Jen’s guidebook

Jen
Jen’s guidebook

Walking, Mountain Biking & Enjoying Nature

Right on our doorstep, this lovely forest was planted in 1919 as part of an effort to restore woodlands after World War One. It’s mainly Douglas Firs and also has pretty streams and various flora and fauna.
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Eggesford Forest
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Right on our doorstep, this lovely forest was planted in 1919 as part of an effort to restore woodlands after World War One. It’s mainly Douglas Firs and also has pretty streams and various flora and fauna.
Owned by the Forestry Commission, the circular walk takes you past a magnificent Douglas Fir, planted in 1840, as well as the remains of an early medieval motte and bailey castle.
Heywood forest
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Owned by the Forestry Commission, the circular walk takes you past a magnificent Douglas Fir, planted in 1840, as well as the remains of an early medieval motte and bailey castle.
The Tarka trail is a series of footpaths and cycle paths around North and on, that follow the route of the fictional character Tarka The Otter. It covers 180 miles in total and you can pick up the route just here in Eggesford.
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Tarka Trail
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The Tarka trail is a series of footpaths and cycle paths around North and on, that follow the route of the fictional character Tarka The Otter. It covers 180 miles in total and you can pick up the route just here in Eggesford.
Just a few miles South West of us. Take in its craggy landscape, defined by forests, rivers, wetlands and tors (rock formations). Enjoy watching the wonderful Dartmoor ponies that roam freely on the parkland.
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Dartmoor
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Just a few miles South West of us. Take in its craggy landscape, defined by forests, rivers, wetlands and tors (rock formations). Enjoy watching the wonderful Dartmoor ponies that roam freely on the parkland.
Head North East of us to the beautiful Exmoor National Park and walk the hilly open moorland and deep wooded valleys. Take in the stunning remote countryside with scenic drives to ancient villages and hamlets. Take your bike and check out the mountain biking routes.
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Dunster National Park Centre
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Head North East of us to the beautiful Exmoor National Park and walk the hilly open moorland and deep wooded valleys. Take in the stunning remote countryside with scenic drives to ancient villages and hamlets. Take your bike and check out the mountain biking routes.

Coastal, including Surfing

Take a trip of about 45 minutes out to the Woolacombe Bay. Voted the Sunday Times Beach of The Year in 2021. This 3 mile stretch of golden sand is renowned for its cleanliness, water quality and facilities. It’s simple stunning at any time of year.
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Woolacombe Beach
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A picturesque historic harbour of quaint pastel coloured houses, great eateries and independent shops, Illfracombe is a great day out. Enjoy dramatic cliff top scenery and explore the nearby beaches and coves.
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Ilfracombe Harbour
10A The Quay
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A picturesque historic harbour of quaint pastel coloured houses, great eateries and independent shops, Illfracombe is a great day out. Enjoy dramatic cliff top scenery and explore the nearby beaches and coves.