Parties, pottering and picnicking

Wander down the Gorge and picnic barefoot beneath the waterfall. Hear the Devil’s Cauldron bubble and roar. Ride the ancient moorland by horse or bike. Potter the fishing villages and laze on sandy beaches. Find churches, cathedrals and gardens galore.

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Around every corner the river Lyd plunges, tumbles, swirls and gently meanders as it travels through the gorge. Walk just 100 yards from the house and explore the White Lady Waterfall at Lydford Gorge.

A visit to Devon would not be complete without a day at Dartmoor’s famous Becky Falls to enjoy the very best that Dartmoor has to offer.

If it’s a faster pace of life you’re afte, a rush of adrenaline, get on your bike and get cycling, run, hike, climb. Not enough? Canoe some of the best water in the UK on the River Dart, take in the moor on horseback and challenge yourself.

Enjoy good local Dartmoor food, wander farmers markets, take in an art gallery or pick up something unique in the boutique shops of the moorland towns.

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Hailed in the Wild Swimming book as ‘…possibly the most magical wild swimming in Britain’, Dartmoor has some exceptional places to take a dip. You will find cool water reached via steep forests with natural pools and water slides.

A truly captivating family attraction in Devon, the Miniature Pony Centre. Set in an idyllic setting in the heart of scenic Dartmoor, there is plenty of beautiful countryside to explore while enjoy the afternoon with the miniature ponies.

Spend the day on a steam train at the South Devon Railway. At the Buckfastleigh Station, there is a play area, gardens, museum, workshop and cafe for the whole family to enjoy.

Enjoy an adrenalin packed fun day with paintball games, Battlefield Live laser games and tank on tank paintball with 4 paintball panzers.

For the Grown Ups

Tree surfing is an adrenaline-pumping, heart-thumping bird’s eye experience. Test your limits, on rope bridges, zip wires and tree jumps. Don’t just get close to nature, be part of it.

As well as the ultimate adrenalin sport, canoeing and kayaking can be a fantastic way to see the landscape from a different perspective. You will be able to glide through the water, amongst wildlife and along secluded rivers and streams.

Enjoy an afternoon of soap making in their bespoke workshop in Tavistock, Thoroughly creative, relaxing and informative learning the art of soap making.

The village of Lydford has two pubs, The Castle and the Dartmoor Inn, both provide excellent food and can be recommended for lunch.

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