Walks around Hatherleigh, Curtesy of Hatherleigh.net A Hatherleigh Trail aimed at the young.
Local walks take in breathtaking views of Dartmoor and gurgling brooks where otters can be seen. Fishing for trout and salmon could also be easily fitted into your agenda. The area is steeped in wildlife as seen on the BBC flagship programme Springwatch .
After a hard day relaxing you will a friendly welcome in the hostelries of this pleasant market town. The Tally Ho! offers a traditional bar serving real ales. The Bridge Inn offers good traditional food with a flair Both Inns offer good pub cooked food for that evening meal before a short stroll back to Pipers Cottage.
If you are lucky enough to be able to book the second weekend in November you will be in a prime position to watch one of the last fire festivals still in existence as the youth pull flaming tar barrels through the town at 5am!! The exercise is repeated at the more civilized hour of 7:30pm after the armada of colourful floats has been paraded through the town. A carnival not to be missed in November, p.s. Roger is on the committee.
In June there is a chess tournament, some times played in the rain! Regular events are held throughout the year so there is always something to do, see Hatherleigh.net , where all the latest new from Hatherleigh and area is regularly updated.
In April, on Lady Day, the Lord of the Manor holds court over her subjects. She has in recent times sent people to the stocks, for charity of course!
Links to local attractions within reasonable distance of Hatherleigh.
Rosemoor RHS gardens(20 mins drive)
The Famous Eden Project (45 mins drive)
Dartmoor (20 mins drive)
Exmoor (40mins drive)
North Devon Coast (45 mins drive)
The Big Sheep (45 mins drive)