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Active and Outdoors

Active and Outdoors

Cornwall and Devon are home to some world class activities, all that is required is a sense of adventure and love of the great outdoors.  There is no better place to get out and play than Cornwall and Devon.

Head to the coast for surfing, SUP’ing, kayaking, wild swimming and coasteering or venture inland to hike, horse ride, traverse across forest canopies and abseil granite tors.

Food & Drink

After a busy day out in the fresh air, appetites are well catered for by the huge range of fantastic local eateries across the counties.  For full listings see the downloadable experiences and Trade Directory.

Accommodation

Whether it’s a five-star hotel or cosy self-catered cottage, there are plenty of comfortable places to rest tired bodies in readiness for the next day’s adventure.  For full listings see the downloadable experiences and Trade Directory.

 

Attractions

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Adrenaline Quarry

Jump off a cliff and zoom along a 50m high zip wire or take the plunge and defy gravity on the UK's tallest swing, taking you form cliff edge to zero gravity in mere seconds.

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The Eden Project

Visit the internationally renowned attraction located in a reclaimed china pit and home to the world's largest indoor rainforest. See for yourself why these dramatic global gardens have been dubbed the eighth wonder of the world!

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Hangloose - Eden Project

Take to the skies over the iconic Eden Project with a zip wire experience - England's longest zip wire or plunge off a 20 metre high cliff to experience the free fall swing.

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Isles of Scilly

Lying 28 miles off the Cornish coast, the Isles of Scilly archipelago is a world apart from the mainland. Dive into their clear, turquoise waters to swim with seals and snorkel, kayak to remote, uninhabited islands or wild swim as the sun rises.

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Kernow Wake Park

Perfect for thrill seekers, this outdoor adventure centre is based on a freshwater sunken lake and is the best place to wake board in Cornwall.

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Retallack Resort

Catch a wave whatever the weather on the FlowRider, splash and bounce on the 'total wipeout' floating inflatable Aqua Park or try out wake boarding.

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South West Lakes - Stithians

Stithians reservoir offers activities both on and off the water. Water babies can canoe, fish, windsurf, SUP or sail whilst land lovers can enjoy archery, climbing and walking.

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Buckfast Abbey

An active Benedictine monastery dating back to 1018, its grounds are renown for having a sense of peace, whisking visitors away from busy modern day life.

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Clovelly

Clinging on a steep incline on a cliff, there is no vehicular traffic in Clovelly. Cottages tumble down to the ancient working port and visitors are able to admire breath taking views across the Bristol Channel.

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Dartmoor and Exmoor

These vast stretches of wild, open moorland have much to offer. From Neolithic burial mounds to impressive granite tors, wild pones and ancient woodlands, peace, tranquillity and beauty are guaranteed.

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Dartmoor Zoological Park

This 30-acre park is home to a range of exotic and native wildlife, often referred to as a 'very, very special place' the story behind the zoo was turned into a Hollywood Movie starring Matt Damon.

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Jurassic Coast

A World Heritage Site running 96 miles along the south Devon and Dorset cost teeming with fossils dating back 185 million years.

Experiences

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Cardinham Woods - Mountain Biking

Ideal for both keen mountain bikers and experienced riders, these off-road trails run through beautiful woodland and there's a cafe' to refuel at after.

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Camel Valley Bike Trail

Starting in picturesque Padshow this 18 mile trail runs alongside the Camel river before heading inland through the Camel Valley to Bodmin.

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Snorkelling with Seals on the Isles of Scilly

For those able to spare the time a few days on the Isles of Scilly is so worthwhile and a seal snorkelling trip is an absolute must.

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Surf Schools

The Cornish coast is home to a myriad of surf schools each offering lessons, surf hire and a range of activities. Head to the nearest beach, you'll be sure to spot one.

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Canoeing

A fun water adventure exploring the freshwater Roadford Lake from the comfort of a Canadian canoe.

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Go Ape - Haldon Forest

Experience the beautiful Haldon Forest from the tree tops, making your way through the canopy via a tree top rope course

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Tree Surfing - Gulworthy

Set your heart racing by traversing woodland using a system of tree top ladders, rope bridges, zip wires and walkways.

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White Water Rafting

The River Dart is the ideal place to white water raft, often referred to as the white water 'mecca', it's waters offer several sections to navigate, each varying in difficulty.

Planning Your Visit

Explore More

Extend your stay and spend some time exploring the wider West Country area, where attractions, beauty and history are aplenty.

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Plymouth

Mayflower 400 provides an opportunity for group visits, FITs and international tours to England.

Travel Trade Itineraries
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Plymouth

Rain or shine, Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City is home to breath-taking views, plenty to see and do and lots of fresh, sea air. Explore the waterfront, shop ‘til you drop or experience world-class events.

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Somerset

Think of Somerset and what comes to mind – stunning views across open countryside, sandy beaches, superb strawberries, Cheddar cheese and cider? World-wide, our county is famous for its Glastonbury Festival, illuminated carnivals, Mulberry handbags and Arthurian Legends. There is more! Much more.

Visit Somerset

Tour Operators

Choose from a range of local tour guides including Select South West Tours and Unique Devon and Unique Cornwall Tours.

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Unique Devon and Cornwall Tours

Unique Devon and Cornwall Tours
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Select South West Tours