One of the most pleasant and active ways to take in the sights of Bude is on two wheels. With roads and trails that are generally quiet and accessible, you’ll find us a great place for cycling breaks in Cornwall. There are some challenging places to conquer, but also pleasant, level routes such as the Bude Canal towpath and nature reserve.
A Treasure Trail is an imaginative way to explore Bude and the surrounding towns, moor and villages in North Cornwall and North Devon with a self-guided themed walk.
Segway Bude is set in one of the most beautiful areas around Cornwall. Set right next to Widemouth Bay at The Weir, Marhamchurch, the Segway tours will challenge you on and off road by meandering through out the stunning countryside, around lakes and over trails. Segway's are a great way to explore the beautiful area with that extra thrill.
Ceramics and Glass. We are two potters making and selling from Welcombe Pottery. David Westcott throws in stoneware. Using a 'chun' glaze, rich in blues & greens, with shells printed into the clay Alice Gare works in slip decorated earthenware and kiln formed glass. Using bright fresh coastal colours she makes clocks, plates and wall hangings.
Tregarth Studio is the home of Glass Bird Studio and Pink House Glass, 5 miles from Bude. Come and visit our Studio Gallery for Cornish inspired fused and stained glass art in the lovely village of Kilkhampton. We offer Fused and Stained Glass courses and welcome small groups and hen parties.
Guided walks around Bude, exploring the beautiful countryside, looking at local history, archaeology and wildlife. Booking through Bude Tourist Information Centre. For guided walks on the high moors of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, please contact me direct.
Guided tours on your own motorcycle exploring hidden gems in the heart of Poldark and Doc Martin country and more...
With so many spectacular walks in the Bude area, it can be tough deciding what to do. Harry McConville B.A.(Mod.) Nat.Sci. who is a local artist, historian and naturalist will pick the very best route for the season and sights, which could include the SWCP, canal, nature reserve or battle site. Children will love the pond dipping and rockpool ramble sessions.
Bringing you right up to date, you will learn all there is to know about Bude, including the history of the Bude Surf Life Saving Club, Bude's natural seapool, the sea Lockgates, the Breakwater and Pepperpot. If you are lucky, you might get to meet other characterful locals along the way such as the harbourmaster, the lifeguard, coast guard or the countryside ranger.
Visit the cold dank cells, look up at the thin rays of light filtering through a small barred window and imagine being sentenced to even a week in such desolation, a very lonely life with the knowledge each day would bring more of the same cold, hunger and hard labour on the treadmill as a civil prisoner.