Activities in the Local Area
We are situated in the Teign Valley, in the north east of the Dartmoor National Park, with its superabundance of stunning places to explore, from the extensive wilderness of the open moorland and breathtaking tors, the ancient wooded valleys and wild rolling rivers.
Walking is good for body, mind and soul, and where better to do it than in some of the most magical landscapes in the world. Explore the magnificence of Dartmoor's 950 square kms of awe inspiring granite tors, rugged wide open spaces, deep wooded valleys and fast flowing rivers. Whether a challenging trek across windswept moors, or just a relaxing stroll through secluded woods, you’ve come to the right place.
go wild swimming
The River Teign is a short walk away. Relax in the cool waters, enjoy the wildlife and scenery and the iridescent turquoise of a kingfisher flashing by.
The salmon leaps, one of the best wild swimming spots in the South West, is a stunning hour's walk away.
We have a range of kids and adult bikes that you are very welcome to borrow. Cycle up the track alongside the River Teign to chill out at the Fingle Bridge Inn with a pint and plate of cheesy chips.
If you need a bit more exercise, leave the bikes at the pub and carry on up the spectacular Teign Gorge to the National Trust's Castle Drogo for a cream tea.
go to the beach
Both North and South Devon have wonderful beaches. Our favourite is Bigbury (a 40 min drive away). After a day in the surf, settle down with a BBQ and watch the sun set.
Visit local attractions
- Go Ape Trail at Haldon Forest Park
- Mountain bike routes at Haldon Forest Park
- Miniature Pony Centre (15 mins drive)
- Green hills Art Gallery (8 mins drive)
- Crealy Adventure Park (30 mins drive)
- Woodlands Adventure Park 45 mins drive)
- River Dart Country Park (40 mins drive)
- Clip and Climb (20 mins drive)
- Cinema (Exeter) (20 mins drive)
- Exeter shopping (20 mins drive)
Visit one of the local pubs, restaurants and cafes to take advantage of the great food and drinks (especially local ales, ciders and fruit juices) that Devon has on offer.
relax and stay put
Or you could just chill in the hammock, listen to bird song and watch the world go by.
Not to mention the deer, ponies, buzzards, badgers, sparrow hawks...
Other activities that might interest you: horse riding, golf, canoeing and paddle boarding, beautiful beaches (45mins drive away).