Other Activities around Budleigh Salterton


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.

Visitor Attractions in and around Budleigh Salterton

The Fairlynch Museum

27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6NP

One of the prettiest museums in Devon

Grade II listed Fairlynch museum and arts centre offers:

  • Wonderful collection of COSTUMES
  • Period TOYS
  • RAILWAY memorabilia
  • a beautiful GARDEN
  • Impressive LOCAL HISTORY collection
  • Service Point for DEVON RECORD OFFICE

Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh SaltertonOpen Friday 30th March – Sunday 28th October, daily except Mondays 2.00pm –  4.30pm.

FREE ADMISSION – Donations welcome.

Telephone 01395 442666
email: info@fairlynchmuseum.co.uk
Or, for more information, visit the website at www.fairlynchmuseum.uk

(Registered charity number 306636)

Did you knowIf you look through the archives at the Fairlynch Museum you will find an interesting number of people have come as visitors or residents to our special town and helped make it what it is today – Raleigh and Simcoe, Millais, Edward VIII (as Prince of Wales), Prince Edward, Rider Haggard and H.G.Wells, AdolphesTrollope,  Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Stuart Hibberd, Belinda Lee, Reg Varney and Sally Mc Nally.  In more recent years other famous and talented residents include Sue Lawley, Andrew Marr and twice Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel.


The Jurassic Coast cliffs near Budleigh Salterton seen from the sea

Sea Cruises

There is the opportunity to enjoy the Jurassic Coast from a different perspective by taking a sea cruise from Exmouth. A varied choice of cruises caters for day tripper, bird watcher and amateur geologist alike.


Cricket match at Budleigh SaltertonCricket

Budleigh Salterton has an active Cricket Club being based at Ottermouth, Granary Lane. The Club welcomes and encourages visitors.




Cycle and footpath across Budleigh Salterton GreenExperience East Devon’s varied cycle routes, enjoy the countryside at your own pace.

A combined cycle and footpath across the green is now open. As a branch of the National Cycle Path network from Exmouth via Bear Lane, it will lead cyclists into the town where they can enjoy the delights Budleigh Salterton has to offer.

The new Exe Estuary cycle route links Exmouth, Topsham and Exeter.

Cycle racks are located outside the library.

  • Budleigh Salterton and District Hospiscare – A Double Show with the Zoots

    Save the Date to come and join us for an evening of fantastic music!

    The Zoots are a multi-award winning band who have performed over 1000 shows, toured over 35 countries, and have performed at hundreds of theatres, festivals, weddings, parties and functions.  They have also won the 2018 Global Entertainment Awards as Best Pop Music Cover Band – UK and in 2017 were voted at UK Wedding awards for the Best band.

    The Zoots have over 200 hit songs in their repertoire and their crowd-pleasing performances have allowed them to perform at a wide variety of functions, from weddings and charity balls to product launches and award ceremonies!

    The event will take place at Budleigh Salterton Public Hall on the evening of 11th May 2019.

    Doors open: 7:00pm

    Call 01395 445275 to book your tickets today!!

  • Otter Valley Association Walk – Revised Templer Way Stage 2

    Date: 13th March 2019

    Starts at: 11:30am

    Otter Valley Association Walk

    Revised Templer Way Stage 2

    Travel to the start is by the X38 bus from Exeter Bus Station (Stand No 12), dep 10:30, arr Heathfield, Battle Road at 11:24.

    The second stage is 9½ miles between Heathfield and Teignmouth via Newton Abbot Quay.  A picnic lunch at Newton Abbot Quay will be followed by tea at Combe Cellars before catching the Shaldon ferry (50p) across the estuary to New Quay in Teignmouth. Definitely downhill all the way!

    Return travel by train dep Teignmouth

    Walk Leader: Mike Paddison, 01395 446550/07909 606660

    Website: https://www.ova.org.uk/

  • Otter Valley Association Walk A journey into the past through rolling landscapes and woods and along ancient tracks with stunning views

    Start at Kennford, (OS 110, SX 914 859), 6.5 miles with an optional add on 2 miles.

    Meet at Newton Poppleford Recreation Ground to leave at 9.30am in shared cars to the outskirts of Kennford for a walk start of 10.00am.  Parking in Kennford: travelling along the A38, just before the A38/A380 split there is a turn off to Kenn and Kennford. Having turned off, turn immediately left towards Kennford and then turn left before the sign for Kennford and the phone box to park in the road.

    We leave the noise of the traffic behind as we follow country lanes and paths and pass through Kenn. Following the River Kenn and then a tributary, we ascend gradually to  a tree-flanked lane climbing upwards with magnificent views (weather permitting!) to Exmouth, the estuary and Exeter. We follow a secret path to join St. Andrew’s Lane that dates back to the Iron Age and leads us back to Kenn where we break for lunch at The Ley Arms. After this we propose a visit to the interesting St Andrew’s Church.

    From here there is an easy 15 minute walk back to the cars. For those wanting the “add on” we will continue up the churchyard to get stunning views of Haldon and the Exe estuary before joining the Old Dawlish Road through the old village of Kennford and back to the cars.

    It would help, although not essential, if you could let us know if you are interested in this walk so that we can advise The Ley Arms on potential numbers for lunch.

    Walk Leaders: Penny & Paul Kurowski, 01395 742942/pandp@kurowski.me.uk

    Website: https://www.ova.org.uk/

  • Otter Valley Association Walk – In the Footsteps of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Start: Newton Poppleford Recreation Ground car park

    Duration and Distance: 10 miles, 5+ hours.

    Challenging uphill start to Hollow Head Cross and the views from White Cross, then descending into Ottery St Mary, the home of Coleridge. Lunch at the Volunteer Inn, followed by Town walk and a gentle walk back along the river Otter

    Walk Leaders: Iain Ure & Dee Woods, 01395 568822

    Starts; 09:30am

    Website: https://www.ova.org.uk/

  • The Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh – A Springtime Concert

    The Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh presents A Springtime Concert featuring Exmouth Town Concert Band together with Centre Stage.
    Tickets £10 from:

    • Pennys Estate Agents,
    • Garners Home Hardware,
    • The Card Shop Too,
    • Holy Trinity Church and on the door.

    In aid of Force Cancer Charity

    Starts: 7:30pm


    DEVON COUNTY SHOW.  May 16th,17th, 18th  (2019)

    Tickets available from the Information Centre.

    Adult tickets – £19.00

    Child tickets (5-16 years) – £7.50 – Thursday and Friday only – Saturday free entry with every paying adult

    Seniors – £17.00

    Please note gate prices are as follows:

    Adult tickets – £22.00

    Child tickets (5-16 years) – £7.50 – Thursday and Friday only – Saturday free entry with every paying adult

    Seniors – £19.00

    Free parking and free disabled parking!!

  • Otterton Mill – Otterton Mill Music

    Fantastic music and great food, held indoors in the intimate setting of our upstairs restaurant.

    All tickets £15 (ticket price covers music only).  Pre-booking required.  Food served 6pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm  Please call the ticket line 01395 568521 to book.

    Website: https://ottertonmill.com/events/

  • Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival – Fundraiser Event


    Alexander McCall Smith

    (Author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels, 44 Scotland Street novels, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions series)


    AT 6PM



  • Devon Orchid Society



  • Otter Valley Association Walk – Revised Templer Way Stage 2

    Travel to the start is by the X38 bus from Exeter Bus Station (Stand No 12), dep 10:30, arr Heathfield, Battle Road at 11:24.

    The second stage is 9½ miles between Heathfield and Teignmouth via Newton Abbot Quay.  A picnic lunch at Newton Abbot Quay will be followed by tea at Combe Cellars before catching the Shaldon ferry (50p) across the estuary to New Quay in Teignmouth. Definitely downhill all the way!

    Return travel by train dep Teignmouth

    Walk Leader: Mike Paddison, 01395 446550/07909 606660

    Starts at: 11:30am

    Website: https://www.ova.org.uk/

  • Otter Valley Association – A springtime coast path and inland walk

    Start: Small Car Park (off Grammar Lane) Weston at 10am 6/7 miles 3.5 hours + optional stop for lunch at the end of the walk at the new café at the Donkey Sanctuary.

    We will follow the coast path westwards towards Sidmouth initially with a steep stepped descent to the beach at Weston Mouth before climbing up past the Weston Plats and walking along the path as it descends and ascends past Salcombe Mouth & up Salcombe Hill Cliff. From the top of Salcombe Hill Cliff our route will take us inland for the return to Weston via Salcombe Regis.

    Walk Leader: Jane Kewley, 01395 445598/07966 280147

    Website: https://www.ova.org.uk/


  • Otter Valley Association Talk – Electric Power Distribution in East Devon

    Location: Masonic Hall, Budleigh Salterton

    Paul Elsen, Western Power’s Distribution Manager for Devon, will present a talk about power distribution in East Devon including the infrastructure, street architecture, the impact of new housing and industrial development, and an outline of future developments.

    Starts: 7:30



The East Devon Golf Club (established 1902) has a splendid 18-hole course laid out on the high land to the west of the town. Visiting club members are welcome. The Woodbury Park Golf & Country Club also nearby offers both 9 and 18 hole courses.


The Budleigh Salterton Football Club resides in Greenway Lane with an excellent pitch and licensed recreational club.


The Rifle Club in Little Knowle has an indoor 25 yard range for winter and an outdoor range for summer.

St Peter’s Church

St Peter's church, Budleigh SaltertonSt. Peter’s Church in Budleigh Salterton was consecrated in 1893 after a certain amount of delay and problems in its construction. All the stone used came from quarries in either Devon or Somerset, and the bricks used were from the local brickworks at Otterton.

The design is of Early English type, the plan is in the main cruciform having a nave of five bays. The floor of the sanctuary is of polished marble and the first impression within the Church is one of size and space which is not over-obstructed by the slender piers and lancet arches.

The addition of fine carved reredos in 1931 made a dramatic feature in the East end. Nine mosaic panels depicting New Testament scenes are positioned around the Nave and were added over a period of time in the first half of the 20th century.

Some minor changes have been made to the immediate exterior of the Church in recent years but the overall appearance is unchanged.

The Peter Hall, adjacent to the church can be booked for functions.

We invite visitors to join us at our services. For more information about the Church, services and events, visit their website at www.stpeterbs.org.uk/ .

Budleigh Baptist Church

We enjoy an all-ages Sunday morning service and modern worship with regular ministry. We share weekly prayer times along with home groups. We are situated on Little Knowle and you would be most welcome to join us. Visit www.budleighbaptistchurch.org.uk for more information.

Temple Methodist Church

The Methodist Church, which is located just across the road from the Tourist Information Centre, bears the name Temple Methodist, and has a reputation for youth work and friendliness. Sunday services are 10.30am and 6.30pm. Details of the Church, its services and activities can be found on the website:  http://www.budleightemplemethodist.org.uk/home

Budleigh Salterton Art Club

The club meets monthly on Wednesday mornings and has a varied programme of talks and demonstrations. Three exhibitions of members’ work are held each year. Membership is open to any practicing artist (amateur or professional) in the EX9 area.

Find out more on our website: budleighsaltertonartclub.org.uk

Salterton Drama Club

There is a long tradition of successful amateur dramatics at Budleigh Salterton. Since the group was founded in 1938, it has gone from strength to strength, finally acquiring its own theatre – the Salterton Playhouse – in 1970. The Playhouse is a large wooden building set next to the stream in Meadow Lane, and offers raked seating and full facilities for approximately 80 patrons.

Find out more at www.saltertondrama.co.uk

Budleigh Salterton Lions Club

The Club was formed in 1980, based in sunny Budleigh Salterton and currently has 24 members, who live not only in Budleigh Salterton, but in many of the nearby villages including East Budleigh, Colaton Raleigh, Otterton, Knowle Village and Yettington. The Club is grateful to the people of Budleigh Salterton and the surrounding area for all the support they have given us at our various fund raising events. These include the annual Gala Week, Duck Race and many others.

Find out more at their website: www.budleighlions.org


A decorative and fine arts Society further extending the world of the arts to Budleigh.

Further information www.nadfas.org.uk

Film Society

Internationally acclaimed films are shown once a month in the Public Hall. Admission by membership card.


The staff of the Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information Centre are here to help you find out more – click here for details.