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May we suggest the following places to visit; we give
the approximate mileage from the site.
- 100mtrs Forest Fungi - Farm Shop and Cafe - excellent breakfasts and more!
- ½Coastal Path - For walking from Poole to Minehead around the coast!
- ½Hire a bike and cycle to Exeter or Exmouth from Exe Trail Cycle Hire
- ½Dawlish Discovery Walk - Great circular walk - about 6 miles.
- 1 Exe Estuary - For walking, boating, fishing and bird watching.
- 1½ Dawlish
- picturesque town with sandy beaches, attractive gardens, trout
stream and the famous black swans.
- 2 Dawlish Country Park - 65 acres of countryside - great for walking your dog!
- 2½ Cockwood
- pretty harbour and two good inns. (Link is the village hall)
- 3 Starcross - play golf at Oak Meadow, then take the ferry to
- 5 Powderham
- a real 14th century English Castle.
- 6 Teignmouth
- a busy resort & port with sea and river beaches. For golfers there is a great golf course too! SeaSports SW offering RYA Watersports tuition and equipment hire for a huge range of watersports including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing, paddle boarding, power boating and personal watercraft (jetskis).
- 7 Shaldon
- quaint riverside village with a par three golf course. Go
on Wednesday for their "1785 Day". Take the ferry from Teignmouth! The Wildlife Trust (a small zoo) is popular too.
- 7 Bishopsteignton - a village with a vineyard! Enjoy the countryside with a glass of Old Walls Vineyard's best tipple and a cream tea. Home to "Jack's Patch" - a garden centre with lots more to offer all members of the family!
- 8 Haldon Forest Park - Great cyle trails and Butterfly Walk, "Go Ape" adventure park. Bird of Prey observation Point
- 9 Babbacombe - who doesn't visit the Model
- 9 Exminster - All new golf driving range and 9 hole pay and play course - looks brilliant!
- 10 Torquay - Penguins and seals "Right on the beach" at Living Coasts
- 11 Newton Abbot - old market town with Wednesday cattle market.
Hunt racecourse with a dozen summer meetings.
- 11 Rackerhayes - popular coarse fishing ponds
- 11 Torbay - the English
Riviera resorts of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
- 12 Plant World - Devon's "little outdoor Eden" - fantastic views!
- 13 Exeter
- cathedral city with maritime museum and Princesshay shopping
centre plus fabulous `Riverside' indoor pool.
- 13 Paignton - the famous
Zoo and steam
railway to Kingswear & Dartmouth.
- 14 Crealy
- the great adventure park. Marvellous for your little 'uns.
- 15 Rock Gardens at Chudleigh - about 8 acres of wild gardens, ponds, a Rock Walk and more..
- 14 Trago Mills
- out-of-town shopping centre with miniature railway, coarse
fishing, children's entertainment's, etc. - quite unique
- 14 Devon Wildlife Centre - home of the Hedgehog Hospital and.. feed the chipmunks and lambs (seasonal)...
- 15 Canonteign Falls - England’s highest waterfall, descending a staggering 220 ft, it is breathtaking.
- 20 Dartmoor
- National Park. Over 365 square miles of of beautiful moorlands
to be explored. Bring your wellies and a compass.
- 20 Totnes - ancient riverside town. Have a good look around before
going onto the Woodlands Adventure Park. Great for kids, wet
or dry. Highly recommended.
- 20 Buckfastleigh - visit Buckfast Abbey, the Butterfly
Farm and then take a trip on the Dart Valley Steam Railway.
farm centre is a great day out for the whole family.
- 24 Moretonhampstead - The Miniature Pony Centre - everybody's
favourite day out to the edge of the moor.
- 32 Dartmouth - world-famous yachtsman's haven. A must for boat
watchers. Try the river trip - it's fabulous!
- 41 Plymouth - The Hoe, the Barbican, the Navy, and make sure
you visit the National
....We could go on and on for ever. Surely this is
the best area in England for the variety of activities and places
to enjoy - masses of free up-to-date literature and information
available, with a smile from reception.
on and where to go" - Brilliant website about Devon tourist
For our local news and info check out Torbay's local
paper and also the Exeter
7 Dawlish Walks
Compiled by Dawlish Town Council and the Teignmouth and Dawlish Ramblers Association, these 7 walks vary in length but all show the area off very well!
Ok, so you have come to the seaside and enjoyed the beach and are
now looking for something to do on “your day away from the
sand”, something that the whole family will enjoy –
at little or NO cost!
Here are just a few places to go where it won’t
cost you a penny in parking or entrance fees!
In no particular order I’ll start with:
On a farm near Sidmouth (about an hour’s drive), it was founded
in 1969 by Dr. Elizabeth Svendsen MBE, over 8,500 donkeys have come
into their care. No donkey is ever refused admission. Having visited
the Sanctuary a couple of years ago I can whole heartedly recommend
a visit, that part of Devon is very pretty so make it a day out! Dogs welcome on a lead.
Closer to home “There’s nowhere like… Trago Mills
Family Shopping and Leisure Parks”. Again no entrance/parking
charges with lots of bargains and things to do (which of course
may have a charge!). Located between Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey
(a “gateway” to Dartmoor) it will take around half an
hour to reach in the car.
Is a stones throw away from the Teapottery and boasts the Biggest
Range of Marbles in the World! And is home to “Snooki”
the Biggest Marble Run in Britain! You can watch glass being blown
(weekdays) and visit the 3 inhouse Museums.
All the attractions have, of course, tea rooms for
lunches, snacks, etc. Indeed House of marbles boasts (again!) “The
Biggest Cream tea in Devon”….
This famous Abbey was founded nearly 1000 years ago, and is located
at Buckfastleigh just off the A38 Expressway between Exeter and
Plymouth, about 40 minutes from Leadstone. There are gardens to
enjoy and various shops/exhibitions where you can discover more
about the monks and their way of life. The monks are famous for
a number of things including tonic wine, honey and fudge etc. Oh,
I almost forgot… you are welcome to attend one of the many
Church services too!