Weirford House is very well situated for touring Devon and North Cornwall and has, of course, the wonderful open spaces and High Tors of Dartmoor almost on our doorstep. Belstone is only four miles away yet it is truly on the high moor. The Tors public house is well worth a visit. The nearest sandy beach that we frequent is near Bude in North Cornwall, which is about 45 minutes by car. Travelling a little further will take you to the North Devon coast with its high cliffs and spectacular scenery. Lynton and Lynmouth are a particular favourite of ours. Exmoor is less than an hour away.Travelling south opens up a world of wonderful beaches on the South Devon Coast with places like Brixham, Dartmouth and Salcombe to explore. Totnes is part way to the coast and makes a very interesting stopping point on the way. Going west, into Cornwall: Tintagle, Boscastle and the Eden Project are all within a reasonable drive time. Travelling east will take you to the Cathedral Cit of Exeter, which has much to explore and many places to eat.Some views of Dartmoor near to us are shown below.
Upper East Okement river
Black-a-tor copse on the Okement
Clapper bridge near Chagford
Stone circle at Scorehill
Walking on DartmoorSampford Courtenay is close to the northern edge of Dartmoor and is an ideal base for walkers. The area offers a great variety of dramatic moorland, riverside and coastal scenery as well as numerous routes through quiet villages and along peaceful country lanes and tracks.Long distance routes such as the Tarka Trail, Dartmoor Way and Two Moors Way are within easy reach. You will find a good collection of walking books and maps to browse through whilst planning your walk and we can help with suggestions. You may want to explore the country of the two rivers which inspired Williamson when he wrote Tarka the Ottter.A useful site for walks is: http://www.wreckstorm.com/richkni/dartmoor/index.html