Golf – There are many excellent golf courses within easy drive of the hotel. We have special arrangements for guests at two of these courses; the closest is 6 miles away at Trethorne, near Launceston. They have one 9 hole course and one 18 hole course with splendid views over Cornwall. The other is St. Mellion Golf and Country Club, approximately half hours drive from the hotel. They have two excellent 18 hole courses, the Old Course and the internationally famous Championship Course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Horse riding - The Arundell Arms is in the middle of some excellent riding country.
St. Leonards Equitation Centre – two miles from the hotel offers skilled instruction for both children and adults and also organises riding through the lovely Tamar Valley. Further away there are several good stables offering trekking over Dartmoor.
Cycle Paths – The Tarka Trail, over 180 miles in length takes a looping route through North and Mid Devon; from the rugged Atlantic Coast, the estuaries of the two rivers Taw and Torridge through rural Devon Countryside onto the northern Slopes of Dartmoor. Alternatively the Camel Trail follows the line of a disused railway, running along the beautiful Camel Estuary from Padstow, the 6 miles to Wadebridge, and on, for the more adventurous through Bodmin and yet on again to the western edge of Bodmin Moor, the rugged heart of Cornwall.
Watersports – Roadford Lake lies on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston approximately 7 miles from The Arundell Arms. With over 730 acres of water there is skilled instruction for children and adults on sailing, rowing, kayaking and windsurfing.
Surfing – The North Cornwall coast offers a range of surfing opportunities from the beaches at Bude, which are mainly west facing sandy beaches such as Widemouth Bay. Or you can try the North Coast and the ‘home of British surfing’ in Newquay with Fistral beach being home to the legendary big wave spot, The Cribbar.
Bird Watching – From rugged coastal cliffs and moorland to rolling farmland and muddy estuaries, the South West offers some of the best opportunities to watch birds in the country. For example you can witness the Spectacled Warbler on Dartmoor, visit the Plym Estuary for Gulls or explore Lundy Island for the chance to watch a variety of rare species.
Tree Surfing - Tree surfing is an adrenaline-pumping, heart thumping bird’s-eye experience. This incredible treetop eco-trail transports you to the truly awesome canopy of one of Britain’s most prized woodlands. Test your limits, and get on a natural high. www.treesurfers.co.uk
Fishing – The hotel has its own fishing on 20 miles of rivers – the Tamar, Lyd, Thrushel, Carey, Ottery and Wolf – which provide an infinite variety of fly fishing for our guests.
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