Devon an Cornwall are world famous for many types of terrain which offer a wide variety of challenging and not-so-challenging walks. From the wilds of Dartmoor to the breathtaking coastlines walks long and short, flat and undulating are to found wherever you wish to visit. We have quite a library of maps and walking guides in the lounge here at Beera which you are welcome to use to plan your days with us.
Tavistock Trout Fishery – This local fishery is a great place to go to fish trout. One mile from Tavistock on the A386. There is also a good pub on the opposite side of the road called ‘The Trout n Tipple‘ which serves real ale and great food. All fly fishing lakes at the fishery are on site. You will be welcome to fish, even if you just want to “have a go“. Tackle and tuition can be arranged at a minimal charge. You can watch the fish being fed; see the variety of animals from including sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, geese and ponies, roaming on their farm.
There is also a children’s fishing lake, which both adults and children enjoy. Fishing is also available at Roadford Reservoir and Burrator Reservoir.
Visit SW Lakes Trust for more information.
Of course Devon and Cornwall’s fantastic coastline offers many opportunities to fish as well, whether that be from the beach, the rocks or from a fishing boat trip which are available at most of the larger harbours in the area.
The Granite Way, forming part of the National Cycle network Route 27 ‚ Devon Coast to Coast‚ offers great cycling for all abilities, mostly off the road on the former Southern Region railway line. You could also visit Okehampton castle, Bluebell wood, Lydford Castle and stop off at numerous places for refreshments. Much of the Way is within the Dartmoor national park.
Devon Cycle Hire;- provides top quality bikes for all sizes, along with buggies and tag-a-long buggies. Route guides are available free of charge as is the free customer car park and is the only hire centre with its own access onto the beautiful Granite Way cycle trail. There’s everything you need for a fantastic day out cycling on Dartmoor at Devon Cycle Hire, for more information Tel 01837 861 141.
The Camel Trail , near Wadebridge, Cornwall , has 16 miles of traffic free cycling along which you can enjoy a variety of wildlife, flora and fauna. The trail covers an area from Padstow to Pooley Bridge along some of Cornwall’s most beautiful countryside.
Bikes can be hired from Bridge Bike Hire, The Camel Trail, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AL. Tel: 01208 813050 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at Bridge Bike Hire
There are many other delightful places to cycle including Burrator Rervoir, Roadford Reservoir and Dartmoor National Park.
Why not explore Dartmoor on horse back, an ancient and still very rewarding way to get around and see the moors.
Cholwell, Mary Tavy, Tavistock www.cholwellridingstables.co.uk – 01822 810526
Eastlake, Belstone, Okehampton www.eastlakeridingstables.co.uk – 01837 52513
Skaigh, Belstone, Okehampton www.skaighstables.co.uk – 01837 840917
Surfing is a local pastime for many here in the South West and there are many beaches and resorts offering board and wetsuit hire. Place of note are Woolacombe, Newquay and Bude.
At Roadford Reservoir, (20 minute drive from Beera), visitors to the lake can learn to sail, kayak, windsurf and even build a raft.
Equipment is available for hire or you can launch your own. Please visit their web site for more info www.swlakestrust.org.uk or phone 01409 211 507. There are even courses for children as young as 8 year old.
Many of the seaside resorts in the area also have opportunities for off-shore watersports including sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and jetski hire. Plymouth, Torquay and Falmouth are guaranteed to offer some of the best facilities.
Scuba Diving is widely catered for in Devon and Cornwall and there are many clubs, instructors and some great venues allowing you to explore another world of local wildlife.
Canoeing up the river Tamar is a great way to view the natural beauty of the area. Steeply sloping woodland, mine chimneys and old quays, are all part of the scenery from this majestic and famous river. Bring your canoe and or hire a Canadian canoe from ‘Canoe Tamar’ guided canoe trips provide the perfect family activity in all weather.
Hire a boat from Calstock and enjoy the experience of cruising a quiet, historical section of the Tamar‚ at your own pace. Potter up to Morwellham Quay or drift down to Cotehele National Trust estate and picnic on the quay or visit the restaurant. Keep an eye out for herons, kingfishers, cormorants, buzzards or even a leaping salmon! Contact 01822 835 968