Getting to River's Reach

Means of arrival


The nearest airports are Exeter and Newquay. 

There are direct services to Exeter from various destinations around UK and Europe.

Direct services to Newquay are currently from around UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Portugal and Spain.

Both airports have car hire and taxis. They are both about an hour and a quarter's drive from North Hooe.

From Exeter take the M5 south initially, then the A30 south towards Okehampton (not Plymouth) and A386 to Tavistock.

From Newquay take the A392, the A30 north, then the A389 to Tavistock.


Car ferries arrive at Plymouth Ferry Port from Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain. Take the A386 to Tavistock from Plymouth.


The Great Western Railway is the main railway bringing trains to Exeter and Plymouth.

The Tamar Valley Branch line from Plymouth Main railway station arriving at Bere Alston and Bere Ferrers coincides with some trains arriving at Plymouth from London.

Car hire delivery and collection to and from Plymouth (main) railway station is available at slight extra cost on top of the rental - make sure to emphasize delivery location to the car hire firm, 

Car-free holiday

If you prefer a car-free holiday North Hooe is ideal for proficient walkers BUT be aware that the nearest village Bere Alston is nearly two miles of often uphill walking though for convenience food can be delivered by supermarket.

If you arrive with luggage we will endeavour to pick you up from (and return you to) the station. 


Central London by car is about 4 to 4 1/2 hours (around 220 miles), about 2 hours from Bristol.

Local directions to North Hooe 

Whether coming from Exeter or Plymouth it's advisable to make for Tavistock and proceed from there. Take A390 out of Tavistock then the B3257.

At the approach to Bere Alston take the middle road of the confluence of three which sets the village sign of Bere Alston on your left.  Continue and take the first left turn "The Down"; following the road round to the next crossroads (effectively bypassing the centre of the village). 

Cross over the crossroads and exit the village down a small lane in a westerly direction (taking care NOT to follow the road into small housing estate). Keep straight with road joining from the right and after a few hundred yards you will pass over a railway bridge.

Continue straight for several hundred yards then follow the road round a ninety degree turn. Continue for about half a mile until you spy a tiny sign on the right to Hooe.

Turn right here and keep straight on for about one mile until you get to a fork in the road.

Take right fork downhill to North Hooe and Rivers Reach.