Local Area

Take a look at the things to do in and around East Devon.

Stockland Village

Rower Fort is set on a hill looking over Stockland, a pretty village with a church, village hall which holds frequent events, fairs etc , and a cricket ground, all set in a village with thatched cottages in rolling countryside.


Rower Fort is only 8 miles from Honiton, famous for lace and antiques, the traditional high street is buzzing with independent shops, tea shops and markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays. With a mainline railway station linking London Waterloo to Exeter, its handy for accessing Rower Fort, if you are not travelling by car.


Axminster is a small market town, 9 miles from Rower Fort. Built on a hill overlooking the River Axe which leads to the sea at Axmouth. Famous for the Axminster Carpet, now maufactured around the world. Worth a trip to the TV fame River Cottage, and pretty centre Church. Well connected with a mainline train running from London Waterloo to Exeter.


Exeter, the capital city of Devon, is 16 miles from Rower Fort.


Branscombe is a village in the East Devon that’s well worth a visit.

The village straggles along narrow roads down steep-sided valleys, with a stroll to a shingle beach, Branscombe Mouth, which forms part of the Jurassic Coast.

To either side of the beach, the coast rises steeply to cliffs, which are in the ownership of the National Trust. It is a popular point for starting walks on the South West Coast Path; it is a short walk eastwards to Beer (with two alternative routes, one at the top of the cliffs and the other ascending the cliffs via the interesting Hooken Landslip area (also called the Undercliff) and a longer walk westwards towards Sidmouth. ¬†Start or finish with a pub lunch at The Mason’s Arms!

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is an historic unspoiled seaside resort and fishing port on the world famous Cobb harbour. Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside, the area has now been awarded World Heritage Site Status; famous for its geology and fossil finds.


Whether it’s having fun on the beach or taking the air, Sidmouth appeals to all ages. At low tide the pebbly beach reveals golden sands – perfect for the kids to build sandcastles or to find shrimps and other sea creatures in the rock pools.


The village of Beer is in south-east Devon, England, on Lyme Bay. It is situated on the 95-mile long Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site and its picturesque cliffs, including Beer Head, form part of the South West Coast Path.

The name is not derived from the drink but from the old Anglo-Saxon word “bearu” (“grove”), referring to the original forestation that surrounded the town.