Things to do

From local attractions to outdoor activities and day trips, our central location in mid-Devon puts you in easy reach of hundreds of things to do for guests of all ages


The Middle of Nowhere - In the Heart of Devon

The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel enjoys a secluded location in the Devon countryside, ideal for quiet and relaxation. But we’re just minutes from local amenities and a short drive to a wealth of activities and attractions as well as local villages, towns and cities.

Centrally located between Exmoor and Dartmoor, the villages of Chulmleigh to the north and Lapford to the south are about 5 minutes drive for easy access to petrol and convenience shops and post offices. We have the small towns of South Molton and Crediton half an hour away and Exeter, Tiverton, Barnstaple and the North Devon Coast about 45 minutes from the hotel.

We’ve created a unique Guest Information Portal for guests and prospective guests detailing the many things to do in the local area that will keep you busy exploring beautiful Devon in any season and for years to come.  


Fly Fishing

For more than 100 years, The Fox & Hounds has been a destination for anglers. While the river may not see see the same runs of salmon that first made it so famous, it remains popular for its wild brown trout in natural waters and for the opportunity for sea trout and salmon. For details of our beats, recommended equipment and flies please see our hotel fly fishing page and explore the nearby opportunities for coarse and fly fishing.


Outdoor Activities

Devon offers some of the most diverse and beautiful countryside in the country and there are many ways to enjoy it. Visit the Outdoor Activities section of  Guest Information Portal for details of local walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, fishing and clay pigeon shooting.



From stately homes to botanical gardens and unique attractions like the water-powered Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Devon offers something for all interests, within easy reach of the hotel. Discover some of the many destinations to explore on our Attractions page.

Family Activities

From walking alpacas to racing go karts, throwing clay pottery to axe throwing, nearby activities for the whole families of all ages and interests are just a short drive from the hotel. We’ve got a great list of starting points for Family Activities on our Guest Portal.


Days Out

Exeter and Barnstaple are just 40 minutes from the hotel and offer a wide range of entertainment. Both can both be reached by train on the Tarka Line, which leaves on the hour and is just a two or three minute walk away at Eggesford Station. For a really special day out, catch a boat to see the puffins at Lundy Island or explore 30 acres of botanical wonder at the famous Eden Project.