Outdoor Pursuits

Places to Visit and Things to Do in Devon


Enjoy a rare opportunity to meet some magnificent birds of prey, under the guidance of one of the country’s top professional falconers, David Buncle.  Sessions are held in the gardens of The Horn of Plenty and give you the opportunity to feed these wonderful birds

Walkers will find themselves spoilt for choice! Both the Tamar Valley and Dartmoor provides a wide variety of walking conditions, which suit the very active or those wishing to take a leisurely stroll. Further afield, the South West Coastal Path provides an endless choice of walks with stunning coastal views.

The Horn of Plenty is situated between the rivers Tamar and Tavy, both well known for excellent salmon and trout fishing.

Horse Riding
Pony trekking and riding on Dartmoor can be organised given to prior notice.


The River Tamar at Gunnislake (5 minutes drive) offers canoeing for first timers – a delightful way of spending a few hours on a summer’s day.

Cycles are available for hire from the Tamar Trails, 1 mile away. There’s a huge selection of options for all abilities and fitness levels.  You can cycle from Ilfracombe on the North Coast to Plymouth on the South Coast on Route 27 (Drake’s Trail).  The Southern route uses a disused railway track so quiet, safe and reasonably flat!

The Horn of Plenty is only 12 miles from the marina at Plymouth, and the pleasures of Dartmouth, Salcombe, Newton Ferrers and Looe are all within an easy drive.

There are a number of excellent golf courses within easy reach of The Horn of Plenty, including Tavistock, Yelverton and St. Mellion, with its renowned Jack Nicklaus course a mere 15 minutes by car.

Please click here for more ideas of outdoor pursuits on Dartmoor, courtesy of our friends at VisitDartmoor.co.uk

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