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THINGS TO DO

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

War Horse Valley Country Farm Park
War Horse Valley Country Farm Park is open to visitors daily from Easter to the end of September between 2pm to 6pm. Entry is £6 per adult and £4 per child. The Farm provides an educational and fun insight into life on a working farm, and the setting provided the inspiration for Michael Morpurgo’s novel “War Horse”.

In addition to being home to sheep and cattle, the farm also houses a family of alpacas, miniature donkeys, pygmy goats, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, Guineafowl, miniature ponies, their horse Joey, rabbits and pigs. Admission to the farm also includes a tractor and trailer ride across the fields, entry to the World War I and II museum, a farm walk, and a tea room where you can indulge in cakes, ice cream and a Devonshire Cream Tea. 

www.warhorsevalley.co.uk  

01837 810318
Address: War Horse Valley Country Farm Park, Iddesleigh, EX19 8SN

3.1 miles away/ 9 minute drive

Hatherleigh Market

The market is held every Tuesday morning with a variety of plants, food, and clothes stalls. 

Address: Hatherleigh, Okehampton, EX20 3JA

5.4 miles away/ 14 minute drive

Rosemoor Gardens

Run by the RHS at Torrington, there is a restaurant and a wonderful garden layout. 

Address: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, EX38 8PH

10.1 miles away/ 17 minute drive 

The Dartington Glass Factory

A guided tour of the UK's last remaining glass and crystal factory which also has a large shop. 

Address: Linden Cl, Great Torrington, Torrington, EX38 7AN

11.7 miles away/ 21 minute drive

Miniature Pony Centre

A wonderful day out for all the family that is located in 20 acres of beautiful countryside within Dartmoor National Park. Get really close to adorable miniature shetland ponies and donkeys that foal throughout the spring & early summer. With plenty of other animals to see, a daily programme of activities including a birds of prey display (except Fridays) indoor & outdoor play areas, a wealth of wildlife and much more.

Address: Wormhill Farm, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8RG

22.6 miles away/ 43 minute drive

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

A 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to view our Fairground Heritage in a beautiful rural location.

Address: Milford, Lifton PL16 0A

24.6 miles away/ 39 minute drive 

Becky Falls

Discover a place on Dartmoor where you can bottle feed lambs, touch a 12ft long boa constrictor, learn about tarantulas and lizards, then enjoy lunch or a cream tea before following trails through miles of ancient woodland to the base of a magnificent waterfall.

Address: Manaton, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9UG

26 miles away/ 58 minute drive

Canonteign Falls

Home to England’s highest waterfall, descending a staggering 220ft, Canonteign Falls is a breathtaking tourist attraction. Situated in the heart of Devon’s Teign Valley, the waterfalls tumble down ancient rock formations to meet the tranquil lakes below, offering spectacular waterfall & woodland scenery.

Address: Canonteign Falls, Exeter, EX6 7RH

26 miles away/ 58 minute drive

Crealy Adventure Park

Experience Devon’s legendary attraction in Exeter, combining magic and myths, wild rides and exciting adventures. Explore the toddler zone in the magical kingdom, with its masses of crazy adventures! Brave the exciting rides of the maximus rollercoaster, tidal wave log flume, vortex and the pirate ship. You will find there is lots to do in one day!

Address: Sidmouth Rd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DR

37.3 miles away/ 53 minute drive

Paignton Zoo

The zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Visit the desert, cross the savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics. Use your senses to discover the wild world, look around, listen out – you’ll even need your sense of smell! It’s a great day out for everyone.

Address: Totnes Rd, Paignton, TQ4 7EU

52.3 miles away/ 72 minute drive

Pennywell Farm

Experience the hands on animal magic at Pennywell Farm. There are up to 21 activities, shows and displays every day, you won’t waste a single minute, there’s something new every half hour – listen for the bell. There are hungry lambs and goat kids to feed, ferrets to race, puppet shows, hedgehogs to meet, ponds to explore and a whole host of animals and activities.

Address: Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0LT

53.1 miles away/ 66 minute drive

The Eden Project

An eco-park near St Austell in Cornwall, with an educational focus, with artificial biomes full of plants from around the world.

Address: Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

60.8 miles away/ 80 minute drive

Woodlands Theme Park

The adventure park is packed with outdoor action from the aerial ninja towers to the commando course. The sea dragon swing ship is white knuckle and the 3 water coasters are top favourites. Discover the arctic gliders and the scary avalanche. For rainy days visit the indoor play centres with multiple slides, towering net climbs, adventure play and much more.

Address: Woodlands Leisure Park,Totnes, TQ9 7DQ

65 miles away/ 89 minute drive

THE NEAREST BEACHES

Sandy beaches

Westward Ho: 21.5 miles/ 41 minute drive 

Bude: 27.4 miles/ 47 minute drive 

Saunton Sands: 26.1 miles/ 51 minute drive 

Croyde: 28.7 miles/ 53 minute drive 

Combe Martin: 28.8 miles/ 60 minute drive

Woolacombe: 29.7 miles/ 63 minute drive

Dawlish Warren: 42.7 miles/ 64 minute drive

Exmouth: 42.9 miles/ 60 minute drive

 

Pebbled beaches

Budleigh Salterton: 45.5 miles/ 70 minute drive

Sidmouth: 46.9 miles/ 73 minute drive

Branscombe: 52.3 miles/ 80 minute drive

Beer: 53.4 miles/ 83 minute drive

LOCAL CYCLE PATHS 
 

Tarka Trail

The Tarka Trail is an entirely traffic-free 32 mile cycle trail which runs from Braunton to Meeth in North Devon. The flat and family-friendly trail travels through beautiful countryside, offering stunning views across the estuaries of the River Taw and Torridge with many picnic spots, cafes and pubs along the route. The trail also forms the northern part of the superb Devon Coast to Coast (National Cycle Network Route 27).

Access the trail from Meeth which is 6.9 miles/ 14 minute drive away.

Granite Way

The Granite Way is an 11 mile traffic-free walking and cycling trail which runs along a disused railway line between Okehampton and Lydford. It is part of the Devon Coast to Coast (National Cycle Network Route 27).

The route provides an almost flat trail through the spectacular upland scenery of Dartmoor with magnificent views to the west as far as Bodmin Moor and the north Cornwall coast.

Access the trail from Okehampton Station which is 13.9 miles/ 30 minute drive away.

The Dartmoor Way

The Dartmoor Way is a 95 mile signed circular route, which winds its way around the natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, linking hamlets, villages and towns along the way.

It takes cyclists through the varying landscape surrounding the high moor, visiting attractive and interesting locations, which offer a wide choice of places to eat and drink. The well-signed route follows quiet Devon lanes and minor roads, and uses traffic-free cycle trails wherever possible.

Access the trail from Okehampton Station which is 13.9 miles/ 30 minute drive away.

Exe Estuary Trail

The Exe Estuary Trail is a 16.4 mile scenic walking and cycling route which runs along the beautiful Exe Estuary connecting Exmouth and Dawlish Warren to Exeter Quay. You can also use different ferries to take you across the estuary, from Starcross to Exmouth, Topsham to Exminster, Topsham to Turf Locks and Exeter Quay to Double Locks.

Access the trail from Exeter Quay which is 26.9 miles/ 54 minute drive away.

Drake's Trail

Drake’s Trail runs along the western edge of Dartmoor and forms part of the southern half of the Devon Coast to Coast (National Cycle Network Route 27).This 21 mile walking and cycling route links Tavistock with Plymouth. Sections include the iconic Gem Bridge, the Grenogen Tunnel and the Clearbrook Ramp near Yelverton.

Access the trail from Tavistock which is 30.3 miles/ 53 minute drive away.

Grand Western Canal

This route runs alongside a tranquil section of the Grand Western Canal from Tiverton to Holcombe Rogus. The 11 mile route is family friendly and offers stunning views across the Blackdown Hills.

Access the trail from canal basin in Tiverton which is 30.7 miles/ 55 minute drive away.

LOCAL WALKS

The county of Devon comprises two national parks – Dartmoor and Exmoor – along with a host of other beautiful landscapes, from rugged coasts and wildlife-rich nature reserves, to waterfalls, river valleys and moorland.

Two Moors Way (Devon’s Coast to Coast)

Running for just over 100 miles between Ivybridge in the south and Lynmouth in the north, this famous path links the two National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Nearest access is from Morchard Bishop which is 14.4 miles/ 26 minute drive away.

Dartmoor National Park 

Dartmoor was designated as a National Park in 1951, a vast tract of largely untamed countryside of huge richness and diversity stretching across 368 square miles. It's a landscape quite unlike any other, populated by lofty granite tors, mysterious hut circles and standing stones, ancient woodlands, sturdy clapper bridges, rushing streams, Dartmoor ponies, bustling towns and secluded villages.

Nearest access is from Rowtor Car Park near Okehampton which is 15.6 miles/ 34 minute drive away.

South West Coastal Path

The Devon element of the South West Coast Path runs for 90 miles in the north and 115 miles in the south.

Nearest access is from Westward Ho which is 21.5 miles/ 41 minute drive away.

Exmoor National Park

The ideal place to explore the outdoors on foot, with over 600 miles of footpaths and bridleways, through oak woodlands, alongside tumbling rivers and across open heather-covered moorland, the variety is endless.

Nearest access is from Heasley Mill near South Molton which is 24 miles/ 45 minute drive away.
 

The Exe Valley Way

The Exe Valley Way is a long-distance 45 mile route for walkers exploring the length of this beautiful river valley, stretching from the South West Coast Path on the Exe Estuary to the village of Exford in Exmoor National Park. 

Nearest access is from Exeter which is 26 miles/ 50 minute drive away.