BEACH ~ Coastal Walks ~ WATERSPORTS
We are close to some of the most stunning beaches and bays in the country. Pack up your bucket and spade and visit the beach for the day. There are plenty in the area to build sandcastles on and enjoy the sea. Dive in and surf, sail, kayak, snorkel, rockpool, crab, swim, paddle or lie back and enjoy the sun with a big ice cream.
Bantham Beach ~ 12miles
Bigbury On Sea ~ 11miles
Torcross ~ 17miles
Salcombe ~ 16miles
www.oceansrestaurant.co.uk ~ Perched Upon Bolbeery Down Between Hope Cove & Soar Mill Cove Along The South West Coast Path.
Surfing ~ Bantham ~ The southwests premier surfing beach!!
SEA KAYAK AND SUP SALCOMBE
WHITESTRAND BOAT HIRE Salcombe
SALCOMBE DINGHY SAILING
The countryside is our doorstep and we are surrounded by beautiful walks. You can really fill your boots on Dartmoor and it’s 368 square miles of rugged space and beauty. It’s the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England. Dartmoor was chosen for the 2012 Spielberg blockbuster, Warhorse for it’s stunning light and landscape. www.dartmoor.co.uk
Dartmoor Warhorse Page
Dartmoor National Park Authority
Dartmoor Nature Tours
www.dartmoornaturetours.co.uk wildlife walks and tours in small groups with a guide who has lived and worked in the area for twenty years.
Dartmoor Walks This Way
www.dartmoorwalksthisway.co.uk is a personalised guided walking service for people wanting to explore Dartmoor on foot. Based on their extensive knowledge of local footpaths and landscapes, they will design a walk that suits your energy levels and introduces you to hidden, beautiful parts of the moor.
DARTMOOR"I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.. And, with two-and-a-half-weeks of extensive coverage of landscapes and skies, I hardly scratched the surface of the visual opportunities that were offered to me".
Film Director, Steven Spielberg
You can enjoy walking, cycling, of horse-riding, climbing, letterboxing, geo-caching or kayaking. For details on the opportunities visit the Active Dartmoor pages here www.dartmoor.co.uk
Dartmoor National Park Authority www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk
Here's a view video's about Dartmoor
With 368 square miles to take in, cycling on Dartmoor is the best way to cover bigger areas of the landscape. There are lots of rolling hills but don’t worry, as there are fantastic cycle paths and recommended routes making it easier. Dartmoor Way, a 95 mile route has been launched for you to enjoy and explore at your leisure.
Cycling on Dartmoor – everything you need to know
Adventure Okehampton - Cycle Hire
Dartmoor Electric Cylcles
Between Ashburton and Poundsgate, is easily accessible from the Anchor Inn along the A38. www.highdart.co.uk/electric-bikes
Dartmoor Shooting ~ A great day shooting for experienced guns or beginners at clay or game shooting. Dartmoor Shooting & Hawking offer bespoke one or two day packages including full tuition.
Salcombe Shooting School ~ Appealing to all ages and levels of experience, Salcombe Shooting School provides an ideal and safe environment, which has developed into a busy School for Game Shooters and Clay Shooters alike, as well as anyone wanting to try the sport.
If you fancy your chances of catching a wild brown trout, sea trout or salmon you’re in luck because Dartmoor rivers are well known for them.
Thurlestone Golf Club
For stunning cliff top golf overlooking the sea, with views out to Thurlestone Rock and Burgh Island.
Bigbury Golf Club
Friendly cliff top course again with stunning views in all directions
Challenging and beautiful 18 hole course through the hotel estate.
Dartmoor is the place to ride and it’s hard to beat. Enjoy the vast expanse of the magnificent moor, or explore the woodland trails and bridleways. You can experience the serenity of Dartmoor at your leisure, ambling through the beautiful scenery, or gallop across the moors with the wind in your hair.
Tin Park Stables
Fitzworthy Equestrian Centre
We are spoilt for choice with the number of National Trust properties and beautiful gardens in the area. Step back in time and enjoy the tranquility of one of the following places:
The Church House
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
We are well situated between the coast and Dartmoor so there’s a huge variety of activities and places to go. Visit the beach, go walking or riding on Dartmoor and see the wild ponies, catch a steam train, walk to a waterfall or visit the animals.
Pack up your bucket and spade and visit the beach. There are plenty of beautiful beaches and bays in the area to build sandcastles on, and enjoy the sea. www.welcomesouthdevon.co.uk/beaches
Adventure Okehampton. Devon Adventure Holidays for individuals, families and groups of all ages. www.adventureokehampton.com
The Miniature Pony Centre, North Bovey A great mix of animals and adventures from daily bird displays, an indoor assault course and a stunning gift shop. Fun for all the family. www.miniatureponycentre.com
Becky Falls, Bovey Tracey Wonderful waterfalls, ancient woodland and stunning scenery. Feed the animals, enjoy paddling or explore the nature trails. www.beckyfalls.com
South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh A Great Western heritage steam railway ride beside the river Dart. www.southdevonrailway.org
Powdermills Pottery, Postbridge A small pottery in the centre of the moor, making pots from materials found on Dartmoor. www.powdermillspottery.com
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is South West’s leading gallery and craft showrooms with work selected from around 240 makers, many with national and international reputations. www.crafts.org.uk
House of Marbles Come and witness glass blowing and be amazed at the largest marble run in the UK. Investigate over 4000 years of glass history and see the latest inventions in the House of Marbles shop ranging from games to furniture. www.houseofmarbles.com
Pennywell Farm This award winning park offers the perfect combination for all the family. Children’s quad bikes, the thunder slide and giant trampolines will keep the children entertained. www.pennywellfarm.co.uk
Crealy Adventure Park The six different sections of Crealy Adventure Park will ensure your day out is packed full of full and variety. Don’t miss the chance to have your picture taken on the rollercoaster or the log flume. www.crealy.co.uk
Canonteign Falls Canonteign Falls lie in the beautiful Teign Valley and include England’s highest waterfall at 220ft. The falls continue down through a spectacular combination of rock formations, ancient woodland and cascades to the lakes below. www.canonteignfalls.co.uk