Here are a few of the great things on offer in the local area!
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North Devon Surfing
Croworough is uniquely located at the heart of England's best surfing heartland. North Devon not only boasts some of the most consistent beach breaks but also some of the most varied surf in the country. From the classic longboard waves of Saunton to the punchy barrels of Croyde, from the sheltered sands at Putsborough to the exposed reefs and points of the rugged coastline- whatever your ability and whatever the weather there is almost always a wave to be found to suit you.
The owners of Crowborough have raised a family of four surfing children and can guide and advise you on the best local surf conditions, the best places to learn, or hire/buy, and the best spots to look for different kinds of waves. The farm is set up with board storage and wetsuit drying facitilties, as well as massive quantitites of solar heated hot water delivered to downstairs shower rooms for your return from the beach. Go to Surfing GB: for local surf schools and clubs information.
North Devon Walking
From Crowborough via the footpaths and country lanes of North Devon, it is possible to walk to the coast, or the moor, or to the estuary of the Taw & Torridge rivers. All offer stunning scenery, wonderful fresh air blowing in from the Atlantic, and a chance to enjoy the UNESCO Biosphere reserve centred on the nearby dune system of Braunton Burrows. You can arrive at the farm via public transport which ends at the Bus stop 100 metres from the farm gate- and if you dont want to use a car for your entire holiday-you dont have to!http://www.walkingindevon.co.uk/index.php
If you love to cycle, you wont be dissapointed here! Road cyclists will find plenty of challenges in the winding lanes and hills of Exmoor. Mountain bikers are well catered for with numerous trails nearby, and for the family, North Devon’s famous Tarka Trail takes you on a journey through time down the disused railway line that connected North Devon with the rest of the world. Bike hire and repair shops are all easily accesible in Braunton.
Hit up cycledevon for info!
Sail to Lundy
Aboard North Devon's very own Polynesian Catamaran the Hecate. Up to 10 guests can be accomodated for day sails or even overnight trips to Lundy and the coast of North Devon. Fishing, Wildlife Watching and Surf trips to spots that are hard to access by road, are offered. Hit Crystal Voyages for further information!
The North Devon countryside is a horse rider’s paradise. There are many stables in the area offering a variety of services from gentle hacks to gallops across the beaches, splashing through the sea. The numerous bridle paths offer a rewarding chance to explore the countryside at your own pace and spectacular views over hedgerows and across the rolling hills to Exmoor or the coast. Beats a car any day.
Golf There are several first class golf courses just a short drive from Crowborough Farm. Saunton Sands Golf Club is located in the barrows at Braunton and is considered to be one of the best courses in Britain. They welcome visitors who will get the chance to play a round of golf not only in an Area of Outstanding Beauty but also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI); a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. If you want to play a round on a cliff top with views of far as Wales and Lundy head for Ilfracombe Golf Club. They have a large stock of equiptment you can hire and don’t mind people just turning up. For an historical golfing experience you can travel down the coast 30 mins to The Royal North Devon Golf Club at Westward Ho! which is the oldest golf course in England. Visitors are welcome but must book.