If you’re looking for an active holiday then you’ve come to the right place! From the farm you can take the footpath to our wonderful local pub, the Grampus or to the pretty beach at Lee Bay – ideal for rock pooling with a secret path to the smugglers’ beach at low tide.
Lower Campscott is also minutes from the award winning golden sandy beach at Woolacombe, the wonderful surfing beaches of Croyde, Putsborough & Saunton and the Victorian seaside town of Ilfracombe with its Tunnel Beaches.
Explore the delights of North Devon, its quaint villages and traditional country pubs. There’s the beauty of Exmoor to enjoy, the level Tarka Trail cycle path nearby or why not take a boat trip from Ilfracombe harbour to Lundy Island?
Championship golf courses, great cycle routes and all of North Devon’s numerous award winning family attractions – you’ll be spoilt for choice and never short of things to do at Lower Campscott.
The North Devon area offers wonderful opportunities for walking and Lower Campscott Farm is the ideal base from which to enjoy them.
More information here on our walking page
The dramatic, craggy coastline of North Devon is a natural playground. Woolacombe, Putsborough, Croyde, Saunton and even Lynmouth on the Bristol Channel are popular surfing destinations and there are many excellent surf schools in the area who will give you the best experience possible.
Why not try your hand at coasteering, surf rafting, kayaking or kite surfing? – there’s lots of adrenaline-filled opportunities to get wet in North Devon! – here are some ideas:
Surf South West, Croyde
We are north Devon’s premier surf school and have been teaching on Croyde beach since 1996. We offer surf lessons for all ages and abilities to ensure you have a great experience. Prices start from £35 per 2 hour lesson.
Active Escape, Berrynarbor
With exclusive access to stunning private coastline around Ilfracombe, Active Escape is North Devon’s watersports activity provider for coasteering, coastal rafting, stand up paddleboarding (SUPs), adventure challenge and so much more…..’
We specialise in providing unforgettable experiences by combining high quality activities with the outstanding natural beauty of this area. Coasteering, Kayaking, Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Wild Swimming are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed with us on a single session basis or combined to form an exhilarating adventure package.
North Devon has some of the finest links courses in the country – nearby Saunton has two championship courses & the Royal North Devon is the oldest in the country.
Ilfracombe Golf Course is situated on top of the rugged cliffs of the North Devon coast, every tee has an awe-inspiring view over the sea to the Welsh Coast, Lundy Island and as far as the eye can see on the Atlantic horizon.
Willingcott Valley near Woolacombe is a dramatic parkland golf course with fantastic panoramic views. There are many more courses just a short drive away from Lower Campscott so whether you want a great day’s golf or a whole week’s variety there’s something to suit you.
A great way to enjoy the outdoors and explore the area, there are over 25,000 geocaches in Devon waiting to be discovered, many of them in stunning locations off the beaten track. It’s fun for the whole family – who can resist the lure of a treasure hunt and children particularly love the digital aspect of using a GPS.
We have miles of public walkways, cycle routes and bridle paths in North Devon making it perfect geo-caching territory. You can visit www.geocaching.com to find caches in North Devon, and organisations such as the South West Coast Path and Devon Wildlife Trust also offer ways to get involved.
North Devon is a wonderful place for runners, with stunning views, challenging climbs and endless stretches of often-empty golden sandy beaches.
Whether road running or trail running there’s something for every level of runner – keen or amateur. There are plenty of footpaths criss-crossing the farm and the nearby Tarka Trail offers the opportunity for off road running on an even surface.
For running routes in the Ilfracombe area take a look at MapMyRun GB
Bring your bikes with you and cycle from the farm. The old railway which forms part of the Tarka Trail cycle route runs down to Ilfracombe and also towards Woolacombe offering safe traffic free cycling on an even surface – great practice for youngsters.
The southern section of the Tarka Trail follows the river Taw estuary from Braunton, past Barnstaple to Bideford then heads along the river Torridge to Torrington.
You can hire bikes at various points – Braunton, Barnstaple, Fremington Quay & Bideford – giving you easy, traffic free cycling for short distance or as much as 30 miles (60 miles return!) with plenty of opportunities to stop for a picnic, and lovely cafes, pubs and restaurants to enjoy along the way.
The hills of North Devon can offer spectacular challenges for the committed cyclist with several cycling sportives taking place throughout the year and the many green lanes are ideal for off-road mountain biking.
Find out more about the North Devon Tarka Trail
Cyclists welcome – download more information here
Enjoy the beauty of North Devon on horseback. We are happy to recommend several stables in the area offering horse riding and pony trekking.
Whether you’re a novice or experience rider there’s great opportunities to enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery on escorted rides, ride on Woolacombe’s golden sandy beach or spend a day trekking on Exmoor where the native ponies and deer are free to roam.
Fantastic sea fishing on the North Devon coast with charter boats sailing out of Ilfracombe for mackerel fishing, reef fishing or deep sea fishing.
For experienced anglers, the Atlantic-facing points of North Devon’s craggy coastline offer excellent rock fishing – particularly Baggy Point, Morte Point and Capstone Point at Ilfracombe. Nearby Appledore offers good conditions for the occasional angler – bass, mackerel and dogfish can all be caught from the Quay.
There’s fly fishing on the Rivers Lyn and Taw, trout fisheries nearby where families are almost guaranteed a catch in one of the well-stocked pools and several coarse fishing lakes too. Find more information on the Get Hooked website
For more ideas of things to do in the area do have a look at our local Tourist Information Offices: