Perfect for pedalling, pottering and pubbing

Pedal, ride or walk Dartmoor and Exmoor. Try quad biking, let the kids Go Ape!, go underground (with a hard hat), or go for gliding, fishing, climbing, ambling and rambling. Or just pottering and pubbing.

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Exmoor and Dartmoor on your doorstep

Whether you are looking for a beautiful walk, horse ride or cycle across the high moors and through wooded valleys, or if the gentler comforts of a local afternoon tea in one of Exmoor’s beautiful villages is more your thing; Exmoor National Park has something for the whole family to enjoy.

A short drive away is the historic market town of Crediton, ideally positioned for Exmoor and Dartmoor and only seven miles from the Cathedral city of Exeter. Crediton hosts a monthly farmer’s market where you can find an array of local products and gifts.

There are numerous excellent walks around the property of varying distances, both cross-country on designated footpaths and on beautifully scenic, quiet country lanes.

Maps of walks with a pub en-route can be supplied by the owners on request.

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Go Ape! Haldon Go Ape is the UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.

Never tried a quad before? No problem! Head to Quad World, where everyone can join in the fastest growing sport in the UK! You will get full tuition on a one-to-one basis and full protective clothing.

Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are great places to visit if you want to do some horse riding, as is Chulmleigh itself, which has local stables for horse riding lessons and hiring your little ones will love being on horse back.

Devon Railway Centre offers a unique interactive fun rail experience with unlimited train rides around the centre and opportunities for you to become involved!

Spend the days exploring Exeter’s Underground Passages. You are given a hard hat and expected to walk and crawl through some extremely narrow passages that wind around the city’s aqueducts.

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An 18-hole short course in Chulmleigh, less than five minute’s walk away. Then advance to to the full-size course some ten minute’s away at Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club.

Light aircraft, gliding and microlight flying sessions are available at Eaglescott Airfield, only 15 minutes away from The Rectory.

The Rectory has many brilliant spots for fishing nearby. The Little Dart is a ‘late running river’, so fish arrive later in the year. The Taw is best for salmon in the spring and is good for sea trout from May onwards.

Spend a day at Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre. An indoor climbing centre and outdoor Activity Centre. Why not try some new exciting activities?

Sail, surf, swim, ramble, amble, ride or cycle on Devon’s rugged Atlantic coast. Try wakeboarding, bridge-jumping or coasteering. Just laze on the beach or follow winding lanes to ivy-covered village pubs.

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