10 things to do with your dog in the local area

What you can enjoy together whilst holidaying here
South West Coast Path

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Not only is our site super dog friendly, the surrounding area is too! From enjoying delicious lunches to coastal walks, you won’t be short of things to do whilst holidaying in this beautiful part of Devon. Keep reading for some inspiration…

1. The Tarka Trail is an entirely traffic free route on which you can enjoy a gentle cycle ride with your dogs by your side. If you would prefer to walk and take in the beautiful scenery, the route can be broken up into manageable sections.

2. You can stop for a tasty bite to eat at Fremington Quay Café which serves some of the Westcountry’s finest produce. What’s more is that they don’t forget dogs! The café bakes their own specialty Quay Bone treat, a biscuit baked on the premises which contains doggy goodness and is loved by all their regular four legged friends.

3. The historic town of Great Torrington is just a 10-15 minute drive away and has some smaller shops for you to enjoy. There’s are also some great walks for you to take on the Torrington Commons, which surround the town.

4. When walking from Morte Point to Bull Point Park, we recommend you go through the village and past the pub and cemetery, before heading out towards Morte Point. Here you can look out for the seals which will often be found hunting for fish at high tide or hauled out on the rocks at low tide.

5. Being so close to the coast, our site is well situated for walking the South West Coast Path, as many beautiful sections are only a short distance away. Some parts are more dog friendly than others, which we will be able to point you in the direction of during your stay here!

6. Part of exploring North Devon has to include its many beautiful beaches. Northam Burrows, Westward Ho! and Instow are just a 15-minute drive from us. If you fancy a change from being in the heart of the countryside, you and your dogs can head to the stunning coastline.

7. Another fantastic walk is to take the Westward Ho! Coastal Path Park, beginning at Seafield car park. Then walk across the playing field to a track which was once a railway line. Follow this around Kipling Tors (named after Rudyard Kipling who went to school in Westward Ho!) and then walk along the coastal path with your dogs, as far as you please.

8. Watersmeet House is a National Trust owned tea house and a lovely spot for a refreshing drink or leisurely lunch. One of our favourite routes to reach there is to follow the River Lyn upstream and walk next to the beautiful river in a shady wooded valley (be sure to keep an eye out for dippers which can often been seen along this stretch).

9. Wistlandpound Reservoir has many woodland walks and accessible paths. Nestled in the rolling hills of Devon and Exmoor, it offers a great day out for families and dog owners.

10. Valley of the rocks is one of the most scenic locations on Exmoor. After enjoying a stroll you can reward yourselves with lunch in the lovely Meldrums Tea Rooms.

We hope this has given you some ideas! If you have any questions about staying with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 07759 210607 or email info@woodlandcottages.org.uk

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