Places to Visit near Hele Farm
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The highly acclaimed Eden Project is easily reached by car as is the Cornish coast where you will find good beaches and excellent surfing facilities together with some wonderful cliff side walks with views overlooking traditional Cornish coves.
There are many National Trust properties in the area including Lydford Gorge, Cotehele House and Quay, Lanhydrock House, Buckland Abbey, Saltram House and Castle Drogo.
Morwellham Quay is about 4 miles from Hele Farm and offers an intriguing insight into the bygone days of copper mining including a trip down the mine - well worth doing but wrap up warm as it can be chilly.
The city of Plymouth is about 15 miles away where you will find the usual wide range of large shops and amenities. The National Marine Aquarium is in Plymouth adjacent to the Barbican. A local train runs several times a day from nearby Gunnislake directly into Plymouth.
Tavistock offers good shopping facilities with many individual shops. The Pannier Market is well worth a visit as there is a wide variety of stalls with goods and crafts on sale. There are also good restaurants, pubs and take-aways in the area to suit all budgets and tastes. A cinema / theatre can be found at The Wharf together with a swimming pool at Meadowlands. Alongside the canal you will find a park with children's playgroundand putting greens. On the edge of the town bordering the moors is Tavistock Golf Course.
Dartmoor can be reached by car within 15 minutes where you can find plenty of walks and the chance to find the well hidden Dartmoor Letterboxes and enjoy unspoilt landscapes. Whilst out for the day don't forget to treat yourself to a Devon Cream Tea.
The Tamar Trails Centre nearby, provides a range if activities from tree surfing and High ropes activities to Canoeing and Geo-caching.
As we all know, the English weather can be fickle and the sun doesn't always shine (as it seems to in photographs!), fortunately there are plenty of things to do in the local area on a damp or soggy day.
A selection of leaflets and brochures are available at Hele Farm for the many different attractions in the area.
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