There is simply loads of things to do in the local and wider area. Here are just a few. If we recommend them it's because we have been and enjoyed it and /or heard great things from a selection of our guests.

In the very local area there are an amazing amount of things to do for all ages and interests from historical buildings to aquariums, woods to beaches and fishing to golf. 

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High Octane Tree Surfers

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This is the must do for anyone who wants to get down and active. Its great fun and can be as easy or as hard as you want but all the activioties are physically demanding but there is no upper age limit. The height restriction is 1.5m and a weight limit of 20 stone 127kgs. Children under 12 years of age will need to be supervised by and adult.

Phone: 0845 4594632
Woodlands, Gulworthy
Tavistock Pl19 8JE

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There are simply stunning walks around Rumleigh Farm and within the local area. Dartmoor of course is the creme de la creme for most walkers and that is just a 15 minute car ride away which puts you slap bang into some of the best walking areas. Its a dog heaven as well.  But sometimes just go out from the farm and stroll ... you will be amazed at what you find! The people are freindly and countryside beautiful.

Minutes from the farm we have historic attactions and National trust properties Cothele and Buckland House, each have beautiful walks around breathtaking gardens, not to mention a 20 minute train journey away - the historic Barbican and Plymouth Hoe. Just come prepared for all sorts of weather, even in summer the mists can come in quickly, have good walking shoes - oh! and wellies are a me.

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Beaches are on the south and north coasts of Devon and Cornwall and at Rumleigh you are able to get to both coasts in about an hour. It really depends on where and what you want. The closest  sand beach in about 45 minutes. 

Some beaches are dog friendly all year some are only between certain times.

Beaches within an hours drive all on the south coast.

      • Kingsand Beach Cornwall, small beach - dogs allowed
      • Whitsand Bay Cornwall, Sand and rock pools - dogs allowed NO swimming strong current
      • Downderry Beach Cornwall, - dogs allowed
      • Seaton beach Cornwall, gritty sand - dogs allowed
      • Cawsand Beach Cornwall, Sandy beach - no dogs
      • Portwrinkle Beach Whitsand Bay - no dogs
      • Millendreath Beach, East Looe - no dogs
      • Lantic Bay Cornwall - pebbles dogs allowed -strong current
      • Plaidy beach Cornwall - dogs allowed
      • East Looe Beach - no dogs
      • Bovisand Plymouth, Devon - Sandy beach no dogs,
      • Wembury Plymouth Devon - Sand and rocks, no dogs
      • The north coast beaches are from an hour to and hour and half. However it really depends on the traffic.

To find out lots of information about all the beaches in Devon click here

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The River Tamar is the life blood of the valley and at Rumleigh you are only 500m away.

If you fancy getting down and close to the river there are plenty of choices available.

Canoe Tamar

Glide quietly around and really see the wildlife with Canoe Tamar. Everything you need is provided including an instructor, river guide and all your safety equipment. Suitable for all ages, but a real hit with the kids and loads of fun. Booking essential.

Starts from Cotehele Quay. (Or sometimes from Rumleigh Quay)

Phone 0845 430 1208

Tamar Valley River Cruise and Train ride for a day out that takes you all the way from Plymouth to Calstock. One way on the river and the other on the train via the beautiful Tamar valley line.

Start from Calstock Phone 01752 822797 or phone 01822 833331


Hiring Cycles is very easy from Rumleigh and if you keep them for a few days there is a covered shed to keep them safe and dry.

Tavistock Cycles Moutain bike and Tandem Hire Phone 01822 617630

At Rumleigh Farm you can request a drop off and pick up service for up to 4 people and their bikes which has to be booked in advance when charges will be given.

As the farm is at the bottom of a valley there is a steep climb to the top. If this is not in your skill level we are happy to get you the top of the hill....after all coming down is easy!!!!

Cycle routes are available from Tourist Information Tavistock 01822 612938.

We are also really close to the new down hill mountain bike runs. 

Remember if you have your own bike you can always bring them and we have enough place to store them whilst you don't need them.

Horse Riding

There are plenty of opportunities to ride locally. The area is horse mad!

Some suggested stables where you can ride from are:

Cholwell Riding School for riding across Dartmoor - everything you need supplied and for all abilities has been recommended by visitors.

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Cholwell Farm & Riding Stables

Mary Tavy, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9QG

Tel: 01822 810526

Elm Park Equestrian Centre

Elm Park, North Beer, Boyton, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8NP

Tel: 01566 785353

St. Leonards Equestrian Centre

Equestrian Centre, St. Leonards, Polson, St. Leonards, Polson, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 9QR

Tel: 01566 775543

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There are some great courses in the West Country 

There are some 50 golf courses in Devon and 35 courses in Cornwall these links give you phone numbers, yardages, opening times and green fees


Tennis is available in Tavistock at the Tennis Club right in the centre next to the Wharf.


Meadowlands Leisure Pool - Meadowlands has slides and things for kids

The Wharf


Phone: 01822 617774