Mid Devon

Explore the attractions of the South West.

Predominantly covering the south of beautiful Dartmoor National Park this area is full of rustic villages and market towns, and the landscape is ideal for those wishing to run, walk or take part in extreme sport activities.

Some well known people: Arthur Conan Doyle, Princetown; Sir Francis Drake, Tavistock; Josh Widdecombe.

Indoor and Outdoor


Tree Surfers


Test yourselves on tree top ropes trail with rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip wires. Hire a bike to explore 30kms of woodland trails through the Tamar Valley. Archery range.


Dart Rock Climbing Centre

Dart Mills

The home of indoor rock climbing in the South West. Indoor and outdoor activities built by climbers.


Virtual Jet Centre

Devon, Newton Abbot

Become the pilot of a 737 airliner having received superb training and advice in a Boeing 737 simulator featuring a full motion platform and 220 degree wrap around visual display.


Adventure Clydesdale


From three hour, full day or Adventure rides over a few days experience the wonders of Dartmoor from the back of one of these Big Friendly Giants. Experience dictates activity.


Dartmoor Driving


Friendly and qualified driving instruction at all levels, from a single pony through to a team and six-in-hand. The complete beginner is as welcome as the experienced driver.


Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre

Widdecombe in the Moor

Starting point for a variety of scenic moorland hacks for novice and experienced riders over 5 years old. BHS approved.

Nature and Animals


Buckfast Butterfly & Otter Sanctuary


Undercover landscaped garden filled with exotic butterflies, birds, fish and terrapins not to mention a variety of otter species.

Places of Interest


The Garden House


Owned by the Fortescue Garden Trust, you can explore the garden that is several gardens in one covering 10 acres and including nearly 6,000 plant varieties.


Buckfast Abbey


Since its founding as a Saxon monastery in 1018 the history of Buckfast is extraordinary as it is the only English medieval monastery to have been restored, after its destruction in The Dissolution, and used again for its original purpose.


Dartmoor Prison Museum

Dartmoor, Princeton

Discover the history of one of the most notorious prisons in the world, learn about ‘life inside’ and see everything from bone carvings to escape items, makeshift weapons to manacles, and more.


Morwellham Quay

Morwellham, Tavistock

Visit this award winning living history museum, explore the historic village and go underground to see the old copper mine.


Buckland Abbey


13th century Abbey, Gardens and Estate to discover with a fascinating history, which includes Sir Francis Drake.