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Devon is one of England’s most idyllic playgrounds thanks to its laid back life style and varied countryside, making it the ideal destination to leave the troubles of your day to day life behind. Whether you come to Devon to enjoy your favourite pastime or try some exciting new sport one thing is certain, you will have an unforgettable Devon holiday.

With mile upon mile of beaches, tall rugged cliffs, rolling green hills, ancient woodland and wild heather strewn moors Devon is the perfect outdoor location for many activities that people of all ages can enjoy. Your family holidays need not be all about sandcastles and theme parks, they can also be about getting out in the great out doors and having plenty of fun and healthy exercise too.

There are 150 miles of the national Cycle route found in Devon, which includes the beautiful Tarka Trails and the scenic Coast to Coast. Cycle trails can be found across the county that are fun, exciting and full of beautiful scenery yet suitable for families and the complete cycling novice.

For those with an interest in horses what could be better than riding across the moors, trekking down quiet country bridle ways or galloping across the beach with the sea spray on your face? Trekking centres allow people of all experience levels to experience the Devon countryside on horse back.

Devon is home to some of the very best surfing beaches in all of Europe so what better place than to try your hand at riding the waves. There are surfing schools found along both coasts that will help you learn all the basics to allow you to enjoy this amazing sport.

Why not go dinosaur hunting along East Devon’s World Heritage coastline. Here you can find amazing fossils that allow you a glimpse of the dinosaurs that inhabited the area hundreds of millions of years ago.

For the more adventurous family you could always try rock-climbing, abseiling or windsurfing amongst others but whatever activity you and your family choose you will leave Devon with fond memories to last a life time.

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