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Enjoy taste of Devon…

North Devon offers a host of activities for those wishing to take advantage of our wide open spaces.The abundant country side around North Devon means there is plenty of adventure to be had. From quiet adventure like Golf and Fishing to Surfing and Paintballing, North Devon has it all. Some activities are not far from Hele Valley and some are a little further along the bay, but all within easy reach.

H2 Outdoor

H2Outdoor provide a wide range of water and outdoor sports, the experience of the H2Outdoor team combined with the magical scenery of the North Devon coast, really does make for an unforgettable adventure.  

H2 Outdoor



Learn to surf or just improve your technique with the best fully qualified surfers in the South West. Half and full day sessions. Special full week rates available.

Surf South West

Hunter Surf

Nick Thorn Surf Coach

Eyeball Surf Check


Horse Riding

Ride on horse back across the stunning Devon countryside or beach rides across sand dues, coastal rides taking in our dramatic scenery.  Lessons are available for all abilities, ages and sizes, all within a short drive of Hele Valley.

Mullacott Equestrian Centre 

Woolacombe Riding Stables



Enjoy a round of golf on one of our superb 18 hole championship standard golf courses whilst taking in a breathtaking view of the North Devon coastline.  Well stocked golf shops with equipment available to hire and tuition.  The Royal North Devon at Westward Ho! is the oldest links course in England, laid out in 1864.  Ilfracombe's course is the second oldest, having been laid out in 1892 and Saunton Golf Club is a championship course famous throughout the country.  All of these courses are within a 45 minute drive of Hele Valley.

Saunton Golf Club

Ilfracombe Golf Club

Royal North Devon Golf Club



You can fish from the shore off the rocks at Hele and Ilfracombe, whilst taking care of your safety. Take a fishing trip from one of the many boats that operate from Ilfracombe harbour. Alternatively, you could try your hand at trout fishing at Blakewell Fisheries, or spend a peaceful day at Mill Park, Berrynarbor, an acre and a quarter lake set in attractive woodland, and Little Comfort farm, Braunton which both offer fishing for carp, rudd, roach and bream.

Mill Park Fishery

Darracott Reservoir

Simpson Valley Fishery 

Milemead Fisheries

Furzebray Lakes

Digger Lakes


Walking & Cycle Paths

North Devon offers some of the best walking found anywhere in the world. There are lots of marked cycle trails, route leaflets and traffic free cycle ways. The Tarka Trail Cycle Path is an unbroken 34-mile long trail. Cycle hire is easy. Hire bikes from Braunton, Barnstaple, Fremington, Bideford and Great Torrington. The South West Coast Path is Britain’s longest footpath stretching over 600 miles from Somerset to Dorset. The North Devon section of the path is 90 miles long and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery of all.

National Cycle Network

Cycle Trails Devon



Keypitts off-road adventure. North Devon’s only all terrain Quad Adventure Centre – The Wetter the Better – Open all year. Ride through 200 acres of beautiful wooded valleys and stunning scenery on a quad bike or horseback. Virtual paint ball game, off road drives and paint ball battles all available. Open all year round. Qualified Leisure quad instructors for all ages and experience.



Survival Paintball

The South West’s Premier Paintball. Twenty acres of natural woodland in the heart of North Devon with state-of-the-art equipment for all ages and abilities.

Survival Paintball


Go Karts

Family fun circuit for younger ones at Pebble Ridge which also has adventure golf and other attractions next to the beach in Westward Ho! Open April - October.

Pebble Ridge Go Karts


Lets go Superbowl, Barnstaple

A popular family haunt, there is lots to keep you busy including ten pin bowling, ice skating, quasar laser, pool, amusements and ice hockey, there is also a handy Burger King within the building.

Lets Go Barnstaple


Rock and Rapid Adventures

Fantastic activities from wall climbing, abseiling, rapids, coasteering, kayaking, SUPing, expeditions and much more suitable for the whole family.

Rock and Rapid Adventures