The days may be short at the moment but you can still enjoy the best of the winter season – from wrapping up and taking long frosty walks in the middle of the countryside to venturing through forests or along river banks. And what better way to follow this than by cosy evenings warming up by the fire in a traditional country pub? If you’re stuck for things to do in Chudleigh this winter to escape the winter blues, here are a few ideas!
Put your wellies on and go for a walk
Located at the end of the Teign Valley, near the Haldon Hills, the small town of Chudleigh has numerous narrow lanes and passageways between quaint old cottages, perfect for country walks and wanderings. Visiting Decoy Country Park in a pair of wellies is one of our favourite things to do in Chudleigh too. Formerly a clay quarry, it now supports a wealth of wildlife. The main habitats found here include wet and heathy woodland, ponds, streams and fen.
Three miles west of the town is Canonteign Falls – the highest waterfall in England and a natural hillside gorge. If you’re looking for something a bit different and more on the strenuous side, try the stunning walk that takes you through some of the best countryside around the Chudleigh area, the Templer Way. This 18 mile walking route runs from Haytor on Dartmoor along the Teign Estuary. Part of the route is only accessible within two hours of low 1de, so check the 1de timetable before setting off.
River Exe Estuary
Just 10 minutes away from Chudleigh is the historic city of Exeter where the River Exe Estuary lies. During winter you’ll still find it bursting with life. Why not take a guided bird watching cruise along this site of special scientific interest and find out what makes the mudflats as rich as a rainforest?
Snuggle up in a warm country pub!
As you can see, there are many things to do in Chudleigh and nearby at this time of year to keep you from feeling blue! It’s the perfect place to enjoy the best of the Devon countryside during the beauty of winter. But just in case it really is too cold to venture outside, where’s best to huddle up by the fire in Chudleigh? The Phoenix! It’s the ideal place to warm up, pop in for breakfast, catch up over coffee and cake or even dine. The Highwayman’s Haunt is also a picturesque medieval inn offering good food and drink in a stylish yet traditional setting. Nestled in the heart of the countryside, you can curl up by the fire, enjoy a pint at the bar or relax with friends. It’s easy to get cozy in one of their little nooks… So enjoy!
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