Damage Hue is the ideal base to get out and about to enjoy England's natural beauty at its very best. Whether it's surfing, kayaking, walking or flora, the dramatic scenery of North Devon offers endless opportunities to play and relax.
Learn To Surf
Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde all offer fantastic surfing when the conditions are right. Woolacombe is ever popular, especially with beginners, but Croyde is apparently one of the best breaks in Europe.
Nick Thorn Surfing Coach, Denver House, South Street, Woolacombe | 01271 871337
Cycle On The Tarka Trail
Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists starting at Braunton. The trail uses the old railways of North Devon and passes through unspoilt countryside and along rivers as described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel Tarka the Otter. If you start at Braunton you can stop for refreshment at the Heanton Court just before Barnstaple or go on to the delightful, award-winning cafe at Fremington Quay. Both have wonderful views over the estuary.
Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, The Railway Station, Barnstaple, Devon | 01271 324202
Take A Walk On The Coast Path
You don’t have to go far for this one – turn right out of our drive and go through the National Trust gate. You are now on the National Coast Path and this section, from Lee to Woolacombe is perhaps the most beautiful and spectacular.
Visit A Garden
Cliffe Gardens has spectacular views, is beautifully maintained and an absolute must see – opposite Damage Hue, so no excuses! You have to pay to enter, but the money all goes to charity.
RHS Rosemoor has something for everyone – from stunning fruit and vegetables to woodland, formal gardens including a large rose garden, wildflower meadows, bog garden and water features. As you’d expect, there is an excellent cafe.
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington,
EX38 8PH | 01805 624067