West Country Resolutions for an Adventurous New Year

Tis the season to be jolly, but with 2018 just around the corner, here are a few ideas for New Year’s resolutions from your friends in the West Country…

Put your best foot forward when you discover the West Country’s coastal paths and leafy trails; from the ancient tors and wild woods of Dartmoor to the valleys and cliffs of the glorious South West peninsula. All you’ll need is a pair of sturdy walking boots, a knapsack on your back, thermos flask, a map or guidebook, and off you can trot. Walking holidays remain ever-popular amongst our guests, and you’ll be pleased to know that many of our Toad Hall Cottages are dog-friendly, so you can share your outdoor adventures with your four-legged companions.


Make 2018 the year you get back in the saddle. Here, in the West Country, we’ve got some of the best biking tracks and trails in the country; from peaceful byways to exhilarating forest slaloms, the diversity of the Cornish, Devonshire and Dorset countryside is astounding and exploring by bike is one of the best ways to take it all in – it’s also a brilliant family activity!

Wild swimming, surfing, stand up paddle boarding…there are so many ways to enjoy our stunning West Country waters. From our tranquil estuaries and riverways to the rolling swells of our sparkling bays, if you want to discover the thrills and spills of the ocean then there’s no better place to be than here in the ‘beachy’ South West.


Embracing the outdoor lifestyle means a healthier and happier you, whether it’s beach yoga, a ‘yomp’ on Dartmoor or a clifftop hill run, let the West Country wilds help kick-start your campaign for a more wholesome and energised New Year.

Let 2018 be your year for adventure! From magnificent castles to smugglers’ coves, down here in the West Country there’s so much for you and the family to discover. Embrace our rich maritime history and come see the sights that continue to captivate our guests all year round.

Get inspired by nature. It could be through a binoculars’ lens, from the deck of a boat, or even from the comfort of your sun terrace, our West Country wildlife is utterly beguiling and ranges from gentle giant basking sharks to magnificent cirl buntings. Many of our holiday cottages lie in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty where natural habitats are both protected and encouraged making them havens for all kinds of flora and fauna.


And now for your final New Year’s Resolution…It’s time to find your dream West Country holiday cottage! With hundreds of gorgeous coastal dwellings on our books, Toad Hall Cottages can find a location that is just right for both you and your loved ones. We’ve been the agency of choice for holiday-makers for more than twenty-five years, we’re passionate about the West Country and all it has to offer and would be thrilled to share our knowledge and experience with you. Why not make a date with Toad Hall Cottages and make 2018 a year to remember!

‘Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and an Adventurous New Year’