Exploring the British Coastline with Pickwell Manor

So the UK summer of incredible weather and staycations has sure proven to be a fun one hey?! Have you been able to make the most of it? My husband and I have made a point of getting out and around the UK and it truly hasn’t disappointed. We can’t wait to head back to Devon next week. Here’s a little peak at what we got up to with Pickwell Manor last time we were down there on our active escape!

Staying at Pickwell Manor

If you’ve seen my instagram recently, you would have seen a super luxury shot of me in an outdoor bath! Well that’s at Pickwell Manor! YEP in the UK! If you are looking for a place to get away but still want to get outdoors and enjoy the incredible Devon coastline then look no further! From the minute we arrived at Pickwell Manor we felt completely spoilt and in love with the place. We stayed at Pickwell Manor for 2 nights in the Chapel and we can’t wait to go back again!

The trip to Pickwell Manor provided the perfect getaway as we could explore a ton of the Devon coastline! There’s so many places you can get adventuring and exploring in local towns too. If you’re feeling more active (which we generally do!) you can play tennis or take the beautiful trail run to the beach! Sand, sheep and fields – the perfect trail running formula (kindly mapped out in photos by Pickwell Manor) There’s also the Tarka Bike Trail nearby if you’re into your bikes! Baggy point is a great spot for rock climbing and Croyde the mecca of UK surf! What more could you ask for?! We particularly loved the views of the Putsborough Beach in the distance and the opportunity to meet the house bunnies, pigs and chickens.

We went paddle boarding with Active Escape (a sister company of Pickwell Manor) which was also super fun. We got the chance to SUP around the coves of Ilfracombe and it was a really special experience. They also offered coasteering too which we’ll definitely be back to try soon!

There’s something truly magical about being able to explore the seas and coves with just a paddleboard and the local nature as company! It was such a wonderful way to explore the Ilfracombe area and English coast, whilst keeping active.

Such a dreamy escape to our city life! A true slice of heaven! Have you ever been to Devon? It’s so beautiful! Definitely worth doing. If you go be sure to also check out the Sri Lankan on Barricane beach cafe, Woolacombe too, it’s incredible!

I hope this post has helped give you a little bit of UK wanderlust. Don’t forget some of the best months to go off are off season – September and October are known for being dreamy, so there’s no time like the present! Happy exploring!

Sending health and happiness,

Kim x


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