Things to do

Coast and Country walks

There are many fantastic walks around Clanaborough. From quiet country lanes to dramatic cliff walks. One of our favourite local walks is a circular route from Clanaborough - you don't even need to start the car to enjoy the area. Go out of the front gate and turn right. Then at every junction you come to, turn right. After about 3 miles you end up back at Clanaborough having enjoyed (we hope) some really beautiful country lanes.

Ploughing fields Country lanes

In the spring and summer, look out for the wild flowers in the hedges and banks – they can be spectacular. During an evening walk look out for lovely sunsets and at night time in the summer search for the fascinating little Glow Worms shining in the banks.

LighthouseA lovely and dramatic cliff walk is from Start Point (which is 14 miles away) round to Prawle Point. If you have time, start off with a tour inside the lighthouse but don't loiter too long before heading off west to Prawle Point. Have a well earned drink in the pub in East Prawle and then head back. Or consider going from Bolt Tail (8 miles away) to Bolt Head – another truly spectacular walk. In my opinion, you won't find better cliff walks anywhere in the South West.

Finally, if you enjoy open wild spaces, Dartmoor with its wild ponies is the place for you. Here you can roam the tors or pay a visit to the Whitelady waterfall at Lydford Gorge (40 miles away) or another favorite of ours is to walk up to the Avon Dam (18 miles away), the source of Clanaborough’s water

Beaches aplenty!

Burgh IslandThe small seaside resort of Bigbury-on-Sea (4 miles away) has a beautiful sandy beach, ideal for families. Burgh Island can be reached from here by foot at low tide and by 'Sea tractor' when the tide is in. The pub on the island – the Pilchard Inn was famous for its smugglers. The island has an Art Deco hotel that was the venue for an episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot.

Shaldon Water CarnivalIf you like remoter beaches, there are lots. Try Armer Cove (3 miles away) or Westcombe beach (pronounced Wizcome by some and 5 miles away). If you don't want to walk far to get to the beach, Hope Cove at Inner Hope (8 miles away) is well worth a visit – sandy beach, quaint buildings, cafes etc.

If you are a shell hunter – you have to go to Cowry Cove and Buttery Cove – these are just south of Bantham (5 miles away).

Town and City

AbbfestWant to get out of the countryside for a while or perhaps you simply need a little bit of retail therapy?!

  • The Naval Port of Plymouth is just less than 17 miles away and like any big city it has large shopping areas and many restaurants. Plymouth is a very interesting historic city. For example The Pilgrim Fathers set sail from here in 1620.
  • ModburyA smaller town to visit is beautiful little Modbury 4 miles away.

Or if you want an estuary or harbour town try:

  • KingsbridgeKingsbridge just 5 miles away - It has everything you need from bobbing boats to a supermarket to antique shops.
  • SalcombeSalcombe 9 miles away - famous for its Salcombe crab sandwiches and locally produced ice cream.
  • Dartmouth 17 miles away - another great naval base and a town that has a superb and picturesque harbour.
  • Totnes 16 miles away has a long recorded history, dating back to AD 907 when its first castle was built. Today the town is a thriving centre for music, art, theatre and natural health.


Days out

There are plenty of tourist attractions within driving distance. VisitSouthDevon web site has a full list of local visitor attractions from

Food and drink

In the words of Food & Drink Devon "Our lush green pastures, rich arable land and dramatic coastal waters provide the origins for an amazing range of wonderful foods – fresh fish and seafood, meat from traditional Devon breeds such as Red Devon cattle, wonderful pies and pastries and a splendid array of fruits and vegetables packed with fresh natural flavour." I don't think I could have put it better myself!


DartmouthSouth Devon is covered with a selection of restaurants that cater to a variety of tastes and appetites. One thing that is certain, that you'll be spoilt for choice if you decide to eat out.

Tourist Information Offices

The two closest information centres are:
Modbury Information Centre (4 miles away) – telephone 01548 830159 and 
Kingsbridge Information Centre (5 miles away) – telephone 01548 853195

Customer testimonials

‘Five wet, windy days did little to detract from the endless possibilities of attractions in this area’
Ellie, Andy and family from Oxford

‘I can’t wait till we come back again’
George (aged 10)

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