Explore Devon in the Springtime

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Spring is coming, the birds will be singing, and the sun will be out playing for longer, there’s nowhere better for a lovely short break, or a week's holiday than Devon!

The Passage House Hotel is ideally situated as a base from which you can easily explore beautiful Devon. We are located close to both Exeter and Torquay, and there are a vast number of places within easy reach, here are just a few to choose from...

Devon has glorious scenery, fun family things to do and outdoor activities for all! You’ll be spoilt for choice here!

Love nature or want to educate the children?

Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve is a great attraction for a family day out with lots to see and learn about wildlife and geology; the reserve consists of 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake and marsh and a wide variety of wildlife.

The Park features a Nature Interpretation Centre, an Aerial Walkway, a bird hide, and picnic areas. For the species list and more information, visit the website here: https://new.devon.gov.uk/stovercountrypark/habitats-and-wildlife/species-list

Admire the Bluebells Scanniclift Copse

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We all know spring has begun when we can enjoy beautiful bluebells beginning to sprout and cover landscapes in a deep violet-blue colour. Located one mile south west of Doddiscom in the Teign valley is Sanniclift Copse; a great place to see the violet coloured carpet taking over the Devonshire Wildlife Trust area. 

 

Quirky towns

People come to Devon to escape the busy lifestyle of the city; they wish to leave that behind and delve in the quirkiness of cute little villages and towns, a breath of fresh air. Totnes is one of these towns, ‘hippy capital of the South’, with gorgeous little independent art and craft shops, organic cafes, crystal workshops and stunning buildings you will fall in love with. Meander down to the Waterside Bistro, with views of the River Dart and enjoy a vibrant atmosphere of locals and tourists.

Hike through the stunning landscape of Dartmoor National Park

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Dartmoor National Park has it’s very own unique beauty; with 954 km² of forest, wetland, rolling hills, beautiful rivers, medieval rock formations, and trails through the valleys, you could spend days and days here.

During Spring, make sure you walk along the wooded bank of the River Teign at Steps Bridge, you’ll see beautiful, wild daffodils in March, or gorgeous bluebells in May.

Wild swimming at a secret location

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Moor Sands, East Prawle, South Devon. This location is special because you will find a trio of stunning white coves; not just one. The sand is made from fine pearl quartz beads, and the clear water makes it great for swimming! Of course, you’ll need to pack your wetsuit for warmth or perhaps you’d prefer a little walk together, meandering the dramatic South Devon Coast. Discover your adventure and use the rope to help you down to the beach.

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