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South Devon is full of places to go and things to do whilst you’re there on holiday. So many, in fact, that you may find yourself overwhelmed by the choices. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of ten activities for you to look at, highlighting some of the best.

  • Cycling – The Coast to Coast route runs from North Devon into south Devon, ending at Plymouth. A trip from or to Okehampton or Plymouth will give you a great day out.
  • Horse Riding – Dartmoor is a fantastic place for a trek. The valleys and hills offer spectacular views, and there are routes suitable for riders of any skill level.
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides – If you happen to be enjoying a Torbay holiday, then you might want to take advantage of the availability of rides in a Hot Air Balloon. Available at other locations around south Devon as well, riding to heights of up to 3000 feet is not something many people expect from a Devon holiday.
  • Golf – If you prefer to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground, then the multitude of golf courses throughout south Devon might appeal to you. Many also include driving ranges and putting greens, so now might be the time to make a start to your golfing career if you’ve never played before.
  • Walking – Devon has many beautiful walks and areas to travel through. With an abundance of public footpaths and coastal walks, both hikers and gentle strollers can find something that is to their tastes.
  • Beaches – South Devon is well-known for its beautiful beaches, and with those come a whole host of activities. Surfing, jet skiing, sailing, windsurfing or just simple sunbathing are all available. Accommodation near or even on the beach front is often available. Renting a cottage or booking in at a Torbay holiday park can severely reduce the distance you have to walk to reach a beach.
  • Fishing – Continuing the water-based activities, we move on to fishing. South Devon has not only fish-filled rivers and the sea, but also a large number of fisheries to take advantage of.
  • Outdoor Paintball or Laser Games – If competitive, combat-orientated sports are more up your street, then paintball or laser games should appeal.
  • Bird Watching or Wildlife Spotting – Something a bit quieter. Given the diversity of habitats available in south Devon, and the conservation efforts that take place, there are plenty of areas to go and try to find some of the wonderful creatures that the UK acts as a home to.
  • Boat Trips – One of the best boat trips you could take would be up the River Dart, though harbour tours or sea trips, especially for fishing, are also available.

We hope that this has helped you narrow down what you want to do in south Devon, and we look forward to hearing about you enjoying your holiday.

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