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Useful Links

Here are some links you may find interesting. If you discover any attractions not listed below and that you'd like to share with other Churchwood visitors, please let us know.

While we have listed a few local pubs and cafés, they are not recommendations, just suggestions, as everyone's views differ!

Out & about

South West Coastal Path Association
The South West Coast Path is the longest of the country's National Trails at 630 miles, or 1,105km. The South West Coast Path is one of the 'family' of National Trails and is well signposted and waymarked.

The South West Coastal Path Association website provides useful information about coastal path and the organisation itself.

Dartmoor National Park Association
Dartmoor National Park covers some 368 square miles, making it the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England. It has over 450 miles (730km) of public rights of way and lots of wonderful walking routes to suit all abilities. Dartmoor also boasts a variety of cycle routes, both on and off road, as well as offering great opportunities for climbing and canoeing.

Visit Plymouth
Although Churchwood is a haven of peace and tranquillity, the bustling harbour city of Plymouth is just a few miles along the coast. Find out what's on while you are in the area...

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) website is a useful reference point for all the birds you'll spot at Churchwood!

The Met Office
Check out the weather in Devon and surrounding areas so that you can plan your outings.

Local Attractions
Other pretty towns in the area worth a visit include: Dartmouth, Salcombe,
Padstowe, Fowey and Tavistock.

<Mount Batten ferry>Dartmoor Zoo
Dartmoor Zoo, subject of the Hollywood movie 'We Bought A Zoo' starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson is set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It's a family owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals including the widest variety of big cats in the south west of England.

<Mount Batten ferry> Mount Batten Ferry
Mount Batten Water Taxis offer a regular daily service between Mount Batten and the historic Barbican. To arrange a trip to an alternate route just telephone for availability. 01752 408590

<eden project logo> Eden
The Eden Project was built in a disused clay mine, transforming it into a rich, global garden where people can learn about nature and get inspiration about the world around them.

Now a world-famous attraction, the Eden Project does a lot more than just offer a memorable day out in Cornwall... check out their website to see what else they do.

<wembury bay riding school logo> Wembury Bay Riding School
A family run riding stables and livery yard right next to Churchwood, it offers riding throughout the year..

<Alltrax cycles>Alltrax Cycles
Alltrax has a fleet of mountain bikes for hire, individually or for group hire. Each bike is fully checked before it leaves the shop to ensure that your cycle-trip will go without a hitch.

<riverford>Riverford Farm Shop
Riverford Farm Shops - proudly providing real, local and organic food.

<pennywell>Pennywell Farm
Come and experience the Pennywell magic at this multi award winning Farm Activity Park... the biggest in the South West!


Woodlands Family Theme Park provides a whole day of variety for all ages. Incredible indoor centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo, Big Fun Farm, Falconry Centre and Wildlife Sanctuary


Paignton Zoo
With 3,000 animals, five different habitats and acres of activities, you're sure to have a great day out at Paignton Zoo..

National Trust properties
There's a range of lovely National Trust properties to visit in the area including Saltram House, Cotehele, Antony House,
Lanhydrock, Buckland Abbey and Castle Drogo. Details of all these properties can be found at:

Morwellham Quay
An award-winning World Heritage site, featuring historic port, copper mine, working Victorian farm, railway,
heavy horses and museums of costume andmining. About 20 miles away.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Park
Mount Edgcumbe House was first built in the 1500s and was restored after World War Two. It is jointly owned by
Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council and is one of the regions most popular historic tourist destinations.

Looe, Cornwall
The twin towns of East and West Looe face each other across a river and are joined by a bridge with seven arches dating from the early 19th century. With narrow streets and a medieval guildhall, now a delightful museum, and
the second largest fishing fleet in Cornwall Looe is also host to the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain.

<Devon Museums>Devon Museums
There's something for everyone in Devon museums and galleries, from steam trains to shipwrecks, farming to factories, boats to battles and local history to lace. This website list the many fascinating museums in the area.

<Dartmouth Steam Railway>Dartmouth Steam Railway
By steam train, boat and bus - great excursions, river cruises to many Devon locations and wonderful summer Jazz events.

Dartmoor Railway
The Dartmoor Railway runs from Mid-Devon to the edge of Dartmoor, providing car free access to the Dartmoor National Park for walkers and cyclists.

Plymouth University
Plymouth University's mission is to be 'the enterprise university', Plymouth is a dynamic and innovative place to work and study, transforming lives through education, world-class research and innovation on a global stage.

Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth College of Art - the next generation of thinkers and makers, redefining what you can expect from a modern art college. Passionate about all forms of art and design – from traditional crafts to digital media – we're a place to invent, experiment, and try things you've never tried before.

Food & Drink

The Odd Wheel Pub
<theoddwheel>Knighton Road, Wembury, Devon, PL9 0JD Tel: 01752 863052
A substantial, character village Inn, situated in the beautiful South Hams area of Devon close to Wembury beach - it's the nearest pub to Chrchwood.

The Mussel Inn
<the Mussle Inn>Renney Road, Down Thomas, Plymouth, Devon PL9 0AQ Tel: 01752 862238
The Mussel Inn, near Down Thomas, is steeped in local history with stories of rum running and contraband!

The Eddystone Inn
<the Eddystone Inn> Heybrook Drive, Heybrook Bay, Plymouth, Devon PL9 0BN Tel: 01752 862356
“The Eddy” Freehouse is located in the quiet coastal village of Heybrook Bay, just along the coast from Churchwood, towards Plymouth Plymouth.

River Yealm Pubs:

The Dolphin Inn
<thedolphinInn> The Dolphin Inn, Newton Ferrers is a free house overlooking the beautiful Newton Creek
- wonderful views and a seasonal, local menu.
- Good reviews on trip advisor


The Swan Inn <theswanInn>
Everything you’d expect from a South Hams village inn - twisting passages and hidden corners, low ceilings and old beams, log fires, good beer, wines and food and a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

The Ship, Noss Mayo
<theshipInn> A delightful, traditional waterside pub where you can enjoy local beers and fresh, home made food. The Ship Inn's location makes it a great walking destination and a yachtsman's port of call. Have a drink, sail or sit back, relax and enjoy the views and friendly hospitality.

Langdon Court Hotel
<Langdon Court Hotel> Just across the road from Churchwood is Langdon Court, an historic listed grade 2* manor house dating from the 16th Century.
Now a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant, the Hotel is set within its own grounds and formal gardens.


River Cottage
The latest River Cottage Canteen and Deli opened its doors in Plymouth's Royal William Yard at the end of 2011. Now building on its initial success in Axminster, River Cottage is recreating its unique food offering in a stunning waterside ex-Naval heritage building.

The Barbican Kitchen
<BarbicanKitchen> Housed in the world famous Plymouth Gin distillery, the Barbican Kitchen was established in 2006 by the Tanner Brothers, Chris and James. They aim to deliver fresh local food at a realistic price. The Barbican Kitchen takes full advantage of the superb larder available to us here in the Westcountry.

The Life Centre
<Life centre> Huge new activity centre with leisure pool, 50m swimming pool, sports hall, climbing wall, bowls centre, fitness suite, squash courts, café and much more. You might even catch a glimpse of the Olympic medal winner Tom Daley if you are very lucky.