Things to do and see
We are very fortunate to be situated in a beautiful part of rural Devon, with views as to Dartmoor and access to many picturesque walking paths and cycleways almost on our doorstep. Meeth is the start (or end) of the Tarka Trail, a lovely, quiet and safe route for cyclists (as far as the Coast ant Instow and beyond), walkers and horseriders. The section between Meeth and Petrockstowe (3 miles) is particularly beautiful as it meanders through mature trees with lovely glimpses of the countryside around. We particularly recommend it at dusk when you have a very good chance of seeing deer, hares, foxes and badgers in the nearby fields or sometimes on the track itself.
Adjoining the Tarka Trail - and providing useful parking, as our is limited - the Meeth Quarry Nature Reserve provides a number of walking and exploring options on well marked and safe paths. The reserve is managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust and is a fascinating demoinstration of how nature can reclaim a man-made landscape. It has been very interesting to watch the plants, flowers and trees slowly reconolise the area and see the area change. Animals, particularly birds, are now slowly returning to the reserve - again dusk is a very good time to see them, maybe after a dinner or before a well earned pint!
Further afield, the RHS Gardens at Rosemoor are a very popular attraction for those of a green-fingered persuasion and there are many pretty villages and interesting historic towns within easy reach. Dartmoor is only 12 miles away to the South and the beautiful North Devon Coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 30 mionutes to the the North. In fact, the Bull and Dragon makes a perfect stop off for those exploring Dartmoor while staying at the coast or vice versa!