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 boyfriend and I had stayed at the Hoops Inn on a groupon voucher for two nights last weekend and it was lovely. Very friendly staff, cosy room and in a beautiful setting. We had dinner there both evenings and the food was amazing, it was some of the best vegetarian food I have ever had and my boyfriend really enjoyed the mussels. They offer a great selection of dishes so is was quote hard to choose and the puddings, well all I can say is yummy. Also the breakfast selection is great. Wished we had stayed longer and would certainly go back. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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