Torquay has some of the most beautiful nature reserves in the UK. Every tourist that has the chance, needs to visit at least one of these mesmerizing nature attractions.
WeFerry/Fun Fish Trips
If you enjoy relaxing boat trips, fishing trips, ferries, round robins and sunset cruises then this is the place for you! WeFerry offers short wildlife “sea-faris” to give you, your family and friends the opportunity to see the amazing sea-life of Torquay. This is the perfect place to expand your knowledge on sea-life and to wind down and let the waves carry your stress away. Once you are done with your activities for the day, you can then indulge in some of the freshest fish and chips Torquay has to offer.
Cockington Village and Country Club
Cockington Village and Country Club is an English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Key Site. Cockington is an English village with Saxon origins which attracts thousands of visitors each year. Cockington Country Park is a beautiful combination of garden landscapes, open parkland, rural countryside and substantial woodland. It is situated amongst a 450 acre park, three lakes, a historic Manor House with a craft centre and studios and a church. The animals and wildlife that live within the bounds of this area are breathtaking.
You can expect to see anything from various species of birds, squirrels and plenty other little critters. Cockington Country Park has received the prestigious Keep Britain Tidy, Green Flag Award, an accolade which it has retained 25 times since its launch, one of only 5 sites in the whole of the UK to do so. The Green Flag Award is given for high environmental standards, being beautifully maintained and having excellent visitor facilities. All of the facilities at this beautiful place can be explored both on foot or by bicycle.
Manscombe Woods are the woodlands next to Cockington Country Park. You can start walking at the idyllic Cockington village with traditional thatched roofs and horse drawn carriages. You can also explore the Cockington Estate with massive, groomed gardens, walk around the three lakes surrounded by exotic plants or head into the Manscombe Woods to get back to nature and adventure around the woods, spotting the most beautiful creatures. After a long walk head over to The Drum Inn, which is a traditional country pub with a magnificent log fire and a variety of refreshments