Health & Fitness in North Devon

For some of you, the idea of health and fitness means nothing more than getting a few spa treatments and resting up somewhere calm and comfortable. There are a number of facilities across North Devon offering a whole range of treatments from something as simple as getting your nails done to a full aromatherapy session, so whatever makes you feel good is right at your fingertips.

North Devon’s rural tranquillity makes it the perfect place to get away from it all and relax in picturesque surroundings and as many of the local hotels and holiday parks offer excellent spa facilities, so there are plenty of opportunities for indulgence and relaxation.

You’ll find the majority of North Devon’s spas in hotel complexes, but don’t worry, these are open for non-hotel guests to use too and are perfect for friendship groups coming in to enjoy treatments together. So, whether you need a getaway with your friends to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life or you’re planning a stag/hen weekend, you’ll find a whole host of spas at your disposal.

Less relaxation, more heart pumping…

If you’re someone who likes to keep in shape whether you’re at home or away and want to get your heart pumping during your stay in North Devon, many of the hotels and holiday parks have well equipped private gyms available to guests.  

Or alternatively you might be someone who sees TLC as being out in the open breathing in fresh air. If so, you can get active in the great outdoors by using the South West Coast Path or the other coastal paths in North Devon as these have some challenging sections and some gentle parts. One option is Great Hangman, the highest sea cliff in England and is sure to increase your heart rate both due to the steep incline and the stellar views.

Wake yourself up with a swim

If you’re someone that likes to get their hearts racing and really feel like they’ve worked out without breaking a sweat, why not refresh yourself with a swim? In North Devon you have some of the best conditions for wild swimming in the UK. If that sounds like it might be a bit too bracing, take advantage of the many leisure facilities that are on offer at hotels and holiday parks. There are also a number of activity centres with swimming sessions available for different abilities.

Or bring or hire a bike and challenge yourself to cycle across Exmoor - recognised as one of the best and most challenging off road cycling destinations in the UK. Find out more about cycling opportunities here. Take a look at our things to do page for a full list of activities that you can get involved with her in North Devon – perhaps a round of golf is what you need to relax, North Devon is home to two of the oldest golf courses in England and with the abundance of hotels with either courses on site or courses nearby you’ll have plenty of chances to head out on the greens.  

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