Bill and Veronica Parry
Barleycorn House Shillingford,
EX16 9AZ.

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Things To Do Near Tiverton and Exmoor

Days Out, Attractions and Things to Do in Devon and Somerset

Image of Devon in the sand

There are many attractions and places of interest accessible from Barleycorn House, ranging from the beautiful Exmoor countryside to picturesque local villages. Activities available nearby include angling, shooting, horse riding and cycling. Details of these and others can be found below:

List of year-round activities

Exmoor National Park with its beautiful scenery

Places to note: Tarr Steps, Withypool and Dunkery Beacon. There are also dramatic views along the road across the moor on the way to the beaches of Woolacombe and Minehead.

Picturesque Villages

Including Bampton, Dulverton, Dunster, Exford, Wiveliscombe and Bickleigh.

Lakes and Reserviors

Wimbleball Lake with its Angling and Water Sports Centre - Offering trout angling, sailing, windsurfing, rowing, kayaking and a boat hiring facilitity.

Clatworthy Reservoir - Offering rainbow and brown trout angling and walking.


Including Dunster and Minehead.

Devon and Somerset Towns

Including Tiverton, Taunton, Barnstaple, Exeter and Bridgwater.

The Grand Western Canal and Country Park (including walks along the disused railway line between Bampton and Tiverton)

Local Fishing and Angling

Venues include:

Four Ponds, Shillingford (within walking distance) - carp and coarse fishing

Wimbleball Lake – trout angling

Clatworthy Reservoir – rainbow and brown trout

Exebridge Exe Valley Fishery – fly fishing for trout

Oaktree Fishery - coarse fishing

Stafford Moor - a range of lakes and fish

Blakewell Fishery - water gardens and trout fishing in North Devon.


There are many places to walk – the owners of Barleycorn House are keen walkers, so please ask them for ideas of where to go. Popular walks include:

Exmoor National Park

The Two Moors Trail

Wimbleball Lake

Clatworthy Reservoir (NB: no dogs)

Haddon Hill

Horse Riding

Outovercott Riding Stable

West Anstey Farm Stables


There are several planned routes around the area, as well as quiet country lanes. Information can be found on the Devon and Somerset County Council websites.

Golf Courses and Driving Ranges

Chumleigh Golf Course

Tiverton Golf Club

Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club

Taunton Vale Golf Club

Hartland Forest Golf Club

Tiverton Parkway Driving Range

Castles, Houses and Mazes

Knightshayes Court

Dunster Castle

Tiverton Castle

Bickleigh Castle


Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Devon’s Country Living Centre

Cobbaton Court Combat Collection

North Somerset Museum

Preserved Railways

West Somerset Railway

Tiverton Museum - which features the last locomotive into Tiverton before the line was closed in 1965

The Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Wildlife Centres and Zoos

Exmoor Zoo

The Big Sheep

Exmoor Falconry and Farm

Quince Honey Farm

Theme Parks and Activites

Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park

Diggerland Adventure Park

You can find more things to do at Enjoy England's Days Out database .

Exmoor Pony

Enjoy England 4 Star Logo for Barleycorn House

Barelycorn House is a family-run bed and breakfast located in Shillingford. The B&B is rated 4 stars by the tourist board, and an Exmoor Tourist Association member.

Exmoor Tourist Association Memeber

Shillingford is in the beautiful Exe Valley, just to the south of Exmoor and the north coast of Devon and Somerset.

The area is ideal for outdoor activities including walking, horse riding and angling, as well as visiting the picturesque villages and towns in the surrounding countryside.

Well-behaved dogs are always welcome.

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