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Recreation and Activities

Gem Bridge near Tavistock

Polhilsa is well placed for a walking holiday with Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor National Park both within easy reach. The South West Coast Path, which can be accessed at Looe, offers miles of coastal walks with breathtaking views.

For cyclists, Drakes Trail with the iconic Gem Bridge offers miles of scenic cycle trails between Tavistock and Plymouth.

The Granite Way, a mainly traffic-free cycle route between Okehampton and Lydford passes through beautiful countryside and over the Meldon Viaduct. 6 miles of off road cycling on the Granite Way makes for a safe trip out for all the family.

The Camel Trail, running along a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow offers 18 miles of largely traffic free cycling or walking through beautiful countryside.

The Tamar Trails, which are open to cyclists, walkers and horseriders, explore the woodland and mining heritage of the local area. Bike Hire is available from the Tamar Trails Centre.

Tree Surfing and canoeing trips on the River Tamar can be booked at the Tamar Trails Centre.

Cholwell Riding Stables provide escorted rides and riding lessons on Dartmoor for all types of rider from the complete novice to the more experienced rider.

T.M. International School of Horsemanship offer riding lessons and hacking on Bodmin moor for holiday makers.

There are also a number of golf courses within easy reach.

Shark fishing and glass boat fishing trips run from the quay at Looe in season.

Fishing trips from the harbour at Looe

Fishing trips run from the harbour at Looe

Day trips
Day Trips and Beaches
Dartmoor National Park and Bodmin Moor
Gardens and Country Houses
Walking and Cycling holidays