Beautiful, tranquil, clean, unspoilt and undiscovered. Welcome to Ruby Country in the heart of rural Devon.
Enclosed by Dartmoor, Exmoor and the north coast of Devon and Cornwall, Ruby Country is the ideal base for a magical, relaxing visit to the west country.
Ride the Ruby Country (click here to find out more) is a project being run in Ruby Country to promote tourism and sustainability, linking in to new recreational routes and activities being developed and promoted throughout this part of rural North West Devon.
There is a lot to see and do in Ruby Country. The best way to really appreciate the area is to leave the car at home and to become immersed in its beauty and tranquillity.
Watch our video to find out more about Ruby Country.
You may choose to create your ideal holiday and you can use this website to help you plan such a break and to discover the very best of the area. You will be able to find other things to do, places to visit, where to get the best local food and drink, and most importantly, where to stay whilst here.
Ruby Country is part of Devon comprising many villages and hamlets surrounding the market towns of Holsworthy and Hatherleigh. With distinctive heritage, culture, wildlife and landscape there are many distinctive facets reflected in the high quality goods, services and activities being delivered in the area.
Ruby Country has a long association with agriculture and from this the links between quality food, industry, landscape and wildlife are made. This is a significant part of the story of Ruby Country, one that continues to intrigue and draw many people back time and again.
New Ruby Country guidebook
Ride the Ruby Country has put together a new guidebook to help you find the best of Ruby Country. Copies of this will soon be available to collect from Holsworthy Visitor Information Centre.
Alternatively you can download a copy (pdf) by clicking here. The file is about 4mb so may take a while to download.
New Ruby Ride and Read (May 2013) available to download
To view the May 2013 edition of the Ride the Ruby Country newsletter, click here.
The next date for the excellent Ruby Country Market is Saturday 7th December 2013. Check out the Ruby Country Market website for more information, including stall holders, entertainment and much more. Alternatively follow Ruby Country Market on Facebook, or on Twitter
Check out the new fishing pages on this site.
Hi-viz tabards for horse riders
New hi-viz tabards available for horse riders. Contact Ride the Ruby Country for more information.
New walking routes now available to download
We are pleased to announce that 16 new walks spread across Ruby Country are now available to download from our walks page. We have a few more to add over the next few months and know these will help people, both residents and visitors, explore and appreciate our beautiful countryside.
Ride the Ruby Country and Devon County Council have produced a series of 6 horse riding circuits throughout Ruby Country. These are available as a brochure or can be dowloaded by clicking here
A series of Ruby Cycling Routes have been developed and 8 circular rides are now available to download by clicking the link.
New carriage driving routes
Ride the Ruby Country is pleased to be working in collaboration with the Devon branch of British Driving Society to create a series of 6 carriage driving circuits and carriage driving holidays in Ruby Country. These circuits will be available to download and we hope to be able to make them available as leaflets. To download drives and to find more about carriage driving in Ruby Country click here.