There's something for everyone and so much to see and explore. From the North Cornwall coast to the rugged landscapes of Dartmoor.
North Cornish Coast
Coastal footpaths, golden sands, picturesque fishing villages and rugged cliffs.
Stunning and beautiful with great beaches, the North Cornish coast is ideal if you love the waves, walking the coastal footpaths or visiting its picturesque ports and harbours. The thriving seaside town of Bude offers sandy beaches, a sea pool, canal walks, shops, galleries and cafes to enjoy and wonder through. Further down the coast is the surfing beach of Widemouth Bay, the cove of Crackington Haven, the port of Boscastle, historic Tintagel with its King Arthur legend and Port Isaac famed for the TV series Doc Martin. You may choose to cycle the traffic free Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow and reward yourself with delicious fish and chips.
Travelling north of Bude back towards Devon you may wish to stop off and visit the National Trusts smallest property of Hawkers Hut. Moving on up the coast, Hartland Quay with its rugged cliffs and spectacular rock formations or maybe you would like to step back in time and walk the cobbled street of Clovelly where you’ll pass charming fishermen’s cottages on the way to the harbour.
Granite outcrop tors, open moorland, forests and wetlands.
Dartmoor National Park with its natural and rugged landscape which is famous for its granite outcrop tors, open moorland, forests and wetlands provide plenty of space to walk and explore. The Dartmoor ponies roam the large open spaces along with hardy cattle and sheep. Delightful Widecombe in the Moor is just one of many villages where you may wish to stop off for a Devon Cream tea or visit one of Dartmoor’s many historic inns. Other places well worth a look include Lydford Gorge, Buckfast Abbey, Clapper Bridge and ancient Wistman’s wood to name but a few.
Scenic walks and cycle paths provide a great day out with plenty to see and do.
Roadford Lake offers a great day out with plenty to see and do. The popular outdoor and activities centre offers a variety of water sports and land based activities from sailing , windsurfing, kayaking to high ropes and climbing or just enjoy the scenic walks or cycle paths.
Historic Launceston has much to offer, from castles to steam railways and stunning countryside views.
Visit the Launceston Castle built in the 13th Century, it gives fantastic views over the town and countryside and the Castle green is the perfect spot for a picnic. The Launceston steam railway gives another insight of how life used to be when freight and passengers used the Victorian locomotives. See where the famous writer/poet and local lad Charles Causley lived or visit the Magdalene Church with its beautiful wood carvings.
An old market town with a weekly livestock market and modern supermarkets.
The old market town of Holsworthy is part of Ruby Country and the surrounding area is strongly associated with agriculture and farming. A weekly livestock market is held every Wednesday. The town continues with the tradition of St Peter’s fair in early July, this dates back to the 13th Century and at the end of August the Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural show is held. Ruby Country cycle routes criss cross the area and this is a great way to explore the many villages and hamlets in the part of rural Devon.