Devon adrenaline activities

D evon is famous for its restful rolling countryside and quaint fishing villages, but there’s another side to the county that attracts thrill-seekers in search of their next adrenaline rush.

Find your next adventure in stunning Devon.

Here are some of the most hair-raising activities you can brave, from extreme coasteering to high-speed roller coasters.

 

ROCK SOLID COASTEERING, TOTNES

If you’re feeling particularly plucky, challenge yourself with a day out to remember with Rock Solid Coasteering. The exhilarating courses here promise to give you the confidence to do things you may have thought were impossible. That includes the likes of cliff jumping, climbing, and navigating spooky sea caves. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

The Royal Seven Stars is well-positioned in Totnes for access to all that South Devon has to offer and nestles beside the River Dart. It’s just the place for kicking back and reflecting on an action-packed day.

 

CREALY THEME PARK AND RESORT, EXETER

Adventurous family fun awaits at Crealy. This popular attraction sits within 100 acres of countryside that’s just minutes from Exeter city centre. There are more than 60 rides to take on here, both indoor and outdoor. Highlights include The Twister, a roller coaster with 310 metres of twisting track; the Vortex Watercoaster, featuring three stomach-churning slides; and the Maximus Rollercoaster, which pays homage to Exeter’s Roman heritage.

For a post-theme park treat, visit Samuel Jones in the heart of the city. This stylish and quirky pub serves a scrumptious steakhouse menu that’s bursting with steaks, chops, and bistro classics.

 

ADVENTURE SOUTH, SALCOMBE

Experience the picturesque scenery of South Devon by pushing yourself with a series of adrenaline-pumping activities. Adventure South hosts an exciting range of courses across land and sea to suit all ages, abilities, and group sizes. Whether it’s climbing in Dartmoor or coasteering off Salcombe, you’re sure to find something that will tempt you out of your comfort zone.

Once you’ve settled after your escapades, relax with a drink and a bite to eat at the Victoria Inn. This award-winning pub lies moments from the banks of the estuary and is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and sumptuous menu.

 

WOODLANDS FAMILY THEME PARK, EXETER

Totnes is home to Devon’s largest family theme park. As you arrive at Woodlands Family Theme Park, you’ll be able to spot Vertigo straight away – a tall, red, and appropriately named vertical drop ride that will shoot you towards the sky while spinning, before sending you hurtling back down again. Across the park’s 100 acres, visitors can enjoy 11 play zones packed with rides and attractions.

For an altogether different pace, indulge in a drink and a bite to eat at the Mill on the Exe. Settle down beside the soothing waterside gardens that border the Blackaller Weir. Despite being a short stroll from the city centre, this charming pub feels worlds apart.

 

GO APE, HALDON FOREST

Find out if you really have a head for heights at Go Ape in Haldon Forest, near Exeter. Thrill-seekers of all ages can test their nerve by venturing across treetop rope bridges and flying along zip wires that carve through the woods. There are courses to suit all ages and abilities, making it a hit with families, friends, and couples alike.

Rather than refuelling with a meal in the city afterwards, why not venture a little further south to Paignton? The Harbour Light is perfectly perched overlooking the harbour and serves a tasty menu of pub classics to suit all palates.

Action-packed retreats

Drift away in plush pillows after a day packed full of adventure in Devon.