Adventures In The Heart Of Devon
Bickleigh Castle stands in the Exe Valley conservation area, with the beautiful River Exe running through our large Estate.
It is ideal as a base for outdoor activities. With plenty of local cycling routes, fabulous walks, fishing and golf local courses, there is fun on our door step for guests of all ages.
People have enjoyed rafting on the river in the Summer with inflatables, ‘wild swimming’ and canoes, but for serious watersports enthusiasts, it is ideal for kayaking, and you can paddle down the river for miles. If you wish to bring a kayak, we have suitable storage space.
Perfect For Group Stays or Family & Friends.
If you like cycling, we can store cycles safely and there is our lane (much safer than the A396) which stretches all the way to Exeter, where you are unlikely to meet much more than tractors, horses, walkers and the occasional neighbour. If you cycle all the way to Exeter (about 10 miles) or half-way, to Thorverton, there are some shop for refreshment en route!
We have several good walking routes, from short and simple, to the more adventurous. Starting at the Castle you can safely walk to various villages and even pick up some local pubs on route!