Devon Activities

Activities

parkrun

We are fortunate to have a parkrun location close by (less than ten miles) at Tamar Trails - why not join us for our Friday night offer, and take part in a parkrun on Saturday morning.

www.parkrun.org.uk

Tamar Trails

A network of cycle lanes and foot paths around the old and historic tin mining areas of Gunnislake, South East Cornwall. Enjoy a gentle ramble, trail run, cycle, or simply walk the dog and enjoy the scenery. Tamar Trails offers a variety of paths and routes suitable for all ages.

www.tamartrails.co.uk

Drake's Trail

A 21-mile cycling and walking route linking Tavistock with Plymouth. This part of the National Cycle Network Route 27 'Devon Coast-to-Coast' runs through superb countryside with attractive scenery along the western edge of Dartmoor together with much historical and heritage interest.
www.drakestrail.co.uk

Walking

Dartmoor Walks This Way

Made to measure walks for people wanting to explore Dartmoor on foot. Based on their extensive knowledge, walks are designed and put together for an unforgettable guided day or half-day out in hidden Dartmoor. 07914 184220 www.dartmoorwalksthisway.co.uk

Moorland Guides

Guided walks for everyone, ranging from a short morning stroll to an all-day arduous hike into the moor's heart.
07579 969121 www.moorlandguides.co.uk

Nordic Walking

Nordic walking is an extremely effective way of keeping fit that was developed by cross-country skiers, who needed to keep fit "out of season". Walking with poles provides an "all-over body" workout as it essentially uses the upper body muscles as well as the lower body muscles.
Elaine Sylvester - 07989 575182 www.lovedartmoor.com

Dartmoor Llama Walks

Lunch or cream tea with a Llama. Enjoy a leisurely walk with a gentle llama across Dartmoor with a range of walks to suit all abilities.
01364 631481 www.dartmoorllamawalks.co.uk

Stargazing

Clearbrook Wildchild 

 

Cycling

See Drake's Trail above for cycle routes

Bike Hire is available at the Leg O Mutton Cycle Hire @ The Cornershop,
Yelverton 01822 855933 or 07768 974797

Dartmoor Electric Bikes

Half and full day guided electric bike tours, with top of the range Swiss Flyer bikes making cycling on Dartmoor enjoyable for everyone. The electric motor provides much needed assistance on the hilly terrain.
07795999754 or 01364 631292 www.highdart.co.uk/electric-bikes

Canoeing

Canoe Tamar

Experience the beauty and tranquillity of gilding in a silent canoe past steeply sloping woodland, old quays, mine chimneys, farms and boatyards. Departing from the historic quay of Cotehele for a three hour trip up river and back.
01822 833409 www.canoetamar.co.uk

Off Road and Country Sports

Trax and Trails

A 50 acre wooded site lies in the Tamar Valley and is ideally suited for outdoor activities; 4 x 4 Experience, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Drive 'n' Shoot Package, Archery.
01579 370718 www.traxandtrails.co.uk

Tree Surfing

Adventure for the whole family, high ropes, zip wire, archery and mountain bike hire.
01822 833409 www.treesurfers.co.uk

Horseriding

Liberty Trails

Exclusive guided tours across Dartmoor, 07967823674, www.liberty-trails.com

Clearbrook Riding Stables

Riverslea, Clearbrook, Yelverton, PL20 6JB 01822 854208

Cholwell Riding Stables

Family fun riding stables providing rides straight onto Dartmoor.
Mary Tavy, Tavistock, PL19 9QG 01822 810526 www.cholwellridingstables.co.uk

Falconry

West Country Falconry

A rare opportunity to meet and handle magnificent birds of prey under the guidance of one of the country's top professional falconers.
01822 810112 or 07904 314082 www.westcountryfalconry.com

Fishing

Tavistock Trout Fishery, PL19 9JW, 20 minute drive. Open 6 days a week including bank holidays with 5 fly fishing lakes fed by the River Tavy. 01822 615441.

Fly Fishing

Burrator Reservoir

Low cost bank fishing for both rainbow and brown trout is available 15 Mar to 31 October; permits are sold at the garage in Yelverton.
01822 855700 www.swlakestrust.org.uk/lakes-and-facilities/the-lakes/burrator

Letterboxing

Letter Box 100 Club

Orienteering and treasure hunting where clues are used to locate boxes placed on the moor, which contain a visitor's book and stamp.
www.letterboxingondartmoor.co.uk

Ballooning

Aerosaurus Balloons

Champagne hot air balloon rides over beautiful and spectacular areas of Devon. Dawn and dusk rides available for individuals or groups.
01752 690993 www.ballooning.co.uk

Boat Trips

Plymouth Boat Trips

From fun packed fishing trips and relaxed harbour cruising to connecting ferries to Cornwall – there's something for everyone.
01752 253153 or 07971 208381 www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk

Beaches

Wembury Beach, PL9 0HP, approx. 34 minute drive. A National Trust beach with wildlife and views of the Great Mewstone. Wembury is a great starting point for inland and coastal walks to Wembury Woods and the Yealm Estuary and around Wembury Point.

Bovisand Beach, PL9 0AD, approx. 40 minute drive. A sandy bay where dogs are allowed outside of 1st May- 30th September each year. Dog bins are provided.

Wonwell Sands Beach, PL8 1LD, approx. 40 minute drive. A year round dog friendly beach.

Challaborough Beach, TQ7 4HZ, approx. 50 minute drive. A sandy beach where dogs are allowed outside of 1st May - 30th September each year.

Soar Mill Cove, TQ7 3DU, approx. 55 minute drive. Sand and rock beach, dog friendly all year around.

Golf

Yelverton Golf Club, PL20 6BN, 5 minute drive. Designed by Herbert Fowler who used the old mine workings as natural hazards to challenge golfers of all standards. It has outstanding views across Dartmoor and over Cornwall and is a very natural course with Dartmoor ponies and cattle sharing the fairways. 01822 852824.

Tavistock Golf Club, PL19 9AQ, 20 minute drive. Situated on the Western slopes of the Dartmoor National Park, the golf course was established in 1890 and offers a challenging test to golfers of all abilities. As the course has excellent drainage the course and greens rarely close, allowing trolleys to be used all year round with no need for winter greens or tees, except during major course maintenance. 01822 612344.