Activities – Millslade Country House

The surrounding beauty lends itself to outdoor activities.

Walking for all abilities along well loved routes: There are many local walks from Millslade. We have an old dog and Anna has graded these on energy level needed. For timings and distance, if you want to return before nightfall, ask Simon!

Horse riding on the moor and in the river valleys is available for all abilities. Charlie and Chris at Brendon Manor are just up the road and are most accommodating - see their website at ‘Horse B&B’ is available with them whilst we cater for their owners. We are fortunate to have a number of other riding stables close by so there is a wide range of options and we would be happy to discuss your needs with you.

If you prefer cycling to trekking, try Caffyns Farm cycle hire: For the seriously competitive there is the Exmoor Beast Cycle Challenge in October

Beaches both rugged and near to Millslade as well as sandy at 40 minutes distance. For rugged and the brave at heart, visit: Anna and old Ben (some) have visited all of these so do please ask for a personal critique. Storms have now sadly made Wringcliff and Sillery Sands inaccessible. For sand and surfing, our favourites are Croyde and Saunton Sands

For those who are looking for water adventure, you may want to try coasteering or kayaking, an exhilarating way to see the beautiful, rugged North Devon coast. Contact Exmoor Adventure at to find details about these activities and many others, including rock and tree climbing.

Fishing, boat trips and diving are also available from Ilfracombe.

Nature and moor!

Exmoor provides some of the most beautiful flora and fauna in the country. We love September, October and November when the red deer rut is in full flow, but there is so much to see all year round. One of the best ways of doing this is to go on an

Exmoor safari

. Richard at Discovery Safaris in Porlock would be only too happy to take you - details can be found at:

Exmoor National Park was designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe. For details of organised star gazing events, you can visit:

Exmoor National Parks events calendar

An excellent source of current information about Exmoor’s wildlife, landscape, history, culture, towns and villages, moorland, trees, woodland, farmland, coast rivers, streams and marsh.