The Bickford Arms is situated near the coast and Dartmoor National Park. It is also centrally placed for family attractions, such as: The Eden Project, The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, and the pannier markets of Holsworthy and Hatherleigh. If you like to walk, we are in the heart of Devon’s Ruby Country and within easy reach of both the Tarka Trail and the Two Moors Way. We also have 2 archery centres nearby , if you prefer something more relaxing you are able to choose from horse riding and fishing all situated a short drive away
There are first-class golf courses open to the public at Bude, Okehampton, and Holsworthy. If you’d rather go further afield you’re not stuck for choice.
North Devon and North Cornwall have some of the country’s finest beaches and coastal scenery. They boast miles of beautiful rolling countryside, imposing moorland, and woodland valleys. The coast offers miles of sandy beaches and sheltered coves, and its famous Atlantic surf. Many surf and adventure schools thrive in the area, offering kit for hire or supervised ‘adventure’ days. From surfing or sea canoeing to rock climbing and abseiling, there’s something for everybody to enjoy. The South West Coast Path is simply stunning, with many entry points to paths over dizzying cliffs, wooded combes, and tranquil coastal farmland. Also the brooding tors of Dartmoor are only a short drive away.