Tourist Attractions






Penhaven Tourist Area

Tourist attractions within an approximate 5 -10 mile radius

of Penhaven

Tourist attractions within an approximate 10 – 20 mile radius

of Penhaven

Tourist attractions within an approximate 20 -30 mile radius

of Penhaven

Clovelly & Clovelly Visitor CentreBidefordWestward Ho! BarnstapleBrauntonGreat Torrington

Croyde

IlfracombeBudeExmoor National Park
* The Big Sheep* The Milky Way Adventure Park* Atlantic Village

* Tapeley Gardens

* South West Extreme

* North Devon Maritime Museum

* Hartland Quay Muesum

* Clovelly Lakes

* Northam Burrows Country Park

* Clovelly Donkeys

* The Gnome Reserve & Wildflower Garden

* Altantic Watersports

* North Devon Surf School

* Big Blue Surf School

* Discovery Island

* RHS Garden Rosemoor* Hartland Abbey & Gardens* Dartington Crystal

* Torrington 1646

* South West Extreme

* Skern Lodge (Surf, kayak, climb, abseil)

* Survival Paintball & Laser Games

* Barnstaple Pannier Market

* Braunton & District Museum

* Torrington Museum

* North Devon Falcony

* Northam Burrows Country Park

* Barnstaple Heritage Centre

* Cascades Tropical Adventure Pool

* North Devon Vineyard

* Watermouth Castle* Lundy Island* Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

* Tunnels Beaches

* Surf South West

* Tarka Trail Cycle Hire

* Quince Honey Farm

* Ilfracombe Aquarium

* North Devon Farm Park

* The Alpaca Park

* Marwood Hill Gardens

* Dinscott Tank & Military Collection

* Exmoor Zoo

* Heddon Valley

 

Tourist Attractions by Activity

Equestrian Facilities

  • Bableigh Riding School
    Land Key, Barnstaple
  • Calvert Trust Exmouth
    Kentisbury, Barnstaple
    “Challenging disability through outdoor adventure”
  • Doone Valley Trekking
    Lynton, North Devon
  • Follyfoot Equestrian Centre
    Sandymere Road, Northam
  • Horwood Liveries
    Horwood, Bideford
  • Kingsland’s Stables
    Kingsland Woolsery, Bideford
  • North Devon Equestrian Centre
    Shirwell, Barnstaple
  • Mullacott Equestrian Centre,
    Honeycleave Farm, Ilfracombe
  • Roylands Riding School
    Croyde Bay, Braunton
    “Take your horse on holiday”

Cycle Shops & Hire

  • Bideford Bicycle Hire – Bideford
  • Bike Trail Cycle Hire – Barnstaple
  • Tarka Trail Cycle Hire – Barnstaple
  • Otter Cycle Hire – Braunton
  • Torridge Cycle Hire – Torrington

Extreme Sports

  • Extreme Coasteering at Croyde Bay, Woolacombe, Lee Bay,
    Ilfracombe and Watermouth Cover
  • Pilot training at Eaglescott Airfield Nr. Barnstaple
  • H2Outdoor – Coasteering, kayaking, high ropes, mountain
    Biking, surfing, horse riding & quad biking
  • Hartland Quay – Climbing
  • North Devon Shooting Grounds & School, Nr. Ilfracombe
  • South West Shooting, Nr Ilfracombe – Clay pigeon Shooting
  • Experience Falconry, Nr. Barnstaple
  • Beckland Game, Hartland Peninsular

Extreme Sports cont.

  • North Devon Surf School, Westward Ho!
  • Barefootsurf, Bude
  • North Devon Kire Surfing, Westward Ho!
  • Surf South West, Croyde Bay
  • Bideford Canoe Club
  • South West Extreme, Abbotsham – Mountainboarding, mountain biking, high ropes,
    climbing, coasteering, kayaking
  • Rock & Rapid Adventure Centre, South Molton
  • In To The Blue, Nr. Barnstaple – Gliding
  • Sea Kayaking South West
    - Sea kayaking lessons and kayaking to Lundy Island
    from Ilfracombe
  • Southdown Adventure, Nr. Barnstaple
    - Quad bikes, clay shooting, archery, air rifles and
    zorb balling
  • Sailcats North Devon, Nr. Braunton
  • Point Breaks, Braunton
    - Kayaking, paddle surfing, power boating, surfing,
    wakeboarding, water skiing

Fishing

  • Salt water fishing available from Woolacombe, Clovelly, Appledore, Ilfracombe and Lynmouth
  • Coarse fishing available at Riverton Lakes, Swimbridge, Barnstaple.
  • Still water trout fishing available at Blakewell fisheries, Barnstaple and SWW Reservoirs, Wistland Pound and Wimbleball.
  • River game fishing available on Rives Taw, Torridge, Mole And East Lyn.

Golf

  • Hartland Forest Golf, Nr Bideford
  • Highbullen Golf Course, Nr. Barnstaple
  • Libbaton Golf Course, Nr. Barnstaple
  • Portmore Golf Course, Nr. Barnstaple
  • Torrington Golf Course, Nr. Torrington

Walking & Cycling

  • Hartland Peninsular -
    - The Harton Borough Heritage Walk
    - The Parkland Heritage Walk
    - The Northern Heritage Walk
    - The Coastal Heritage Walk
    - The Hartland Treasure Trail
  • The Tarka Trail
  • Exmoor National Park

Tennis

  • Tarka Tennis Centre, Nr. Barnstaple
    Professional coaching available

Bird Watching

Estuaries –

  • RSPB Reserve, ‘Isley Marsh, Nr. Barnstaple
  • Crow Point, Nr Braunton

Coastal –

  • Hartland Quay, Nr. Bideford
  • Baggy Point, Nr. Woolacombe

Inland –

  • Braunton Marsh, Nr. Braunton
  • RSPB Reserve ‘Chapel Wood’, Nr. Braunton

Arts & Crafts

  • David Charlesworth Fine Furniture Making Courses
    Nr. Bideford
  • Raku Pottery Courses by the Sea
    Nr. Bideford
  • Hartland Peninsula Arts, Hartland, Nr. Bideford
    Landscape paining Courses
  • Paintbox, Hartland, Nr. Bideford
  • Portrait & Life Drawing Courses
  • Clovelly Pottery – Pottery Courses
  • Pottery painting, Little Torrington
  • Inspirational Writing Courses, Welcombe
  • Yarner Trust, Welcombe
    - Natural Beekeeping course
    - Thatching
    - Blacksmithing
    - Glass blowing
    - Calligraphy
    - Wood carving
    - Woodland Management
    - Embroidery
    - Stained glass
    - Soap making
    - Cheese making
    - Herbal remedies
    - Lime rendering
    - Sheep management
    - Basket making
    - Jewellery making
    - Rush matting
    - Spinning & Weaving
    - Yurt making
    - Preserving food
    - Celtic Cookery
    - Bread making
    - Chocolate making

 

Transport Links

Local Buses

Beacon Bus, Route 372
Barnstaple – Bideford – Littleham – Buckland Brewer -
Parkham (The Bell Inn) – Bradworthy

Monday to Friday

Bradworthy
09.50
Parkham
10.13
Barnstaple
11.10
Barnstaple
13.30
16.30

Parkham
14.24
17.35

Bradworthy
14.50
18.00

 

Taxi Services

  • Brians Taxis, Bideford
  • All Area, Bideford
  • Quay Cars, Bideford
  • All Hours Private Hire, Bideford
  • Scott’s Taxis, Bideford
  • Holsworthy Taxis, Holsworthy
  • Starkabs, Torrington

 

Train Station

Closest train station – Barnstaple

Services available to Exeter St. Davids and Tiverton Parkway where services are available to all of the UK.

 

Car Journeys

Taken from Google Map Directions

  • Bideford – 8.3 miles
  • Clovelly – 7.3 miles
  • Westward Ho! – 7.4 miles
  • Barnstaple – 16.5 miles
  • Braunton – 21 miles
  • Torrington – 12.5 miles
  • Great Torrington – 11.2 miles
  • Croyde – 25.7 miles
  • Ilfracombe – 27.9 miles
  • Bude – 21.1 miles
  • South Molton – 26.4 miles
  • Holsworthy – 13.7 miles
  • Exmoor (West) – 26 miles

 

National Express

Coach Stops

  • Buck’s Cross, Bideford Bay Holiday Centre
  • Clovelly Cross Filling Station

National Express coaches are available from Bristol and
Bristol Airport (and any connecting services to Bristol) to
the above coach stops on Saturdays (return journeys also
Saturdays).

 

Documents

The above information is available to download as a PDF.

- Tourist Area
- Tourist Attractions
- Activities Sheet 1
- Activities Sheet 2
- Transport Information

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