Springfield Meadows is nestled in the middle of the Devonshire countryside, which
boasts some of the most outstanding scenery to be found in the UK. Here is a selection
of the most popular nearby attractions, both natural and man made.
Halwill Junction was the location of a railway station and junction until closed in 1966
as a result of the Beecham Report. The village features a friendly local
pub, post office, news agent and mini market, all
approximately 10 minutes walk from Springfield Meadows.
There is a local nature reserve off Beechings Close, the disused railway line is home to
a variety of wildlife. The Ruby Way cycle path runs through the reserve.
Bude: 15 miles
Bude has been welcoming visitors since Victorian times. The charm and atmosphere
of a traditional seaside resort are retained in harmony with modern services and
facilities to satisfy today's discerning visitor.
The town is situated on the Atlantic Heritage Coast of Cornwall, adjacent to fine
sandy beaches, and on the South West Coastal Path. Bude and nearby beaches provide
some of the finest surfing to be had in all England; most beaches have lifeguard
cover during the Summer months.
Dartmoor: 12 miles
Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 368 square miles - the largest and wildest
area of open country in southern England. Throughout the year Dartmoor is an
exceptionally beautiful place to visit, with deep wooded gorges, beautiful lake-like
reservoirs and tumbling rocky rivers.
There is legal public access to over 47,000
hectares of open country and 450 miles (730km) of public rights of way, providing
miles of unspoilt spectacular scenery to enjoy. Nearly half of this is open moorland,
with a further 11% covered by forests and woodland.
Exmoor: 45 miles
Stunning landscapes, wilderness and tranquillity, rare in southern England, and a
warm rural welcome await you on Exmoor, one of Britain's breathing places; and the
glimpse of wild Red Deer or the native Exmoor Pony, are just a couple of the delights
that make Exmoor special.
Castle Drogo: 26 miles
The last castle in England, built in the heart of Dartmoor, Castle Drogo is a
magnificent fantasy in granite. It was constructed between 1910 and 1930 by Sir
Edwin Lutyens for the Indian tea baron Julius Drewe and remains one of Lutyen's
masterpieces. The castle commands a spur, 900ft above sea level, overlooking the
wooded gorge of the River Teign.
Eden Project: 50 miles
The Eden Project includes the world's largest greenhouse and comprises a
number of domes that house plant species from around the world, with each
emulating a natural biome. The domes are made out of hundreds of hexagons
plus a few pentagons that interconnect the whole construction together;
each of these is a transparent cushion made of tough plastic. The first
dome emulates a tropical environment, the second a warm temperate,
Okehampton Castle: 12 miles
The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in an outstandingly picturesque
setting on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement. Begun soon after
the Norman Conquest as a motte and bailey castle with a stone keep, it was
converted into a sumptuous residence in the 14th century by Hugh Courtenay,
Earl of Devon,much of whose work survives. After the last Courtenay owner
fell foul of Henry VIII in 1538, it declined into an allegedly haunted ruin.
Riverside picnic area and woodland walks nearby.