting fact is that hares don’t actually burrow but shelter in forms, which are shallow depressions in the ground. 

In like a lion, out like a lamb

There’s another saying for March, ‘in like a lion, out like a lamb.” This can be translated as if the weather starts bad, like a roaring lion, it will end with good weather, like a gentle lamb.

But this year the month has started like a lamb, so we wonder whether it will end like a lion, which means definitely don’t pack away those winter clothes.

Some more March weather lore: A dry March and a wet May; fill barns with corn and hay; As it rains in March , so it rains in June and March winds and April showers, bring forth May flowers.

And finally, the clocks go forward at the end of March, which is surely the best reason to consider a Dartmouth break, and discover all that the beautiful South Hams has to offer.