Summerhill Farm camping on Dartmoor

 

 

 


Local Attractions

Our location makes us a perfect base from which to explore the area being situated on Dartmoor which offers some beautiful scenery including the River Dart and of course the stone Tors that Dartmoor is famed for. With an area of some 368 square miles to choose from you can still find quiet hidden areas and with around 450 miles of public rights of way there are plenty of places to explore within the National Park. Some of the better known locations to visit include Haytor, Hound Tor, Dartmeet as well as Princetown with its famous prison and the clapper bridge at Postbridge. Where ever you go you are assured of some amazing scenery and wild rugged landscapes.

For those wanting a visit to the seaside we are within easy reach of the South Devon Heritage Coast with around 49 miles of coves, sand dunes, cliffs and salt marsh as well as seaside towns and villages. Some of the better known areas include the beaches at Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands with their shingle beaches ideal for a day on the beach, or you might want to explore some of the seaside towns like Dartmouth or Brixham to see what is on offer.

Other attractions include Adventure Parks, Theme Parks and Zoos for busy energetic days out or for quieter more relaxed days there are Steam Train Rides and River Cruises to be enjoyed as well as the historic Powderham Castle and Buckfast Abbey, all within easy reach of us.

 

Childrens Days Out
 
Zoos And Animals

River Dart Country Park : Outdoor fun and adventure on the River Dart just a very short distance up the road from us. Day visitors welcome.

Pennywell Farm : Award Winning Farm Activity Park with animals, falconry displays and rides.

Crealy Theme Park : Rides, Animals, Play Areas.

Woodlands Theme Park : Rides, Animals, Play Areas

 

Paignton Zoo : In Paignton

Dartmoor Zoo (Ben's Zoo) : Near Plymouth

Butterflies And Otters : Buckfast

Living Coasts : Torquay

National Marine Aquarium : Plymouth

   
Family Days Out   General Links

South Devon Railway : Operates between Buckfastleigh and Totness

Dartmouth Steam Railway And Riverboat Company : Cruise between Dartmouth and Totness on the Riverboat and come back on a bus and steam train.

Powderham Castle : Stately Home of the Earl And Countess Of Devon. Tours, Pets Corner, Childrens Play Area, Deer Park and Birds Of Prey

Buckfast Abbey : Home to the Catholic Community of Benedictine Monks and makers of the famous Buckfast Wine

Blackpool Sands : Privately managed beach with cafe and water sports

 

Dartmoor National Parks Authority : The official Dartmoor National Park Authority web site, everything you need to know about what to do on Dartmoor.

South Devon Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty : Official web site of the Devon AONB

Lots To Do : Devon's Top Tourist Attractions web site with links to many tourist attractions through out Devon.

     
     
 

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