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The Best Adventurous Things to Do Near Slapton and Torcross

Looking for adventure ideas around Slapton and Torcross?  Whatever the weather, there are heaps of activities to try.  Whether you fancy sampling some local wine, learning about wildlife, having a go at fishing, or getting out on the water, there is something that will please the whole group.  Keep reading to find out our recommendations.

African Queen Sea Fishing

Offering a variety of different trips from evenings to all week adventures, African Queen Sea Fishing is one to try out for a unique Devon experience.  Look out for the dolphins and seals as you explore the coastline from the water.  Join an existing group trip or hire out the boat for your group.  Catch some delicious fish to take home with you to cook in one of our stunning properties.

Calancombe Estate

Calancombe Estate finds itself located in the stunning South Devon countryside, near Modbury.  It aims to produce the finest quality wine.  Book a self-guided or in-depth guided tour of the winery to learn how they make it and have a taste of their delicious produce.  Pack a picnic, pick your favourite wines, explore the vineyard, and pick a spot to sit for some lunch with a delicious glass of wine.  Or book in for lunch or an afternoon tea at the Cellar Door.  They also have an in-house gin school, where you can take distillery master classes.  Learn how they make their famous gin and make your own to take home.

Coasteering (with Adventure South)

If you are looking for an adventure, this is an activity for you.  Jumping from cliffs and ledges, wild swimming through swells and channels, this is a unique way to explore the South Devon coastline.  Adventure South provides amazing experiences for anyone age six and up.  They run experiences in two locations – Gara Rock and Salcombe – depending on the level of adrenaline you are looking for.  All equipment is provided, with their days out running from March to November.  Book online today to explore glorious sandy coves and rocky cliffs in an unforgettable way.

Dartmouth Golf and Country Club

If you are after more relaxing adventure ideas around Slapton and Torcross for Your Devon Escape, then this golf and country club is the place for you.  Book a tee time or relax in the lovely spa.  Enjoy the sunshine whilst hitting a few golf balls with your friends or family or take some R&R at the spa on a rainy day.  Chill by the pool or in the sauna, and book yourself in for a lovely massage.

Fizz Boat

Take a day trip with your group on the wonderful fizz boat.  It is a private boat hire run by locals.  Ask them questions and for recommendations as you sip on your bubbles and admire the view.  Explore the river as you wish without the hassle of having to plan a route or drive yourself!  It is a lovely way to take in the countryside and water in luxury.

HQ Escape Room

Looking for indoor adventure ideas around Slapton and Torcross?  Hidden in Dartmouth, this escape room is a favoured activity by residents, tourists, and local businesses.  Find the clues and crack the code with this puzzle solving activity.  A perfect morning, afternoon, or evening activity.  Work as a team to escape within the hour.  Sounds easy right, but are you up for the task?


Enjoy a guided trip from one of the highly experienced guides.  Want to learn more?  Take part in one of the many courses they have on offer, from very beginner to highly skilled.  For all ages and abilities to enjoy the River Dart and beyond from a different angle. If you are staying in one of our properties, enjoy a day out with Sea Kayak Devon at a discounted rate through our Visitor’s Club.

Olive Pots

Book a pottery workshop in Dartmouth’s Market Square and embrace your creative side!  Spend a couple of hours learning how to make a unique holiday momentum and spend time browsing the array of stunning handcrafted pieces Olivia has on display.  Holding small group sessions, enjoy a private workshop to learn some of the arts of pottery.


Paddleboarding lessons and hire available from the Paddle Shack located on Coronation Park in Dartmouth.  A unique way to explore the River Dart.  An option for all ages and skill levels, with guides on hand to help.  Hop on a board and paddle down the river like a true local.  Pre-booking is essential. Or, the summer months, head to Blackpool Sands where you can hire paddleboards and kayaks to take out in the beach’s bay.

Slapton Ley Field Centre

Slapton Field Centre is located on the Start Bay coast, surrounded by the two hundred and ten hectares of the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve.  They offer various courses throughout the year for all ages and educational activities for children.  If you fancy learning more about local wildlife, taking a photography or drawing class, or learning about conservation check out their website.

For more ideas for what to do on Your Devon Escape, why not check out our journal for recommendations.  Or make us all jealous by sharing your adventures with #yourdevonescape. Tag us on Facebook @YourDevonEscape, on Instagram @your_devon_escape or TikTok @yourdevonescapeltd

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