Things to do

There’s lots to do at Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges whether you stay in or just venture a few miles. Scroll down or click on these links to thing within a certain radius of our Devon farm:

Everything under 5 miles

Everything under 15

Everything under 30

Or search for Devon things to do on a rainy day, activities especially for kids, walks, cycle rides or things you can do without a car.

Devon things to do within 5 miles of the eco lodges

Stay in on the farm and… play outdoor chess or draughts | go pond dipping  or take the boats and boards out for a paddle | borrow pushbikes, try a tandem (or tag along) or hire the electric bikes

Or slightly further afield… have lunch at the Lymington Arms or try the Eggesford Garden Centre cafe | sample cider at Winkleigh Cider Factory | find the big tree and picnic by the Taw | walk in Hollocombe or Winkleigh woods | or even buy a cactus at Winkleigh’s cactus shop

Devon things to do within 15 miles of the eco lodges

Go a bit further from the eco lodges and this part of Devon has plenty more to offer… track down a Hockings Ice Cream van to complete your Devon holiday! | find the yew tree Sylvia Plath wrote about (in the church yard at North Tawton then fortify yourself against the world with a cake a Kirsty’s |explore the northern edge of Dartmoor and bag a Tor at Belstone, jump in the river in Belstone Cleave or walk down to the National Trust’s Finch Foundry | take a woodland walk at Halsdon Nature Reserve | vist Michael Morpurgo’s local, the Duke of York at Iddesleigh, or try a New Inn – there’s one at Roborough and another at Sampford Courtney, where a battle was fought in the Prayer Book Rebellion | or if battles are your thing, try the 1646 Exhibition in Torrington, where you’ll also find the Plough Arts Centre | RHS Rosemoor is on the edge of Torrington too | the Dartington Glass Factory in Torrington makes a good trip, especially on a working day | or start a trip on the Tarka Trail at the Puffing Billy, at Meeth Quarry or at Yarde Orchard Cafe, East Yarde.

Devon things to do within 30 miles of the eco lodges

If all that’s still not enough, try…kayaking on the Torridge at Bideford | go further on the Tarka Trail – beyond Bideford and to Instow, or from Instow to the lovely cafe at Fremington or even up to Barnstaple. If you’re really energetic a round trip, involving bikes and train but no cars, is a great adventure and holiday achievement | kids love the Big Sheep near Bideford, and older kids like the Ultimate High, it’s sister attraction | or maybe head south to Exeter for the cathedral, museums like the RAMM or the Phoenix. You can hire kayaks from the quay there, or if it’s raining book a session at clip and climb (for kids) or the adult climbing wall | there are National Trust properties at Lydford Gorge, Arlington Court, Knightshayes Court and Killerton House and Castle Drogo | there’s a lovely sculpture garden at Broomhill | and the beach is only 40 mins drive away at Westward Ho where you can learn to surf or walk part of the southwest coast path.