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If you are staying at Moorparks cottages, have a look on top of the bookshelf!.
Ring Sheila on 01805 603026 to arrange a viewing with no obligation.
Beaford market, every month
It doesn’t have to been an alpaca, ask to see a sample….we have a few!
Spencer now has a Facebook page with shop.
Halsdon Nature Reserve
Waymarked walks weave down through woodland leading you to the banks and water meadows of the River Torridge.
In summer the Torridge is the place to see sand martins and kingfishers. In winter look for ducks including goosanders as they dive beneath the water’s surface to catch fish. All year round you have a chance of seeing otters. The riverside wildlife hide is the place to go and try your luck.
Stafford Moor Fishery
There is a tackle shop on site which also carries a range of snacks and drinks and coffee and tea is always available.
Day tickets are available. Call 01805 804360
The Devon Artist
If you looking for some paintings or want to learn how to paint, check out his website: Paul Hopkinson, The Devon Artist
Libbaton Golf Club
Torrington Swimming Pool
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Tarka Pottery Torrington
Booking is essential for all clay activities 07931 306414
Attractions within 5 miles: Dartington Crystal
The Tarka Trail
Check for opening times. This is when we went on the factory tour in Feb. 2018 ……Dartington Factory tour
So if you are out and about in the Winkleigh area then do your taste buds a favour and sample some traditional cider. www.winkleighcider.co.uk
Great Torrington Golf Club
The Tarka Trail, North Devon
The Tarka trail route can be broken up into easily managed sections:
- Braunton to Barnstaple 10km / 6 miles
- Barnstaple to Bideford 14km / 9 miles
- Bideford to Great Torrington 10km / 6 miles
- Great Torrington to Meeth 18km / 11 miles
Paul, Mel, George and Ben G. from Hampshire stayed at Moorparks Barn for a short break.Taken from the guest book. Day 1. Torrington to Barnstaple. Approx 14 miles, free parking at the Puffin Billy (easy access at this time of year). The whole trail is on good tarmac surface with very few gradients, and is easy riding. It is the most popular part of the trail, with lots of history and fantastic views out over the estuaries, and with many species of wading birds. There are many places to eat in Instow, but if you can hold out until Fremington Quay you will be rewarded with a nice pub and some really great views over to Chivenor marshes. Onwards to Barnstaple, we started out too late to be able to spend time exploring here, and after coffee and cakes, made the return trip, taking a leisurely 6 1/2 hours. Day 2. Torrington to Meeth. Approx 11 miles. This part of the trail is altogether a very different ride to day 1, with a more rural feel, and with different riding surfaces, including a reasonable amount of mud and leaves meaning mountain bikes with mud guards are more suitable. There is a long, slow gradient as the track climbs out of Torrington to East Yarde, before the reverse incline down from Petrockstow to Meeth. This part of the trail is not nearly as popular as the Torrington to Barnstaple section – we only saw about a dozen other groups on each leg which gave the boys plenty of time and space to practice their tricks and skills! We would recommend purchasing the Tarka Trail guide as a comprehensive and easy to follow guide to the trail, and its associated history and ecology.
Cobbaton Combat Collection
On site is a large shop stocking collectors’ items, de-activated guns, inert ammunition, clothing, hats, badges, survival equipment, books, CDs, toys, souvenirs and much more. There is a working NAAFI canteen wagon with seating area, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks seasonally, and a picnic area. The collection has disabled facilities and wheelchair access. Only guide dogs allowed in the buildings.
The Big Sheep
- Archery Tag
- Rampage – Rollercoaster
- Farm Safari Tractor Ride
- Sheep Racing
- Beer Show
- Splash Zone
- Swan Pedalos
- Pony Rides
- Duck Trials
- Lamb Feeding
- Sheep Dog Trials and Training
Instow Beach, North Devon
The Glorious OysterTowards the end of Instow Beach, by the car park entrance, is a fantastic seafood and oyster bar. Expect to see; lobster, crab, fish burgers, scallops, squid, oysters, mussels, cockles as well as vegetarian dishes using seaweed & sea vegetables. Moorparks stopped of for a lunchtime snack…………………this is a must for seafood lovers.
Westward Ho! beach
After a day at the beachThere are three lovely restaurants which are perfect for a meal after your day out. Morans and The Pier House are in Westward Ho! and The Pig on the Hill just a mile away. (Click for details)
Farmers markets in Devon
- Ashburton Farmers’ Market, Tuckers Yard, Chuley Road, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7DG – 5 days a week – Tuesday – Saturday
- Barnstaple Farmers Market, Pannier Market, Barnstaple – Every Tuesday & Friday
- Bideford Farmers’ Market, Market Place, Town Centre, Bideford – Every Tuesday & Saturday
- Bovey Tracey Farmers’ Market, Town Square, Union Street, Bovey Tracey – Alternate Saturdays every month
- Buckfastleigh Farmers’ Market, Near The Globe Inn, Town Centre – Every Thursday
- Budleigh Salterton Farmers’ Market, Polle Car Park, off High Street – Last Friday of every month
- Coombe Martin Farmers’ Market, Village Hall – Every third Saturday of the month
- Crediton Farmers’ Market, The Market Square – Every 1st Saturday of the month
- Cullompton Farmers’ Market, Station Road Car Park, Forge Way – 2nd Saturday of the month
- Dartmouth Farmers’ Market, The Old Market – Every second Saturday of the month
- Exeter Farmers’ Market, Junction of South Street and Fore Street – Every Thursday
- Exmouth Farmers’ Market, The Strand Gardens – 2nd Wednesday every month
- Holsworthy Farmers’ Market, The Square – Every Wednesday
- Honiton Farmers’ Market, Lace Walk car park – Third Thursday of every month
- Ilfracombe Farmers’ Market, St Peters Church, Highfield Road – Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month
- Ivybridge Farmers’ Market, Hartford Road Car Park – Third Saturday of every month
- Kingsbridge Farmers’ Market, Town Square – Every first & third Saturday of the month
- Lynton Farmers’ Market, Town Hall – First Saturday of every month
- Newton Abbot Farmers’ Market, Courtnay Street – Every Tuesday
- Okehampton Farmers Market, St. James’ Chapel Square, Fore Street – Every first and third Saturday of the month
- Ottery St Mary Farmers’ Market, Hind Street Car Park – 1st Friday of the month
- Plymouth Farmers’ Market, Town Centre Plaza – Every second & fourth Saturday of the month
- Plymouth Good Food Market, Royal William Yard – First Sunday of every month
- South Molton Pannier Market, Pannier Market – Fourth Saturday of the month
- Tavistock Farmers’ Market, Bedford Square – Every second & fourth Saturday of the month
- Teignmouth Farmers’ Market, The Triangle – Last Saturday of every month
- Tiverton Pannier Market, Pannier Market – Every Tuesday & Friday
- Torquay Farmers’ Market, Union Street – Every Friday
- Totnes Good Food Market, Market Square – Every Third Sunday of the Month
- Widecombe Farmers’ Market, Widecombe-on-the-Moor – Every fourth Saturday of the month
Atlantis Adventure Park
Castle Hill Gardens
Appledore BandAppledore band provides services to the surrounding area playing for church services, parades, carnivals and ship launching! The band has even played for The Prince of Wales on no less than two occasions. Today those same values continue with the newest batch of recruits from the local area learning under guidance from members of the senior band. Every monday evening between 7pm-9pm the band play on Appledore Quay, between June-August.
Appledore village, North DevonInstow. We quite often go to Appledore for an afternoon visit……………….here is one trip.
Market Street KitchenRunning parallel to the main street in a lovely little side street is this cosy little cafe. Great, fresh food in a nice setting. We stopped in for some lunch during a visit to Appledore…………..have a look here.
Barnstaple Food Market
Places to Visit near: Air Extreme,
Dartmoor National Park
Appledore Sails – Sailing in North Devon
- Short trips around the picturesque Torridge Taw Estuary just for yourselves on an Appledore built two masted traditional lugger, ‘Jez-y-belle’.
- Privately charter ‘Patron’, a 31 foot skippered yacht, for short trips, for a day trip to Lundy or Clovelly, for a weekend or longer.
- Hire a RYA qualified commercial offshore yacht master – to move your boat, for training, or to skipper your own charter holiday.
Sea fishing at Appledore
For Sea Fishing all equipment and bait is provided and setup for you, all you need to do is wear suitable clothing. Why not take a pleasure cruise on the River Torridge and see the wildlife and hear of some local history.
Contact: 01237 422307
Or pop into the Appledore Quay Gift shop for more information.
Westward Ho! Band on the green 2018
Trapped Escape Rooms Okehampton
Quince Honey Farm
Holsworthy Livestock Market
North Devon Hawk Walks
Moorparks went along to try out a Hawk Walk………..see how we got on.
The Milky Way Adventure Park
All deliveries for people living in Clovelly have to be taken down the hill by sledge. These sledges can be seen at the side of the cottages by anyone walking down through the village towards the harbour. This ban on traffic has preserved the atmosphere of the village. The lower part of the village has been saved from development by the Hamlyn family, the local landowners. There are no holiday cottages allowed in the main village and no concessions to the tourist industry. Consequently, the picture postcard village is still a living village, where fishermen still mend their nets on the quay.
Nearby places to visit: The Milky Way Adventure Park
Copy the Moorparks Google Map of places in Devon to Visit: Moorparks Map
Arlington Court – National Trust
Saunton Sands Beach
In 1943–44, over 10,000 American GIs descended on the village of Braunton and trained for the D-Day landings amongst the dunes of Saunton Beach…
Now Saunton Sands plays host to some of the best surf in the country – when the conditions are right!
There are long stretches of water which are perfect for swimmers and surfers and is more suited to beginners and intermediate surfers than the northern Croyde Bay.
Robbie Williams is a fan of Saunton Sands using it for his ‘Angels’ video.
There are a range of food outlets, toilets and beach shops with easy disabled access. Saunton is currently the only beach in North Devon to have a Landeez all terrain wheelchair. This wheelchair will allow those who are less abled or disabled to have full enjoyment of the beach as it is able to traverse all areas and to be used in the shallows of the sea.
Dogs are allowed on the beach all year. You can take a refreshing walk to Crow Point which will provide some amazing views across the coastline.
Beaches nearby: Croyde Beach, Putsborough Beach
Castle Drogo, National Trust
Nothing is normal. Dramatic castle Drogo overlooking the Teign Gorge, undergoing a conservation project to make it watertightWe’re staying open during the conservation work, giving you the opportunity to go behind the scenes. Inside the castle has been redisplayed, you will see elements of the collection brought together in creative ways, and darkened spaces brought to life revealing new aspects of Drogo’s remarkable story. Discover the beautiful Lutyens-designed terraced garden with dramatic views of Dartmoor. There’s plenty to see from the rose garden to the quaint Bunty House (Wendy House) complete with its own miniature garden. Below the castle you can follow the winding paths into the sheltered Teign Valley. Explore this ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife as you follow the trails along the river. Recharge at the café with a traditional Devon cream tea or tuck into a slice of cake. At our gift shop and plant centre you can pick up a wide range of plants, books, cards and locally produced food.
Telephone 01271 320 218
Putsborough Sands Beach
Putsborough is on the south side of Woolacombe and being farther away from the hotels shops and cafes means that the beach is usually quieter than neighbouring beaches. The golden long sweeping sands are renowned for their cleanliness and beauty. This beach provides superb bathing and the rolling waves of the Atlantic makes this a surfer’s paradise. It is popular with swimmers, surfers, windsurfers and sea canoeists. There is a beach car park with disabled spaces however direct beach access involves some steps. Surfboard hire is available on the beach and Dogs are permitted from October to April. It is truly a beautiful beach with all the facilities for a great day out.
Wild Pear Beach
Life guards ensure safe family swimming during the summer. Surfers come from all over the country to enjoy the great waves and clean water.The rolling surf brings unbroken Atlantic breakers from across thousands of miles of ocean to pound on this three-mile long stretch of golden sand. The sheer length of the beach means it is possible to find quiet places in the surf even at the height of summer. This is one of the reasons it is fast becoming renowned as an international surfing hotspot.
Geographically the beach lies between the rugged unspoilt Baggy and Morte Points. The rolling surf brings unbroken Atlantic breakers from across thousands of miles of ocean to pound on the golden sand. Easy access and three large car parks are available with space for 3000 cars including disabled parking.
Lydford Gorge, National Trust
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
The Miniature Pony Centre Dartmoor
Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park
Combe Martin Beach
Beaches nearby: Wild Pear Beach, Saunton Sands Beach, Putsborough Beach, Woolacombe Beach,
Docton Mill Gardens & Tea Rooms
Docton Mill Wild Flower Gardens are situated in North Devon (UK) in a stunning valley, 1000m from the coast. The Garden started in the 1930’s but fell into disrepair in the 1970’s. 1980 saw the Mill renovated and Garden cleared with extensive planting and the creation of a new Bog Garden and borders, vast numbers of trees were planted. The start of the new Millennium saw developments including a new Magnolia Garden with large Herbaceous borders, Woodland Garden and Greenhouse area enabling more extensive plant propagation. The Wild Flower Gardens theme is to make everything as natural as possible. In spring there are displays of narcissi, primulas, camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas with bluebells covering the woods. In summer the garden abounds with roses, there is a rose bank of Felicia and Pax and adjacent to this is the Herbaceous border. In this field there are 25 varieties of magnolia – truly a garden to give variety throughout the seasons.
Sheepdog & Falconry display
Farmyard Show, North Devon
Mortehoe beach (Rockham)
Exmoor Zoological Park
Ilfracombe, Music on the Bandstand
Lee Bay Beach
Cholwell Riding Stables
Situated on the A386 between Okehampton and Tavistock, next to the famous ‘Wheal Betsy’ Silver Lead mine, we are perfectly located to ride straight out onto Dartmoor with no need for any road work. This allows you to enjoy your whole ride on the moor and admire its breathtaking views (weather permitting!)
We cater for all types of rider from the complete novice to the most experienced rider and have a wide selection of quality, fit and well-mannered horses.
Moorparks went for a trot across the moors…………. See how we got on.
Rock Climbing Taster Sessions
Horse Drawn Barge trip, Tiverton
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
There will be special themed events throughout the season, in addition to which we are open every day from April through to the end of October and weekends in November and December . Come along and pay us a visit – it’s a great day out for all the family. Also worth checking Groupon as they also list discounts too
Watersmeet – National Trust
Dramatic river gorge, ancient woodlands, tea garden and shop in stunning surroundings
Tavistock Farmers Market
High Season and School Holidays Monday-Sunday 10am – 5:00pm In times of heavy rain, high winds and due to the nature of our location, it may be necessary to close Canonteign Falls for health and safety reasons.