visitors and residents can participate in and benefit from the wide
range of activities and sports that the town and area have to offer.
So much to do...
For those who just want to do their own thing you can choose
from walking the coast path, bird watching on the estuary, exploring
local churches, retail therapy in the High Street, or just sitting on
the promenade and taking in the wonderful views, that on a good day
will take you from Portland Bill in Dorset to Berry Head west of Brixham.
the South West Coastpath, and a wheelchair-friendly pathway alongside
the Otter estuary, a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Find out more.
Explore Budleigh Salterton on our Circular
Walk (3 miles) - view or download the walk guide as a PDF file here.
The multitude of country lanes in East Devon offer a quiet retreat from
busy roads for the keen cyclist. Although we cannot give you a hill-free
ride, we can guarantee that once you have made the top of the hill you
will be rewarded by superb views from the field gate that you lean against.
There is a cycle track, with several picnic spots along its way, that
extends for about 2 miles from the edge of Budleigh on to Littleham
and Phear Park, Exmouth, along the course of the old railway. Combine
this with the lane from Littleham or roads through the leafy residential
part of Exmouth and you can cycle from Budleigh to Exmouth seafront,
with all its accompanying attractions. (Cycles can be hired from Budleigh
Bikes, tel. 01395 442354.)
There are 4 Riding Schools within 12 miles of Budleigh. The nearest
is just on the edge of the town at Dalditch, this is very comprehensive,
offering tuition and facilities all year round. The others are at Sidmouth,
Farway [Honiton] and Seaton.
Sports and games clubs cater for the devotees of badminton, cricket,
croquet, golf, tennis, bowls [indoor and outdoor], bridge and others.
and enjoy the cricket in beautiful surroundings at the Budleigh Salterton
Cricket Club's Ottermouth ground in Granary Lane. The Club welcomes
and encourages visitors.
The Budleigh Salterton Football Club resides
in Greenway Lane with an excellent pitch and licensed recreational club.
Two excellent orgnanisations based in Cricketfield
Lane offer a range of Games - much appreciated by residents and
visitors, who may join as temporary members. There are facilities for
bowls, indoor from October to mid April, outdoor mid April to the end
of September. Two floodlit all year tennis courts and three lawn courts.
For the more mentally agile, bridge is played all year. Every July they
organise a bowls tournament that has become a popular event in the towns
Croquet lovers are welcome
at the club in Westfield Close where they can enjoy a game in delightful
surroundings of the Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club, whose history
stretches back over 130 years - for more information, visit www.budleighcroquet.org/
The Rifle Club in Little Knowle has an indoor
25 yard range for winter and an outdoor range for summer, with visitors
Budleigh Salterton is an attraction in itself... but there's plenty
of other visitor attractions in the area for you to enjoy. There's something
to suit everyone - click here to view
our selected list of major attractions in the area.