Sally's holiday cottages are ideally situated for walkers, cyclists, horseriders and those wishing to explore Dartmoor with its miles of rugged moorland, magnificent granite tors, prehistoric stone circles and mining heritage.
Drake's Trail, a 21 mile scenic walking and cycling route from Tavistock to Plymouth passes over the iconic Gem Bridge and through the impressive Grenofen Tunnel, wooded valleys and open moorland. You can walk from Milton Combe past the Buckland Abbey Estate to join Drakes Trail.
Cholwell Riding Stables in Mary Tavy offer escorted rides and riding lessons on Dartmoor.
Downhill mountain biking is very well catered for in the Tavistock area with the tracks and trails built by the Woodland Riders providing some of the world's most challenging downhill tracks - not for the faint hearted and professional advice should be taken by anyone new to the sport.
Lopwell Dam is a designated Local Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest and is a wonderful place for birdwatching with beautiful walks along the River Tavy. It has a Cafe and Visitors Centre.
From Lopwell Dam, you can join the Tamar Trails which are suitable for cyclists, walkers, mountain bikes and horse-riders and which were built as part of the Tamar Valley Mining Heritage Project and lead to the Devon Great Consols Mine. You can also take part in geocaching, a high-tech version of treasure hunting on the Tamar Trails.
Roadford Lake which offers brown trout angling, sailing, windsurfing, rowing and kayaking at its water sports centre as well as scenic walks and a cycleway around the lake, is easily accessible. There is also a visitor centre, shop and cafe at Roadford Lake.
Coarse fishing is available at Combe Fisheries, Milton Combe.
Widemouth Bay and Polzeath on the north coast are popular for surfing and bodyboarding.
Sally and Christopher Pancheri
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