Walkers are spoilt for choice with walks to suit everyone starting from the doorstep, from a leisurely stroll to a hike on Dartmoor. There are good opportunities for painting, bird-watching, fishing, golfing, walking, cycling, Rock climbing (indoor and outdoors) and horse riding with two riding stables nearby, one only a mile away. stabling and grazing for anyone wanting to bring their own horse. Canoeing enthusiasts can apply for access on the River Dart (8 minute drive) (white water) from October 1st to the end of February. Swimming in the River Dart at Spitchwick is popular during the summer, and a good choice of beaches and swimming pools all within a 30 minute drive
Alot of our visitors take a keen interest in the local archaeology. Dartmoor is rich in prehistoric remains with the medieval settlements at Hound Tor and Grimspound being very good examples, and at Haytor the granite tramway is still clearly visible. Guests also enjoy the many legends and folklore for which Dartmoor is renowned – Jay’s grave, the hairy hands of Hexworthy, and the Hounds of the Baskervilles….
Places to visit include the National Trust properties at Castle Drogo, Buckland Abbey – once the home of Sir Francis Drake, Lydford Gorge and Saltram House. Other popular attractions are Buckfast Abbey – a living Benedictine monastry, the Dart Valley Steam Railway – which follows the river Dart to Totnes,
Splashdown water park, Go Ape Tree top adventures, Holdon forest activity park, Becky Falls, Miniature Pony Centre, Pennywell Farm, River Dart Country Park and Woodland Leisure Park, Berry Pomeroy Castle. All within a 35 minute drive or less
The famous Widecombe Fair dating back to about 1850, still takes place every year on the second Tuesday of September, with Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan’l Whiddon, Harry Hawk, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and All, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and All.