Only one mile from Oak Tree Lane, the Clovelly Inn Free House is an authentic rural Devon pub, dating back to the 18th Century. Originally called the Old Pack Horse Inn, and later the Palmers Clovelly Hotel, the bar features an oak fireplace lintel inscribed 1789.
The current owners, Torben and Suzanne Hughes, have created a welcoming, child-friendly atmosphere, with a fine selection of real ales which changes weekly, and good traditional home cooked and locally sourced food being available seven days a week.
Roadford Lake is situated in the stunning surroundings of the Wolf Valley and only two miles from Oak Tree Lane, with a range of natural habitats on its shores from Culm Grasslands, woodlands, old pastures and orchards. Dormice and bat boxes, bird hides and buzzards help to make this an environment which is humming with wildlife.
The flora and fauna are in abundance and there is a network of footpaths and cycle trails that access different areas of the lake, including the Nature Reserve at the far end. This area is very peaceful, and the bird hide is perfectly situated for bird lovers to sit and watch the many species of birds.
Visit Dartmoor The Heart Of Devon
When you visit Devon, and travel into the very heart of it, you will discover a magical, ancient landscape of stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers, and rugged, wide open spaces. This is Dartmoor, where you can truly escape to find peace, quiet and extreme beauty.
Dartmoor ponies are an iconic sight, living as semi-wild herds all over the moor. Where else can you see the wonderful sight of wild pony foals playing together against a backdrop of one of the most stunningly beautiful areas in the UK?
Dartmoor has a very gentle side. Safe, quiet areas where you can picnic with the family, easy to follow trails for strolling, walking and cycling, many lovely open spaces where the children can run to their heart’s content.
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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is home to the National Fairground Collection and the Fairground Heritage Trust. It is a facility unique in the UK. There are superb displays of Fairground Art and Memorabilia, and a large array of vintage rides, stalls and shows. Our vintage fairground rides operate every day throughout the season.
There will be special themed events throughout the season, in addition to which we are open every day from April through to the end of October and certain weekends in November and December (Please check our ‘Visit us’ page for opening dates/times) . Come along and pay us a visit – it’s a great day out for all the family with everything indoors ideal for those rainy days and only three miles from Oak Tree Lane.
Our family has been at Alder for well over 100 years. In 2009 three generations of our family joined forces to transform a small part of the estate into a flourishing Devon vineyard. We pride ourselves on growing only the finest English grapes to produce the perfect English wine for you to enjoy.
Come and see behind the vines on our vineyard tour and wine tasting experience. You’ll get a unique insight into the workings of an English vineyard, along with tastings of our current wines available. After, you’ll have the opportunity to look around our small shop, selling lots of other locally made goodies.
Ten Tors Challenge 2020
The Ten Tors Challenge
The Ten Tors Challenge is attempted by 2,400 teenagers in 400 teams of six. The teams navigate routes of 35, 45 or 55 miles (depending on age) over the Northern half of Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors / check points in under two days. Teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all that they need to complete their route and stay out overnight safely.
The Jubilee Challenge
The Jubilee Challenge is run closer to Okehampton Camp and is designed for young people aged between 14 and 21 with a range of challenging conditions who complete one of several routes suited to their abilities.