Myths, Legends, Ponies and Folk-Law - intrigued? Then keep reading… Dartmoor is 954 square kilometres of stunning National Park, unusual rugged terrain, lots of unanswered questions and some of the cleanest air in the country. In this article you’ll find 5 of our must-visit spots to explore on foot.

Exploring the area

Westdown Farm occupies an enviable location, in between the historic market town of Hatherleigh and the larger town and northern gateway to Dartmoor, Okehampton. Both towns have an awful lot going for them but we’ve summarised why we think they’re great here.

It’s time to get excited, West Devon has a lot to offer! We might be a little biassed, but we think that Westdown Farm has one of the best locations for families of explorers in the whole of the Southwest. We’re 20 minutes from the North Coast, and less than 10 minutes from the Dartmoor National Park, whether you’re looking for a theme park, a beach, a wild and windy tor to climb, or a horse to jump on the back of - you’ll find it all within easy reach of our idyllic slice of Devon.

Rivers, beaches, tors and woodland - if you fancy packing up a picnic you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding an idyllic spot. West Devon and North Cornwall aren’t designated as areas of outstanding natural beauty for no reason! In this article, we’ve compiled a list our favourite spots to enjoy a bite to eat in the great outdoors.

Enjoy a delicious handmade pizza cooked in a wood fired oven from the Exe Valley pizza company van. Available to order to from the take away van every Wednesday from the Hatherleigh Community Centre car park between 5-8pm.

From pub grub to fine dining, from beach shacks to cosy cafes, we’re here to tell you about the best in the West! Being a stone’s throw from the coast and nestled in the epicentre of Ruby Country, it’s no surprise that Devon offers some of the best food produce in the country. In this article, we’ll talk a little bit about our favourite foodie destinations!

Here at Westdown Farm, we don’t let a damp day dampen our spirits - and here’s why! Although famed for the great outdoors, there are plenty of fantastic destinations which will keep you dry and out of the rain. Devon and Cornwall are blessed with some amazing indoor attractions which we hope you’ll love as much as we do!