Walking

Walking in and around the Hoops Inn is really delightful, there are many walks that combine great views of the cliffs along the coast of Bideford Bay, bluebell woods, burbling streams, a cliff-top walk through ancient Oak woods, two different visits to the sea shore, no main roads, and all of it in unspoilt countryside.

Tarka Trail

Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to walkers and cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon. Passing through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel 'Tarka the Otter' first published in 1927.

There are many valuable wildlife habitats along the route including estuary mud flats and salt marshes, oak woodland, hazel coppice, hedges, ponds, streams, ditches and meadows.

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"My wife and I stayed two nights in room 8, lovely room with a comfortable bed and all the space you'd need for a couple of nights. Ate in the bar on our first night and the whitebait and lasagna were good. Ate in the restaurant on the second night and the food was sublime, starters of mussels for me and sea trout for my wife, my pork belly was wonderful and my wife had the duck, which was equally as good. Iced peanut butter parfait rounded off whilst i had the cheeseboard. Along with breakfast the food could not be faulted. Staff were friendly and attentive. Altogether, hoops inn is thoroughly recommended. " Nov 2012

- via Tripadvisor