Activities

Despite their modest size Shaldon and its neighbour Ringmore certainly offer visitors and residents a surprisingly broad spectrum of attractions and activities.

Stroll around the villages and you will find something of interest around every corner. From the period features of the historic houses, many in designated conservation areas, to the slumbering landmarks that reveal the villages’ rich heritage.

Participate in the many activities available, there is something for everyone or simply sit awhile in a hidden corner and marvel at the wonderful views and scenery. Visit Shaldon Tourism Centre and pick up some leaflets to help you with your exploration of Shaldon and Ringmore.

Homeyards Botanical Gardens

Homeyards Botanical Gardens

Horse Lane, Shaldon, TQ14 0BH Website:  www.shaldonbotanicals.wordpress.com The story behind the gardens Homeyards Botanical Gardens were created during the 1920’s and 30’s for Maria Laetitia Kempe Homeyard. Her husband William had inve...
Museums

Museums

There’s something for everyone in Devon’s museums and galleries, and this little corner of Devon is no exception. There are several interesting museums right on our doorstep with many exploring historical links to our coastal location and highlighting cha...
Old Shaldon and Ringmore

Old Shaldon and Ringmore

Old photos, images, maps and memorabilia give us a valuable insight into how our ancestors lived and worked. Surprisingly, historic images of Shaldon and Ringmore show how little the buildings which remain today have changed, although their usage...
On the Water

On the Water

The Teign Estuary at Shaldon - Devon is a delightful place for sailing, rowing, canoeing, power boating, fishing and lots more water borne activities. There are many clubs which encourage both beginners and experienced members All the clubs have an...
Ringmore History and Architecture

Ringmore History and Architecture

The small village of Ringmore lies adjacent but separate to Shaldon upriver. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, Ringmore is much older than Shaldon but was principally an agricultural village with cider orchards and medieval strip fields behind, however...
RSPB

RSPB

Labrador Bay Reserve OS Map ref: SX931 705 Email: Labrador.Bay@rspb.org.uk Website: www.rspb.org.uk/labradorbay (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) “A million voices for nature” We are delighted to welcome the RSPB to Shaldon-Devon Tou...
Shaldon History and Architecture

Shaldon History and Architecture

As befitting a village that nestles alongside an estuary sheltered from the sea by the Ness headland, Shaldon seems to have its origins in seafaring, trade and fishing. The Newfoundland fisheries led to the development of Shaldon in the seventeenth century...
Shaldon Passenger Ferry

Shaldon Passenger Ferry

Cross the river from Shaldon to Teignmouth on the historic black and white ferry. Operates all day almost all year with a restricted schedule in winter. Times as advertised. Single fares only. Adults: £1.60 Children: 70p. Dogs and bicycles are free. Contact ...
Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP Telephone: 01626 872234 Email: info@shaldonwildlifetrust.org.uk Website: www.shaldonwildlifetrust.org.uk Shaldon Zoo, the small zoo making a big difference. Set in a woodland...
Sports

Sports

There are numerous sporting activities for all ages in and around Shaldon. If you would like to promote your sporting group please Contact Us with details. Shaldon Bowling Club Situated in the heart of the village, this club has very active men’s a...
The Beaches and Estuary

The Beaches and Estuary

Shaldon - Devon benefits from a sea facing beach at Ness Cove and a river beach in the heart of the village that leads to the estuary mouth. Across the estuary is the busy commercial port of Teignmouth. Ness Cove Beach This beach is approached via...
Ugbrooke House

Ugbrooke House

Ugbrooke Park, Chudleigh, Devon TQ13 0AD Telephone: 01626 852179 Email: cliffordestate@btconnect.com Website: www.ugbrooke.co.uk Ugbrooke House is a hidden treasure set in a romantic valley near Shaldon, Devon. The castellated...
Walking

Walking

Shaldon - Devon is surrounded by some wonderful scenery from rolling hillsides to ancient green lanes to bracing cliff pathways with views over Lyme Bay. It location at the mouth of the Teign estuary which is teeming with wildlife means that there is...
World War II Heritage

World War II Heritage

Several military sites survive in Shaldon reflecting the front line status of England’s South Coast during World War Two. A temporary anti-aircraft gun emplacement was situated on Shaldon bridge, together with other sites including the Quay (Clipper C...
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