Things to Do
With so much to choose from in North Devon, from the fantastic sandy beaches and hidden coves that will entice you and the children to explore, while dramatic coastlines and rugged uplands will take your breath away. The award winning local food and drink will tempt you, and the family activities and great local attractions will keep all of you entertained from dawn to dusk.

A few of the local attractions and activities are listed below:

Dunsdon National Nature Reserve (Adjoining)

Dunsdon contains probably the single most important example in England of a type of pasture known locally as Culm grassland. Culm grassland is a marshy, heathy vegetation that occurs over the slates and shales of the Culm Measures across north western Devon. It is a very diverse wildlife habitat, often extremely rich in wild flowers and supporting an immense range of other wildlife. Great for a nature ramble.

Ruby Trail (Holsworthy 11 miles)

The Ruby Country is a beautiful, tranquil, clean, un-spoilt and undiscovered area in the heart of rural Devon. Enclosed by Dartmoor, Exmoor and the north coast of Devon and Cornwall, Ruby Country is the ideal base for a magical, relaxing visit to the West Country. The Ruby Trail passes through many villages and hamlets surrounding the market towns of Holsworthy and Hatherleigh, much via the old disused railway line, closed by Dr Beeching.

Tamar Lakes (Bradworthy 2 ½ miles)

The Upper Tamar with brand new watersports centre offers sailing, windsurfing and kayaking for individuals, families and groups. With a café facility on site, and popular 3 mile lake walk. At the Lower Tamar you will find a much smaller lake with easy going footpaths. The Lower Lake is predominantly managed as a nature reserve as it is popular with many wildfowl. There is a bird hide open to all and several picnic tables.

Cookworthy Forest (Holsworthy 11miles)

Cookworthy Forest is an impressive conifer plantation in the gentle hills of West Devon, between Okehampton and Bude. With access to the Ruby Trail. This is an ideal location for walking and exploring. It also has a rather impressive round house.

The Big Sheep (Bideford 23 miles)

The Big Sheep The BIG Sheep is one of North Devon's top attractions. Highlights include; Sheep Racing, Animatronic live Chicken Show, Horse Whispering, Ewetopia Indoor Playground, Battlefield Live, Mountain Boarding, and much more! Good idea if you're after things to do in Devon.

New Mills Farm Park (Launceston 21 miles)

New Mills Farm Park great value, basic, FUN day out, for all the family, especially for toddlers and younger children. The only farm park where you can come by car or steam train! (Steam railway is a separate company - their own charges apply). With animals to see, and both indoor and outdoor activities.

Vacations in War Horse Country

The setting of Dartmoor in beautiful Devon plays host to Michael Morpurgo’s story, of Joey the "War Horse, with the film that has followed bringing the glory of the English countryside to a worldwide audience. The film showcasing, Devon's dramatically and beautiful Dartmoor National Park, where some of the original book was set. 'There's no place like it in the world,' said director Steven Spielberg. 'When I got to Dartmoor I realised I had a third character that I had to include in War Horse and that was the land and the sky, so Dartmoor plays a major role.
Dartmoor National Park at 368 square miles, is Southern England’s wildest, most rugged expanse of open country, and is known for the native Dartmoor ponies, who have run free for thousands of years.
Dartmoor is known for its tors, with more than 160 hills having the name Tor in their name and being topped with outcrops of boulder shaped granite bedrock.
The Dartmoor National Park is easily accessible from Dunsdon Farm in North Devon and will take around 35 to 40 minutes by car to get to Okehampton on the edge of the Park.
Self Catering Accomodation in War Horse Country The Old Shippon and Quarry Pods at Dunsdon Farm offer five star accommodation with easy access to Dartmoor, War Horse country.
The Old Shippon is a beautifully converted five star holiday let in North Devon, offering luxury self catering in War Horse country.
Quarry Pods at Dunsdon Farm, offer cool camping in War Horse country, with easy access to Dartmoor (30 - 35 minutes away).

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