Places to visit in Ruby Country

There are many interesting and exciting places to visit and things to do in Ruby Country bringing you in contact with different aspects of the area and its heritage and wildlife.

With everything from special visits, places of wildlife interest, local history and heritage to water sports and golf, there is something for everyone.

Click on the links below to learn more about these places and to help you make the most of your visit to Ruby Country


War Horse Valley Country Farm ParkWar Horse Valley Country Farm Park

Parsonage Farm, Iddesleigh, Winkleigh. EX19 8SN Tel: 01837 810 318

Vineyard_TourEastcott Vineyard

Lower Eastcott Farm, Northlew, Okehampton. EX20 3PT Tel: 01837 811 012

gnome reserveThe Gnome Reserve

West Putford, Bradworthy. EX22 7XE    Tel: 01409 241 435

trethorneTrethorne Leisure Park

Kennards House, Launceston. PL15 8QE  Tel: 01566 86324

Holsworthy MuseumHolsworthy Museum

Manor Car Park, North Road, Holsworthy. EX22 6DJ Tel: 01409 259 337

Situated at the heart of the ancient North Devon market town, Holsworthy Museum tells the story of the town’s long and rich past, as well as rekindling fond memories of yesteryear.

Housed in part of a building that is in itself a museum piece – a small manor house dating from the 17th century, which was used as a parsonage for over 200 years – the rooms are filled with memories of the past.

With hundreds of objects and curios, many unique and unusual, and some you may remember from days gone by, there’s something to interest everyone.

Come and spend an hour wandering through five rooms of nostalgia and local history and uncover some of our hidden treasures.

Open Easter until mid- December

Monday to Friday 11am to 1pm
Closed weekends and Bank Holidays

Other times by appointment

Admission is free but we rely heavily on your donations to keep the museum open

Roadford LakeRoadford Lake & Country Park

Broadwoodwidger, Lifton. PL16 0JL Tel: 01566 784 859

little starsLittle Stars

The Milky Way, Clovelly, Bideford. EX39 5RY  Tel: 01237 432 006

We offer imaginative and adventurous play for babies, toddlers and young children. Whether they love dressing up, reading books, playing with cars or something a little more adventurous like assault courses and slides, we’ve got it covered. Plus, there’s a dedicated soft play area and play frame for children under 3, as well as a sensory room that babies will adore. Our award winning baby and toddler classes are among the best you’ll find and provide the perfect opportunity to spend some special one on one time together each week…where you’ll both have fun and help your child’s development in the process!

dartmoor railwayDartmoor Railway

Okehampton Station, Okehampton, EX20 1EJ Tel: 01837 55164


Tamar Lakes Country Park

Kilkhampton, Bude. EX23 9SB Tel: 01288 321 712

dinglesDingles Fairground Heritage

Milford Farm, Lifton. PL16 0AT Tel: 01566 783 425

big sheepThe Big Sheep

Abbotsham, Bideford. EX39 5AP Tel: 01237 472 366

milky wayThe Milky Way Adventure Park

Clovelly, Bideford. EX39 5RY Tel: 01237 431 255

If you’re looking for fun days out and things to do in Devon, The Milky Way Adventure Park has it all! Ride the Cosmic Typhoon Devon’s tallest, fastest & longest roller coaster. Have a wild time in North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses & slides built for adults & children.

harlequinnsHarlequinns Leisure

Stucley Road, Bude. EX22 8AR Tel: 01288 355 366

okehampton castleOkehampton Castle

Castle Lodge, Okehampton. EX20 1JA Tel: 01837 52844

launceston steam railwayLaunceston Steam Railway

St Thomas Road, Launceston. PL15 8DA Tel: 01566 775 665

the splashThe Splash

Stucley Road, Bude. EX22 8AR Tel: 01288 356

hidden valleyHidden Valley Discovery Park

Tredidon, St Thomas, Launceston. PL15 8SJ Tel: 01566 86463



Arlington Court and National Trust Carriage Museum

Arlington, Nr Barnstable EX31 4LP Tel: 01271 850 296

hartland-abbeyHartland Abbey

Hartland, Bideford. EX39 6DT Tel: 01237 441 496

atlantic-pursuitsAtlantic Pursuits,

Kilkhampton, Bude. EX23 9TH Tel: 07974 718145

Segway Bude,

The Weir, Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall EX23 0JD  Tel: 07399687548

Ruby Oak Park,   

Brandis Corner, Holsworthy EX22 7YA  Tel: 01409 221580

dunsland-gates-justine-seedhouseDunsland (National Trust),

Brandis Corner, Holsworthy EX22 7YQ


Cookworthy-Forest-81-300x200Cookworthy Forest

Nestling in the heart of Ruby Country is Cookworthy Forest, an emerald gem and a great place to visit. Good for picnics, walking, cycling, horse riding and orienteering, wildlife watching and escaping from it all.

statfold woodStatfold Wood

Statfold Wood near Ashwater, is a new native broadleaf woodland, wet in places but really peaceful and rich in plant life. There are deer and several species of bird of prey.

1048859.012.jpgHolsworthy Woods

Situated 2 miles south of Holsworthy on A388 Launceston road. Ideal for walking and cycling on maintained forestry tracks.

witherdonWitherdon Wood

Situated approximately 2.5  miles east of Ashwater, Witherdon Wood is owned and managed by Forestry Commission. Maintained forestry tracks, ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. Plentiful wildlife.


rhs rosemoorRHS Rosemoor

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington. EX38 8PH

docton millDocton Mill & Gardens

Docton Mill, Lymebridge, Hartland. EX39 6EA

hartlandHartland Abbey and Gardens.

Hartland Abbey, Hartland, Bideford. EX39 6DT

gnome-dThe Gnome Reserve and Wild Flower Garden,

West Putford, Bradworthy. EX22 7XE Tel: 01409 241 435


Clovelly Court Garden

Clovelly, Bideford. EX39 5TA  Tel: 01237 431 781

tapeley parkTapeley Park & Gardens

Instow, Bideford. EX39 4NT  Tel: 01271 860 897

marwood hillMarwood Hill Garden

Marwood, Barnstable. EX31 4EB  Tel: 01271 342 528

arlington courtArlington Court Gardens

Arlington, Nr Barnstable. EX31 4LP  Tel: 01271 850 296

bowdens hostasBowdens

Cleave House, Sticklepath, Okehampton. EX20 2NL  Tel: 01837 840 481


dunslandDunsland, National Trust

A grand Parkland abundant in wildlife and with over 900 years of history
Perfect for a walk or picnic, the tranquil, ancient parkland of Dunsland park once befitted the grand house that stood in its midst.

halwill junctionHalwill Junction Nature Reserve

Purchased by Devon Wildlife Trust from British Rail in 1990, Halwill Junction is a disused railway line with a variety of habitats. The old railway track has been converted into a surfaced cycle path connecting Halwill Junction to Cookworthy Forest.

dunsdonDunsdon Nature Reserve

Located about 5 miles west of Holsworthy, Dunsdon is probably one of the most important remaining areas of culm grassland in Devon

meethMeeth Quarry Nature Reserve

Meeth Quarry is unlike any other Devon Wildlife Trust nature reserve. Its industrial past has dramatically shaped its present.

ash moorAsh Moor Nature Reserve

Ash Moor nature reserve lies in the heart of the Culm Natural Area in north west Devon. It contains areas of high quality culm grassland, species rich meadows and restored species rich meadows.

roadford natureRoadford Lake Nature Reserve

The Roadford Lake LNR at the northern end of the reservoir is 34 hectares of freshwater, swamp, marshy grassland, dense scrub willow carr, broadleaved woodland and coniferous plantations.

north-devon-bioshereNorth Devon Biosphere

Reaching to the heights of Dartmoor and Exmoor and via the sea to Lundy, North Devon’s Biosphere Reserve is one of 669 Reserves in 120 countries designated by UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme and was the first of 6 to be designated in the UK. All exist to inspire a positive future by connecting people and nature.


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