Crabbing remains a family favourite pastime on the beaches in Bude. It’s cheap, fun and a great way for children to learn about the animals that live on the sea shore.
Exploring rockpools is like discovering a hidden world that children (and adults) might otherwise overlook. There's are a wide variety of species, with complex relationships all living in this secret habitat. They can be a fantastic way to learn about marine organisms that would otherwise be very difficult to see and learn about.
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.