There is much to do both at as well around Lympstone Manor and active visitors will find plenty to keep you busy.
Lympstone Manor has a tennis court, croquet lawn and outdoor heated swimming pool and for the wine lovers amongst us, why not take part in one of our weekly vineyard tours or tutored wine tastings.
The Exe Estuary Trail is a cycle path that virtually passes through our grounds, linking Lympstone Manor with Exmouth to the south and Topsham to the north. The latter is a popular and historic town with a charter that dates back to 1300. Take one of the hotel bikes complimentary or hire from one of the local hubs.
A HISTORIC LANDSCAPE
Explore the famous coastal path on foot along the Jurassic Coast or discover Dartmoor National Park where the wild ponies roam its craggy landscape, defined by forests, rivers, wetlands and tors (rock formations). Trails wind through valleys with Neolithic tombs, Bronze Age stone circles and abandoned medieval farmhouses. Our local guides are available both on foot and driven.
As a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), the Exe estuary extends 10km south from Exeter to the open sea at Dawlish Warren. This unique habitat is made up of river and tidal estuary waters, foreshore, low-lying land, saltmarshes, mudflats, and the rare and unusual double spit across the mouth of the estuary (visible at low tide) and the sand dunes of Dawlish Warren. This complex of coastal habitats supports internationally important numbers of wintering and migratory waterbirds and bird lovers travel from across the UK as well as internationally to observe and photograph.
ON THE WATER
Located on the Exe estuary with Lyme Bay just beyond the mouth of the river, water-based activity is at the heart of exploring the area. From paddleboarding and kayaking (both for hire or tutored excursions) to water-skiing across the estuary, and from the exhilaration of kite surfing to the thrill of deep sea-fishing. There are boat cruises that explore both the coast as well as the Exe estuary, or else you could charter your own rib.
Take a guided hack along Woodbury Common, the rugged heathland that sits behind Lympstone Manor, a great day out for all the family.