We are on the edge of the lovely village of Halwill Junction. The Junction Inn Pub serves great food and is only 10 – 15 min walk from the fishery. The village also boasts Karen’s Takeaway which does a lovely fish and chips as well as many other dishes. Also, in the village there is a village shop which sells all the essentials and a hardware store. The Market town of Holsworthy is only 6 miles away where you will find a Co-op and a Waitrose.
We have compiled lots of information on the best places to eat in the area, all the local grocery shops and lots of brochures which can be found in the welcome pack in the Lodge. Here are some of the most popular activities to do in the area.
Bike Riding & Walking
We are lucky to be close to many stunning cycling and walking routes. Some of these trails are downloadable from the following website: www.ridetherubycountry.co.uk/ruby-country-activities/cycling. There are Cycle Hire shops in Okehampton, so you do not have to bring your own equipment.
We are extremely lucky to have The Halwill Junction Nature reserve on our doorstep. This is the disused railway for which the village is well known for, converted into a surfaced cycle, and walking path. You can gain access to the nature reserve from Beeching Close in the village. This trail connects the village to Cookworthy Forest.
Cookworthy forest has a lovely 2-mile circular walking route which will take you through an impressive conifer plantation. Here you will get to see the beautiful wildlife up close such as the ravens, buzzards, and red deer.
Walking in the Ruby country is an ideal past time. There are lots of beautiful routes to explore. We have copies of the 8 walking trails which make up the Ruby Trail Walks. These can also be downloaded from the following website:
Roadford Lake is only 6 miles away. It is made up of 750 acres of water. It is a great venue for hiring equipment and taking part in water sports. It has a café and has some lovely walks.
We are ideally situated in Devon close to the Cornwall border and this means we have good access to lots of family fun days out. Including Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre www.fairground-heritage.org.uk, which has over 45,000 sq. ft of unique fairground rides, games, stalls and displays all under cover in a beautiful rural location. We are also very close to The War Horse Valley Country Farm Park www.warhorsevalley.com, where the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo was set.
Only 11 miles to Cornwall’s award-winning Narrow-Gauge Railway, Launceston’s Steam Railway. www.launcestonsr.co.uk. This railway line will also take you to New Mills Farm, for a lovely family day out. www.newmillsfarmpark.com.
We could go on and on with things to do in the area. You will find brochures and more information in your lodge. You can also visit this website for more ideas. https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/south-west/devon/holsworthy
There is lots of fun to be had on Bude canal such as hiring Rowing boats and Pedalows. You can also have a surfing lesson on Summerleaze beach if you are feeling more adventurous.