Get Active Glamping!
Surf some waves. Abseil down a cliff. Paddle along the coast. Fly like a bird. Climb some hills. Hack to Hunters Inn. Gallop along the beach.
Long board, Short board, Body Board, No board!
Hunter Surf at Woolacome provides lessons & wetsuits along with boards, so no matter what the sea temperature you should be warm! And as a Longlands guest you can enjoy a 10% discount. Just call Enrique on 01271 870543
Leap into the Sea!
For those wanting an adventure with an adrenaline rush try Coasteering at Hele Bay with Xtreme Coasteering (call Sue on 07412 603116) or Watermouth Harbour with Active Escape (01271 320745). Either way you are sure of a buzz!
Climb some rocks then Abseil down!
Exmoor Adventures will have you climbing the Valley of the Rocks just like the goats! Call Dan on 07976 208279.
Fly like a Bird!
For a completely different view of the North Devon Coast take to the air on a Tandem Hang Glide with Fly Like a Bird. Most flights are over Woolacombe Beach with stunning views out to Lundy. Call Sam on 07875 247389.
Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Active Escape offer SUPing from Watermouth Harbour. There are some magical bays that you can only discover and explore from the water. Call them on 01271 320745. If you would like to go SUPing around Lundy then Nick Thorn from Surfers World is your man. Call him in 01271 871337.
Paddle along the Coast
If you would prefer to paddle along the coast line in a more reclined position then hire a Kayak from Surf Side in Combe Martin. A wonderful way to see explore the coast and perhaps even catch sight of Dave the Dolphin! Call Gary on 01271 883220.
Get on Your Bike!
With 400 miles of bridleways, beautiful moorlands and scenic wooded valleys Exmoor is one of the premier locations for mountain biking in the UK. Exmoor Adventures offers bike hire and guided rides. Call Dan on 07976 208279
Peddle the Tarka Trail
For more relaxed cycling the Tarka Trail, along the estuary and around Braunton Burrows, is a lovely flat family friendly cycle ride. Fremington Quay is our favourite start point & John’s of Instow our usual end point! Bikes can be hired from Bike Trails next door to Fremington Quay Café. Call Simon on 01271 372586 or 07788 133738. If you prefer to cycle from Braunton to Barnstaple, or further, then Otter Bikes in Braunton is the place to hire bikes (The Old Pottery, Station Road, EX33 2AQ). Call 01271 813339.
The Wetter! The Better!
If you prefer your bike with an engine then try quadbiking! Quad Biking Devon caters for all ages from 6 years, for all abilities, and apparently “the wetter, the better!” Call 01271 862247.
Hack to Hunters Inn
Dean Riding Stables, just over the hill from Longlands, offer lessons or hacks over Exmoor and down to Hunters Inn. Call Tracey or Ashley on 01598 763565. Outovercott also offer riding lessons and hacks through Valley of the Rocks & Lee Abbey. Call Jim or Sue on 01598 753341
Gallop over Golden Sands
To ride on Woolacombe beach and through the dunes call Woolacombe Riding Stables on 01271 870260
Catch some Air!
Get bouncing at Air Extreme in Barnstaple! All indoors so good for the odd rainy day! Those who don’t jump, will never fly! Call 01271 349806 to book your session
Weave through wooden valleys & along Coastal Paths: the Tarka Trail & south west coast path, with its stunning views of the North Devon coast, is only minutes away from Longlands, and Heddon Valley, Watersmeet and Valley of the Rocks are not much further. We have numerous books & maps of local coastal & Exmoor walks.