Holsworthy is a small market town in the Heart of Ruby Country. It has a number of traditional events throughout the year.
The first full week of July sees the town celebrate it’s patron saint, St. Peter, with St. Peter’s Fair lasting all week. The fair comes to town and live music plays in the square every evening. Traditionally the 'Pretty Maid' is announced to the town on the Wednesday of fair week when all the school children of Holsworthy enjoy a day out of school to go to the fair and all the activities surrounding it. The Portreeve and the Court Leet then go around the local hostelries.
In August (3rd Thursday), its worth a visit to the Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural show. There is usually a vintage rally in June and Holsworthy usually has the last Carnival of the year in November. Of course there will be late night shopping in early December.
For the more energetic, The Ruby Run is a half Marathon between Holsworthy and Hatherleigh usually held in June.
War Horse Valley is close to Holsworthy. The venue for the book written by Michael Morpurgo and made into a stage play and film, opening times are from 2-6 p.m. Easter to September. Holsworthy also has an excellent amateur dramatic company who use the local theatre to put on their performances to much acclaim.
Close to Holsworthy are Tamar and Roadford Lakes where you can cycle, walk or sail. After all that activity you may want to relax with a Devon Cream Tea in one of the many local tea rooms.
A cream tea greets your arrival at Forda. We are a working farm with sheep, beef, 3 cats and 3 sheepdogs. Close to the Devon and Cornwall border, we are in the perfect place to explore both counties.