Devon - East - Exeter Horse Riding Travel Guide

East Devon is as stunning as it is unique; it boasts part of the Jurassic Coastline, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lots of top attractions as well as a whole host of memorable events throughout the year.

Our horse riding holiday is located in the coastal region East Devon, close to Exmouth.

 

Jurassic Coast

From Exmouth and running right up to Lyme Regis on the Devon-Dorset border, this part of the Jurassic Coast offers superb coastline and millions of years of fascinating history to be discovered. The designated World Heritage Site encapsulates 185 million years of the Earth’s history which can be explored. Why not go fossil hunting on one of the many beautiful beaches? Or perhaps if you have little ones, take them to Seaton Jurassic to get hands on with the exhibits and delve into the mesmerising past of dinosaurs.

 

Exe Estuary Trail

The Exe Estuary Trail is a newly constructed 26 mile long cycle route which runs around the Exe Estuary from Dawlish to Exmouth. The mainly flat cycle way is mostly traffic free and passes through beautiful towns, villages and of course the historical city of Exeter. Taking to two wheels along the cycle path is a great active way to explore the stunning Exe Estuary and all the other settlements along the way.

Top Attractions

Like much of the county, East Devon has a plethora of award-winning attractions for people of all ages to enjoy. From hot air balloon rides to extremely popular animal attractions, East Devon does not skimp out when it comes for things to do. Great days out can be had at Crealy, World of Country Life, The Donkey Sanctuary, Devon Country Pursuits and if you’re looking for interesting ways to explore the gorgeous region why not take to the skies with Aerosaurus Balloons or hop on Seaton Tramway for a ride. You will also not be short of galleries and museums to visit such as the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton.

Beaches

Scattered along the diverse coastline of East Devon are lots of pretty beaches, secluded coves and vast stretches of sand and shingle. Spend a day exploring the picturesque beach of Branscombe and the village surrounded by jaw-dropping countryside or head to Budleigh Salterton to take in the idyllic views around the mouth of the River Otter. Ladram Bay is also a popular sheltered pebble bay with staggering red sandstone cliffs and stacks that protrude from the ocean. Walking the South West Coast Path along this coastline is also anexceptional way to explore the quieter beaches and take in the towering cliff faces and magical spots.

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