Local activities including: Horse riding, Golf, Fishing, Clay pigeon shooting, Paintball and Gliding | Microlight flying. The area has many great off-road footpaths through woods, meadows and the dramatic North coast beaches, one is a spectacular Unesco heritage site.
Walking and cycling – There are many beautiful local walks and hikes around the area. Cycle from Dartmoor to the sea on old disused railway line known as “the tarka trail”.
Golf – An 18-hole short course in Chulmleigh, less than five minutes walk away. Then advance to to the full-size course some ten minutes away at Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club. Alternatively, visit the premier Atlantic Links course at Saunton Golf Club and play their East Course which is rated 60 in the world by Golf World Magazine.
Horse riding – Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are great places to visit if you want to do some horse riding, as is Chulmleigh itself, which has local stables for horse riding lessons and hiring. There is also a multitude of forestry tracks and bridleways, some through Eggesford Forest.
Fishing – The Old Rectory has many excellent venues for fishing close by. The Little Dart is a ‘late running river’ so fish arrive later in the year. The Taw is best for salmon in the spring and is good for sea trout from May onwards. There are also several coarse fishing lakes in the area, including the popular Stafford Moore. The Torridge and the River Mole, Catham Lakes and Huntacott Water are all close by.
Other activities – Light aircraft, gliding and microlight flying sessions at Eaglescott Airfield, only 15 minutes away. Clay pigeon and game shoots, including Trenchard, Colleton Manor and Clovelly.