Chulmleigh is a remote, Saxon, hilltop town located in the heart of
Devon that has a real, old fashioned community spirit. It is a town
of thatched cottages, welcoming inns and one of the finest churches
in the country. The area is relatively undiscovered by tourism and
retains the charm of yesteryear.
It’s good to visit all year round. Chulmleigh Fair, held annually since 1253, is perfect for children enjoying the first week of the summer holiday. In winter take in the breathtaking scenery on a brisk walk – then have a well deserved drink in one of the town’s three inns.
Chulmleigh is proud to have both good Primary and Secondary schools not to mention a Learning Library with Printshop facilities. Please see the Town Guide section of this website for information on all the shops, inns, restaurants and amenities within Chulmleigh.
The Chulmleigh area provides many leisure activities including golf, horse riding, watching cricket on a pitch with fabulous views, fishing, mountain biking and hill walking. The 180 mile Tarka Trail starts in nearby Eggesford Forest which is on the banks of the River Taw. There are also a number of historic houses, gardens and theme parks in the vicinity.
Chulmleigh is midway between the national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor and within easy reach of the rugged north coast and ‘Riviera’ of south Devon. Cornwall with it’s many attractions, including the Eden Project, is also accessible for a day trip.