Out and About
“The location is great. We so enjoyed the area and especially Dartmoor”.
Yurtcamp is located in South Devon, just fifteen minutes off the end of the M5 and mid-way between Ashburton and Bovey Tracey with all of the fantastic walks, rock scrambling and scenery that Dartmoor has to offer right on our doorstep. Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay are nearby offering a multitude of attractions.
Just eight miles east are the seaside resorts of Teignmouth, Shaldon and Torquay with many renowned South Hams beaches and facilities also close by. Other popular local attractions are Becky Falls, the River Dart Country Park, Pennywell Farm, Woodland Leisure Park and Paignton Zoo and the local area is well known for its good food with many organic farms and specialist food retailers selling the best local produce. Also within a short drive of Yurtcamp there are many National Trust and English Heritage sites and properties. For those seeking more excitement there is a wealth of activities to participate in on Dartmoor including wild water swimming, pony trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing and high-wire sports. For more details see below.
Pennywell Farm Park. www.pennywellfarm.co.uk
Becky Falls - woodlands and waterfalls. www.beckyfalls.com
A day out on Dartmoor.
The Miniature Pony Centre where you can fall in love with the tiny ponies. www.miniatureponycentre.com
Teignmouth beaches and free water park.
Paignton Zoo Wildlife Park for a full day out for the family. www.paigntonzoo.org.uk
South Hams beautiful beaches.
Woodlands Leisure Park for a full day out with water slides and rides in a woodland setting. www.woodlandspark.com
The House of Marbles with marble runs and fun for a rainy day. www.houseofmarbles.co.uk
Living Coasts at Torquay, a coastal zoo. www.livingcoasts.org.uk
Go wild water swimming, rock climbing or just enjoy a picnic on Dartmoor.
The Rock Activity Centre for rock climbing and caving. www.rockcentre.co.uk
Go Ape high rope adventures at Haldon Forest. www.goape.co.uk
Mountain biking including black runs at Haldon Forest. www.haldonfreeride.org.uk
Pony trekking on Dartmoor. www.dartmoorstables.com
Enjoy the local farmer’s Saturday market in Bovey Tracey.
Visit Ashburton for lots of specialist food shops. www.thefishdeli.co.uk
Try the award winning Riverford Organic Shop, Restaurant and Farm Tours.
Go to Occombe Farm Organic Shop where many events are held. www.occombefarm.org.uk
Sample local restaurants. www.ashburton.org/eating.htm
Learn to cook in style. www.ashburtoncookeryschool.co.uk
Try out some adventurous cooking at Yurtcamp on your fire pit with a Dutch oven or a roasting spit.
Beauty Spots for Nature Lovers
See England’s tallest waterfall at Cannonteign Falls. www.connonteignfalls.co.uk
Go to Blackpool Sands. One of the prettiest beaches in the South Hams. www.blackpoolsands.co.uk
Visit Becky Falls for beautiful woodlands and waterfalls. www.beckyfalls.com
Climb the tors of Dartmoor for spectacular views.
Walk the beautiful grounds of Parke at Bovey Tracey.
History and Culture Lovers
Visit the castles at Dartmouth, Totnes and Berry Pomeroy.
Visit Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement, Hound Tor and Grimspound.
Although we are in a rural area we have good access to the cities of Exeter and Plymouth.
Exeter is twenty minutes away and is good for shopping, cinemas, river walks, museums and galleries, a day at the races or visit its beautiful cathedral.
Plymouth is forty-five minutes away and is good for shopping, cinemas and ice-skating. Attractions for visitors are its Naval history and docks, the Hoe and Barbican and the Theatre Royal.