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Weekends and activity days for hen and stag parties.

Hen & Stag Parties


 Skern Lodge, the professional centre where safety comes first

A warm welcome

to Skern Lodge

Skern Lodge has been using the outdoors for adventurous activities and people development since 1976.

We are an organisation committed to the highest standards in all aspects of the business.  We are situated on the edge of the quiet coastal village of Appledore, the Centre is set within 22 acres of it's own grounds with the tidal waters and the Atlantic surf on the doorstep, we are in the perfect location.

However you get here, you can choose to either come for the day, stay overnight or make it a full fun, action packed weekend.

Days or Stays
Create your day or stay from our range of exciting activities:
  • surfing

  • assault course

  • rafting

  • abseiling

  • high ropes

  • climbing

  • power boating

  • donut rides

  • zip wire

  • kayaking

  • archery

  • tunnels

  • Hartland experience

2 Hour Powerboat Charter

Take to the water in our RIB powerboat and enjoy a session of donut rides around the estuary with our experienced and qualified instructor.

£280 for up to 8 people

Includes: Wetsuits and all specialist equipment, Warm showers on return & VAT

Subject to tides and conditions

Or join us for a morning or afternoon activity session.

Either choose one water based activity or select from our range of on-site activities combining 1 or 2 if you require. E.g. Tunnels & Zip wire.

Sample Day

Arrive Skern 9.15

A morning of:

Team Assault Course &

High Ropes

Break for Lunch (either arrange with us or bring your own)

An afternoon on the water, Kayaking on the River Torridge.

Depart 4.45

Sample Weekend

Arrive at Skern for 5pm Friday - Welcome, rooming & dinner

Start the weekend easy with a spot of archery - Retire to the Skern bar


Rise and shine for breakfast and clear the head with a morning of surfing at Westward Ho! Beach

Return for lunch and then it's up to the assault course & high ropes for an afternoon of fun and laughter.

Dinner, then we'll drop you in the local town for an evening of North Devon entertainment.


Rise and shine again for breakfast and then take to the water for a kayak journey along the River Torridge.

Return for lunch and then end the weekend with some climbing and abseiling on the Skern tower before it's time to pack.

Depart 4pm

Accommodation & facilities

Skern Lodge operates from a converted 18th Century farm with the addition of many new buildings and modern facilities. The Lodge is a comfortable and practical centre and our accommodation reflects this. Comfy beds, full central heating, drying rooms and plenty of showers.

Central to this is our dining room providing all your healthy and carefully prepared meals. Several lounges, a shop, bar, 22 acres of grounds and a heated outdoor pool complete the complex.

The dining facility seating 110 is at the heart of the centre, doing justice to our excellent catering.  
We take great pride in providing (probably!) the best food in our industry - great variety, fresh, local options and served by an outstanding team with care and good humour.  All dietary requirements can be catered for and there are plenty of healthy options.
We are prepared for all allergies and dietary concerns.
Menus and meal times are tailored to the clients staying with us each week.  
Our catering team will ensure you won't go hungry.

* Minimum group size 6 people

Cost for a Weekend

From £170 per person.

Weekend dates available throughout the year!

Cost for the day

Morning  9.15am - 12.30pm 

Afternoon 1.30pm - 4.45pm

Day £36pp, Half day £23pp

To book your day or stay

call 01237 475992

Where are we?


Skern Lodge



North Devon

EX39 1NG

(01237) 475992


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