Spectacular places to see in Dartmoor and Devon
The Higher Woodley Farm is ideally situated for many holiday activities. Dartmoor is an excellent place for walking and horseriding with many guided walks available. We also have Coarse, fly and river fishing nearby. For sea fishing there are boats available to hire from Plymouth and Looe. There are many golf courses in the area including St Mellion and Tavistock golf clubs. Discover the Tamar valley on a trail, which takes you from nearby Milton Abbot, walk to Calstock and then take the train on the Tamar Valley railway to Bere Alston. Ordinance Survey Maps, books and leaflets of local walks, including letter-boxing on Dartmoor are available for you to browse through.
Across the River Tavy spans Tavistock bridge (see picture) when you can join the river Tavy and walk into the Meadows or join the canal and walk along the canal to Crowndale Farm which was the home of Tavistock's famous resident Sir Francis Drake.
There are many gardens to enjoy including the Garden House at Buckland Monachorum, the RHS Garden at Rosemoor, the spectacular Eden Project in St Austell, the Lost Gardens of Heligan Endsleigh Garden Centre where a large selection of plants and shrubs can be found.
St. Michael's Mount
St. Michael's Mount (see picture) is in Marizion in Cornwall it is now
owned by the National Trust when the tide is in it is only reachable by boat but when the tide is out a causeway appears and you can walk to the castle in the sea.
Fun for adults and children can be found at Morwellam Quay (a historic port and copper mine), Trethorne Farm Park or in The Miniature Pony Centre.
National Marine Aquarium situated on the Barbican in Plymouth and National Maritime Museum at Falmouth are some of the many other attractions to be found.
Lydford Gorge Waterfall
This spectacular waterfall on the Lydd is set in the romantic and beautiful Lydford Gorge and is owned by the National Trust. The waterfall is only one of the many features of the gorge. Walk through the gorge and then into the village of Lydford which has a church with Saxon and Norman works and a Norman castle.
It is very interesting to see a Wheal Betsey. This ruined engine house was the site of the 900 feet deep mine. Lead, copper, silver and arsenic were all mined here. Nearby is an excellent riding stable where from novices to experienced riders can enjoy seeing Dartmoor on horseback.
Higher Woodley Farm is 3 miles west of the historic town of Tavistock, the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake. Tavistock is an ancient Stannery Town The pannier Market (left) offers an antique and crafts market on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and on Fridays a Pannier market. A Farmers market is held on every other Saturday out side the Town Hall. The WHARF has a rich program of Drama both local and national, as well as films and music.
At Meadowlands excellent swimming and leisure facilities can be found. Tavistock has a wide range of shops local coffee houses and delicatessens to enjoy.
The ancient Church of St. Michael stands proud on top of a rock outcrop on the edge of Dartmoor.
has a very active sailing club. Enjoy walking along the riverbank and views over to Cornwall.