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Dartmoor and South Devon

Outdoor Adventure and Activity Providers

We have tried to list as many outdoor adventure and activity providers as possible, offering activities like – guided walking, cycling / cycle hire, mountain biking, abseiling, caving, climbing, hang gliding, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, scrambling, mountaineering, windsurfing, navigation, fishing and have added spa treatments to relax with afterwards

– we make no endorsements or recommendations, the information is provided on a best endeavours basis, we suggest you check that CRB checks and insurance are in place along with qualifications etc before booking any activity.

On this page (click to see) – Walking, Cycling, Multi Activity, Activity Holidays, Other Activities, Horse Riding, Fishing

Walking – Escorted / Group Walking

Dartmoor Llama Walks – are offering a range of guided Dartmoor walks, no need to worry about carrying rucksacks and waterproofs or even your picnic lunch as our experienced trekking llamas will carry this for you.

Hillwise – private guided walks, and run navigation workshops and NNAS bronze silver and gold award courses, D of E and wild camping skills etc.

Love Dartmoor – Female groups, Group Fitness training, Personal training and Nordic Walking… extensive experience in leading groups of various size, age and ability… tailor walks to suit respective needs

Moorland Guides – You can find walks based on date, location, skill level or by your favourite guide

Tour by Tor can provide guided walks on both Dartmoor National Park and Bodmn Moor for coach parties and all interested groups.

Cycling / Cycle Hire / Mountain Biking

Abbotshood Cycle Hire – Halberton nr Tiverton

Adventure Okehampton Cycle Hire (YHA) – Okehampton

Bikus – St Johns Lane, Bovey Tracey (no website found)

Darts Farm – Topsham

Devon by Bike – cycling holidays in Devon and also provide transport for cyclists and their bikes – Dawlish

Devon Cycle Hire – Hire (inc electric bikes) and sales – Okehampton

Devon Cycle Tours – Fully-guided tours around Devon

Dartmoor Electric Bicycles – Half or full day circular guided tours

Evolve Mtb – Professional Mountain Bike Guiding & Coaching in Devon

Explore – cycle hire – Exeter

Gawton Gravity Hub

Hot Pursuit Cycles – Hire and sales – Totnes & Kingsteignton

Let’s Go Biking – self-guided cycling tour with luggage transfer – North Tawton

Route 2 Café Bar and Cycle Hire – Topsham – bicycles available for hire, including tandems, tricycles, children’s bikes, and a variety of adult bikes – Topsham

The Chain Gang Cycle Tours


The Trading Post in Kingsbridge offer cycle repairs and servicing see facebook.com/thetradingpost

Multi Activity / Team Building

Adelong Outdoor Education – Group adventure days, activity days, women’s adventure holidays and family adventures – Brixham

CRS Adventures – Outdoor Activity Centre based in the River Dart Country Park in Ashburton

Dart Rock Climbing Centre – indoor and outdoor rock climbing activities – Buckfastleigh

Dynamic Adventures – for all ages from beginner to advance; for families, groups and individuals- Dartington

Spirit of Adventure – wide range of adventure and activity holidays, courses and training – Powder Mills, Postbridge

Ibex Outdoor – offers quality instruction and coaching for individuals, groups and families – Tavistock

Isca Outdoor – a wide range of adventure activities and courses for groups of all ages and abilities

Liberty Trails – provide accomplished riders and their horses with riding across Dartmoor – Middlemoor

Quay Climbing Centre –  the South West’s largest, dedicated indoor climbing wall – Exeter

The Rock Centre – Rock climbing, Abseling, Caving in Devon – Chudleigh

Essential Adventure – residential or non-residential outdoor activities and adventure courses – Kingsbridge

Activity Holidays

Adventure Okehampton – for individuals, families and groups.  Full Board, comfortable accommodation, over 20 different activities suitable for all ages.

Other Activities

Airtopia Ballooning – Balloon flights over Dartmoor / South Hams – Langford Barton, Ugborough

Aquanauts Dive Centre – “Taking a dive course or learning to dive in Plymouth has never been easier”. – Plymouth

Clip ‘n Climb – “Challenge yourself, challenge your friends at Europe’s first Clip ‘n Climb” – Exeter

Dartmoor Driving – “teaching carriage driving to people at all levels” – Ashburton

Dartmoor Gliding Society – “we welcome visitors of all ages and abilities from absolute beginners to world champions” Brentor, Tavistock

Dartmoor Hawking – “Our aim is to share the wonders of birds of prey and falconry with all our clients” – North Bovey, Moretonhampstead

Dartmoor Safaris – Tours for groups up to eight persons – Plymouth

Devon Windsurf & Canoe Centre – “learn the basics of windsurfing and canoeing and stand up paddleboarding” – Dawlish

Discovery Divers – “We at Discovery Divers, provide a friendly, professional service with extensive knowledge of all local dive sites”. – Plymouth

Discovery Surf School – “Discovery Surf School provides professional coaching for all ages and levels, with an emphasis on safe, high quality tuition in small groups”. – Bigbury-on-Sea

Dragon Archery Centre – All weather Archery attraction – Holsworthy

The Picnic Boat – Dartmouth

Tree Surfers – “Tree surfing is an adrenaline-pumping, heart-thumping bird’s eye experience” – Tavistock

Mount Batten Watersports & Activities Centre – “one of the foremost Outdoor Education centres in the South West” – Plymouth

SeaSports Southwest – “Laser Picos, a Dart 16, laser Bahia. Windsurfers (for both advanced and beginners), sit-on-top kayaks, Sea Kayaks” – Teignmouth

Torquay Wind and Surf Centre – (Torquay Kitesurfing, Kitebuggying and SUP School) – Torquay

Wilderness Guide – Dartmoor bushcraft, survival, wilderness guide and instructor.

Horse Riding

Babeny Stables – “rides are tailored to meet the needs of clients with little or no experience” – Newton Abbot

Cholwell Riding Stables – ” providing escorted rides and riding lessons on Dartmoor for nearly forty years”. – Tavistock

Shilstone Rocks Stud & Dartmoor Riding Centre – “Complete beginners and families welcome Faster rides for the more experienced” – Widecombe-in-the-Moor

Tor Royal Stables (+ B&B) “We will do our best to match you to a horse to suit your ability” – Princetown


Horse Riding on Dartmoor: a Guide


Avon Dam Reservoir – Natural Trout fishing

Burrator Reservoir – Trout Fly fishing

Fernworthy Reservoir – Natural Brown Trout

Kennick Reservoir – Rainbow Trout –

Meldon Reservoir – Brown Trout –

Trenchford Reservoir – Pike fishing –

Venford Reservoir – Spinning, fly and bait fishing –

Week Farm – Coarse fishing – Carp, Rudd, Tench & Bream

Dartmoor fishing permits – also see www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk

Dart Angling Association – Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout fishing on some 9 miles of the river Dart in Devon

Tavy Walkham & Plym Fishing Club – Plym, Meavy, Walkham and Tavy Permits

Upper Teign Fishing Association – Upper Reaches of the River Teign in the Dartmoor National Park

Crediton Fly Fishing Club – small-stream “fly only” fishing club based in Crediton

Dartmoor School of Fly Fishing – tuition and guiding on Dartmoor for beginners to advanced

The Devon Flyfisher – Fly fishing tuition and guiding in the heart of Devon with Richard Jackson