2021 South Devon Visitor Guide - Flipbook - Page 6
Decoy Country Park
South Devon is home to miles of
footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes
as well as coastline, countryside, rivers
and adventure attractions, making it the
ideal location for an active holiday.
Historical forts, magnificent castles,
ancient sites and a staggeringly beautiful
prehistoric coastline, South Devon offers
the ultimate location if you’re looking for
a trip filled with history and intrigue.
Dotted across the landscape of the region
are fascinating buildings to be discovered.
Why not visit a majestic castle, many still
stand strong overlooking ancient towns
and countryside, some have been restored
and others are merely ruins.
Climbing is becoming increasingly popular
and hiking is always a great choice when
you have so much breath-taking scenery
to explore. Plus both are great ways to
keep the whole family active during your
trip. Head to an indoor climbing centre or
join in with a guided climb outside through
an adventure provider in the region.
If you want to explore the coast at your
own speed, the South West Coast Path is
a must for a blood-pumping hike!
CLIMBING & HIKING
Or perhaps take a trip to one of the
stately homes which within them hold
the lifetimes of previous owners, and
wander around their gardens admiring
the beautifully landscaped grounds.
The rivers and estuaries are ideal for
practicing a new aquatic activity as is
the gorgeous coastline. Or if you fancy
a free water based endeavour, go wild
swimming; you’ll find plenty of natural
pools on Dartmoor to enjoy or head for
a secluded cove on the coast.
Take to the water and try your hand
at one of the many watersports on
offer in the region. From sailing and
windsurfing to kayaking and stand up
paddleboarding, you’ll find your perfect
water adventure in South Devon.
Sharpitor summit ridge
If ancient history is more your thing, the
area will not leave you disappointed.
Step back to the prehistoric era as you
explore back in time at the Jurassic
Coast and the secrets held within the
rocks of beasts that once roamed the
earth. Or, head to the wilderness of
Dartmoor where you can find Bronze Age
settlements, stone circles and Neolithic
sites. The Blackdown Hills AONB also
boasts great sites of interest such as Iron
Age hillforts and Bronze Age cemeteries.