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Colehayes Activity Center, Bovey Tracey

Our main base is the residential outdoor centre at Colehayes Park on the edge of Dartmoor, near Bovey Tracey.

A private estate with a 60 bed Georgian Manor House surrounded by acres of fields, woodland and lakes allowing us to run a wide range of on site activities as well as create a base to explore Devon from.

Colehayes is our chosen Backwater Adventure site to host school trips, camps and expeditions onto Dartmoor. Please call Andy on 07748 986007 for more information or to request a visit to see our facilities.


Things To Do at Colehayes


Residential Visits


Day Activities


Activity Camps

Residential Visits

Fully catered residential activity visits. Click on our centres to view the locations and activities available at each of them.

Alternatively you can view our off site adventures around Devon and beyond.

Call Andy on 016126 821276 to arrange a preview visit and discuss your requirements.

Day Activities

We have a full suite of on site activities at Colehayes Park and Battisborough House.

Click on the drop down menu above to see a full list of off site activities.

Call Andy on 07748 986007.

Activity Camps

For schools on a tighter budget or those requiring a more hands on challenge and experience we offer activity camps from 1 to 4 nights at camp.

Accommodation is in our 2/3 person tents, facilities include outdoor dining, classroom, outdoor kitchen, large fire, communal area and composting loos.

Click on the drop down menus to go through our activity list and for more information please call Andy direct on 07748 986007.

Start your adventure today! Call the team now on 07748 986007 or



Popular Activities


Raft Building




Gorge Scrambling


Canoe Day Trips


Canoe Camps


Air Rifle



About Backwater

Backwater Adventures are an AALS licensed provider of Adventure Activities and Outdoor Education for schools, colleges and youth groups based in Devon. 

  •   Colehayes, Haytor Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9LD
  •   07748 986007
  •   andy@backwateradventures.co.uk
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