Stickwick is in an ideal location to access the many local attractions. Look out for the many free and low cost events and attractions in the area.
Palk Arms - Hennock (10 min walk) – 16th Century Free House is set high above the Teign Valley in the village of Hennock and has wonderful panoramic views over the rolling hills and beautiful countryside. We offer pub grub (the best in Hennock!) great real Ale and a wide selection of wine. There is plenty of room either by the fire or on the sofas admiring the view. www.theonlypalkarms.co.uk
Free/Low Cost Attractions:
Beaches - Stickwick is ideally positioned close to the Moor and the beaches. Our nearest beach is Teignmouth (7 miles) with sand and shingle beach. It also has an amusement pier and a few activities (pitch ‘n’ putt). Within 8 miles is also Shaldon and Dawlish (parking can be difficult) beaches again sand and shingle, but not many shops/activities for children. Further afield are Paignton and Torquay (12 miles) with more sandy beaches. These are large towns with lots to see and do, water sports etc.
Stover Country Park – Heathfield, Nr Trago Mills. Stover Country Park contains over 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake and marsh and a substantial variety of wildlife (75p car park charge for 2 hrs). www.devon.gov.uk/stover_country_park
Trago Mills – Stover, Newton Abbot (Shopping, Leisure Park and garden centre). www.tragomills.co.uk
House of Marbles – Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey
Makers and purveyors of a world famous range of marbles, games, toys, puzzles, pastimes and decorative accessories for the home and garden. www.houseofmarbles.com
Devon Guild – Bovey Tracey (Crafts/exhibitions/shop/cafe). www.devonguildofcraftsmen.co.uk
Hennock Reservoirs – (Walking/cycling). Also fishing at cost
Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey- Old railway Station, Station Rd, Bovey Tracey (Museum)
Buckfast Abbey – Buckfast Abbey near to Buckfastleigh on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Devon. (Tea rooms, shops, Abbey, Museum). www.buckfast.org.uk
Swimming pools – Bovey Tracey (outdoor May - Oct) www.boveyswimmingpool.co.uk Tel: 01626 832828, Newton Abbot (Indoor) Dyrons Leisure Centre. Tel: 01626 215640.
Childrens Play Parks – Hennock/Bovey Tracey/Chudleigh Knighton
Farmers Markets/Markets – Bovey Tracey (Every other Saturday), Newton Abbot (Wednesday), Ashburton, Tuckers Yard (Thurs/Fri/Sat)
Garden Centres – Fermoys, Totnes Rd, Newton Abbot Hillhead Nursery, Landscove, Nr Ashburton, Wyevale, Newton Abbot Rd, Teignmouth.
Dartmoor National Park- Guided Walks – See the Visitor Newspaper www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk
Other Local Attractions
Woodlands Leisure Park Dartmouth – www.woodlandspark.com
All weather Fun Guaranteed! Unique combination indoor/outdoor attractions. 3 Watercoasters, Toboggan Run, Arctic Gliders, the Avalanche & 15 Playzones for every age. Falconry & Animals.
Crealy Great Adventure Park Exeter- www.crealy.co.uk
With the most exciting rides, 100 acres of adventures, 75,000 sq ft undercover fun including the huge Adventure Zone, friendliest Rangers, and animals to feed, milk and cuddle, Crealy makes everyday special and your Maximum Fun is Guaranteed! Discover Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park, with FREE 7-day returns for 2009!
Canonteign Falls Cristow (Teign Valley) – www.canonteignfalls.co.uk
For family days out in Devon with children, Canonteign Falls tourist attraction combines sightseeing, scenic walks, lakes and wildlife.
Becky Falls Manaton- www.beckyfalls.com
Offers scenic walks in a rugged Dartmoor landscape with waterfalls. Describes visitor facilities including cafeteria and shop.
Paignton Zoo Paignton- www.paigntonzoo.org.uk
Explore 80 acres of natural habitat and see the hundreds of animals that live there. As well as seeing the animals, there’s plenty of other things to do – get your face painted, catch the feeding times or let off steam in our playareas.
Go Ape! Kennford- www.goape.co.uk
Think you; your friends and family can handle 3 hours of tree top adventure? Are you wild enough to climb 30ft up a rope ladder, Tarzan swing into a giant rope net then zip wire through trees, crawl through tunnels and tackle high wire rope bridges?
Rock Centre Chudleigh - www.rockcentre.co.uk
A great outdoor family activity adventure, brilliant birthday treat, school outing or challenge for anyone looking for something different and memorable. We have been providing safe, exciting adventures since 1979 for several generations of kids and grownups. No age, height or other restrictions, whatever your ability come and find us soon
Diggerland is the ultimate adventure park for all ages, where you can ride, drive and operate full size construction machinery. You can drive yourself crazy on our fantastic rides and drives around the park on specially designed courses including Dumper Trucks, Mini Tractors and so much more
Quad World Collumpton- www.quadworld.co.uk
Come to multi award-winning Quad World where everyone can join in the fastest growing sport in the UK!
River Dart adventures Ashburton- www.riverdart.co.uk
Dare devil adventures, mega zip lines, assault courses, jungle fun, indoor climbing, treetop challenge and lake canoeing at extra cost.
UCZ Paintball Trago mills- Newton abbot – www.justpaintball.co.uk
UCZ Paintball boasts some of the most exciting games zones and scenario's in the country, all guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping - so what are you waiting for? Come and have a fantastic day out at UCZ Paintball Park!
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway Paignton/Dartmouth - www.paignton-steamrailway.co.uk Is the holiday line from Paignton with steam trains running in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes to Kingswear for Dartmouth
South Devon Railway Totnes/Buckfastleigh – www.southdevonrailway.org
Steam trains, gardens, riverside walks, museum, shop, play area and more.
National Trust Properties –
Killerton House - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton, Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter,
Devon EX5 3LE, Tel: 01392 881 345
Castle Drogo - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-castledrogo, Drewsteignton, nr Exeter, Devon, EX6 6PB, UK Tel 01647 433306
Finlake Horse Riding (10 mins from Stickwick) –Tel 01626 852096
Shilstone Rock Riding Stables www.dartmoorstables.com (Widecombe –In – The – Moor) - Tel 01364 621281
(30-40 mins from Stickwick)
Cycling + Hire
Haldon Forest Park- www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry , Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XR Tel: 01392 833768
Teign Valley Golf Club- www.teignvalleygolf.co.uk – Christow,
Exeter, EX6 7PA Tel: 01647 253026
Stover Golf Club – www.stovergolfclub.co.uk Stover, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6QQ Tel: 01626 330210
Fishing - www.swlakestrust.org.uk Stickwick is only 2 miles for Trenchford reservoir and they offer coarse fishing. I am not an expert on fishing so please could you go to the following website for more details: and look up trenchford.