Escape to Mid Devon
7 reasons why you should escape to Mid Devon this summer:
REASON 1 – EXPLORE MID DEVON AND EXPERIENCE ALL OF DEVON
Mid Devon is a fantastic place to stay, not only does it have quaint towns and villages to explore, and plenty to see and do, no matter the weather, its central location makes it a great base for exploring the rest of Devon.
Discover Mid Devon’s scenic viewpoints, country villages and unspoilt natural beauty.
Mid Devon is nestled between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, both have their unique draws and breathtaking views. Staying in Mid Devon will allow you to experience both North and South coast lines as well.
Explore our four areas of Mid Devon this summer:
- Bampton and the Exmoor Fringe
- Tiverton and the Exe Valley
- Crediton and the Creedy Valley
- Cullompton and the Culm Valley
To find out how perfect Mid Devon’s location is see our map.
REASON 2 – MID DEVON’S FANTASTIC FOOD AND DRINK – FROM FIELD TO FORK!
Visit Farmers’ Markets, which often hold food festivals and special events, and the Farm Shops dotted throughout the region, to sample fabulous, fresh local produce and pick your own opportunities (strawberries and raspberries for this time of year).
Why not book in for a Food and Drink Experience, from vineyard tours to cocktail tasting evenings, to complete your visit?
REASON 3 – WALKING AND CYCLING IN OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE
Mid Devon has some of the best countryside views with a wealth of natural beauty and wildlife, making it the perfect setting for walking and cycling.
Mid Devon can cater to all levels of experience with a variety of lengths and difficulties from gentle, paved strolling to tough, off-road hills. There is plenty to sample when you pull on your walking boots or slip into your lycra!
There are also a myriad of bridleways and several local stables if you want to experience Mid Devon from horseback.
Check out our interactive map to discover routes complete with places to eat and facilities to make it easier for you to plan your day out.
Look out for The Mid Devon Show this July, a one day agricultural show celebrating Mid Devon life. Don’t miss our regular Farmers’ Markets, craft fairs and makers markets for local produce and unique gifts and souvenirs.
You’ll also discover live music and out door theatre events across the region, family holiday activities, art exhibitons, literary events, open gardens and much more!
Mid Devon has lots of fantastic visitor attractions that will keep you and the family entertained, whatever the weather.
Let off steam at any of our family friendly attractions which include a theme park – Diggerland, adventure play (Devon Railway Centre, Quad World and Bear Town), water activities at The Bear Trail and soft play (Planet Play and Waie 2 Play). Not to mention Footgolf Devon and Devon Laser Clay. If you are looking to take the tempo down head to Bridge Troll for Pokemon fun and board game (stay and play) or Paint Pot of Devon. Come rain or shine, there is plenty to keep the kids occupied.
Explore the rich heritage of Mid Devon; visit museums (Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, Crediton Museum or Bampton Heritage Centre, Cold Harbour Mill), castles, and historic houses (Knightshayes is a must). The area was very involved in the textile trade, especially lucrative woollen cloth in the 1600s and 1700s, which is reflected in some of the wonderful architecture of the towns, churches and country houses of Mid Devon.
A visit to the Grand Western Canal is required when you are in Mid Devon. A 11 mile natural reservation, home to lots of wildlife and activity. From fishing, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Tiverton Canal Co run one of the last remaining horse-drawn barges in the country – hop on board!
With all this and more, there’s lots to do whatever you’re in to!
No matter how you wish to unwind, Mid Devon has got what you’re looking for.
Whether it’s a short break, family holiday, romantic weekend or last minute getaway, we’ve got it covered!
We have welcoming, traditional B&Bs and larger hotels in the heart of our rural towns for those that want to be looked after, or you can enjoy more independence at some fabulous self-catering locations in idyllic surroundings.
Get back to basics with a stay under canvas or with your caravan or motorhome in some really stunning places or opt for luxury at one of our awesome glamping sites.
Mid Devon has stunning countryside views, excellent walking and cycling routes and is brimming over with natural beauty and wildlife, making it the ideal place for an outdoor getaway.
Explore our beautiful nature reserves to discover the local wildlife. Relax with a leisure holiday enjoying quality fishing or golf courses. Have an active break, walking, cycling and paddleboarding and get your adrenaline pumping with with one of our higher-paced activities.
Discover what Mid Devon has to offer and book your visit today!