Bickleigh, a pretty thatched village on the banks of the Exe river just off the
Tiverton to Exeter road. The river powered Bickleigh mill, now a rural craft
centre forms the focal point of visitors interest. Associated with the mill
is a rare breeds farm and a railway museum.
A hotel, two pubs and a restaurant
provide a wide range of good quality refreshments. Near by is Bickleigh Castle, a moated and fortified manor house which may be
visited by the public.
Sea fishing at
Seaton and Sidmouth. Boats can be hired from the beach at Sidmouth
and Beer. The best time for fishing at Seaton is between Sept and
Nov for bass. Sidmouth Bay is best in spring and summer. Trout
fishing on stretches of the Rivers Exe, Otter and Sid. Coarse fing
on the Exeter Canal.