Leisure and recreation

There are numerous clubs and leisure facilities either in the village or locally.

They include:

Badminton   –  Cricket   –   Cycle Routes   –   Football Team

Netball Team   –  Skittles Teams   –   Tai Chi

Tennis Club   –   Walking   –   Yoga

To see what is offered and contact details scroll down the page.



This is played at the Village Hall. Play is available for beginners to better players.

Tuesday nights has play for beginners and occasional players and is a good place to meet others for a friendly social evening. Contact Robert Hodgson on 821239.

In addition there is Junior Badminton on Tuesday’s 6~7pm for 8-11 year olds, and 6:30-7:30 for secondary school age. Contact Sandra Williamson on 253926 for further details.

For a more formal evening and those a little more experienced then come along on a Wednesday evening. Contact Vera Brenchley on 820272.

Alternatively every week on a Monday evening, excluding August, the St Paul’s Badminton Club plays to league standard, and welcome new players. They also play on Wednesday mornings.

Contact Janet Rendle on 254914 or email jr@mellguards.eclipse.co.uk.



There is no official cricket team but for those that wish to practice during the summer they can hire the artificial wicket at the Village Hall by contacting Lynne Veen on 820467.


Cycle Routes

Fancy cycling then there is the National Cycle route 12 which goes along the Canal at Sampford Peverell, via Holcombe Rogus and into Tiverton. You can always do it in stages.

For those of you that fancy something flat then the canal route is ideal, albeit you have to go up and down to get there and back.

Call in at the Tourist Office in Tiverton Museum(near the bus station) to pick up some ideas.


Football Team

Uplowman Athletic Football Team play their matches at the Village Hall ground. They were formed in 1992 and currently play in the Devon & Exeter Football League Division 2.

If you are interested in watching then just turn up at the weekend where there is bound to be a game on.  Alternatively if you would like to be more involved then contact the following:

  • Paul at the Redwoods 01884 820148

Alternatively visit their web site on:



Netball Team

The Uplowman Netball Team, formed in 1993, play in Division 1 of the Honiton & District Netball League.

Matches are played at Honiton.

Interested then contact Mandy Norman 01884 821638


Skittles Teams

There are two mens and two ladies teams that play at the Redwoods Inn. There is the Uplowman team and the Redwoods team.

They play in the Sampford Peverell Skittles League (divisions A and B), and visit several alleys.

If you fancy a social evening but with that competitive element, then contact the Redwoods Inn who will give you details of how to join.

There is also a popular summer league run at the Redwoods Inn.


Tai Chi

To learn gentle exercise to help fitness and promote good health come along to classes at Uplowman Village Hall on Fridays 10:30am.

  • For further information contact Joe Salmon on 07828 602665.


Tennis Club

The nearest tennis club, with two hardcourts, is at Sampford Peverell just off the main road and adjacent to the car park. Visitors can also use the courts for a small payment.

  • Interested then contact A Tindle on 821700, and for coaching times Dan Sizer on 07951-828760.

However we now have our own tennis court at the Hall which anyone can use for free with no booking necessary.  More details can be had from Lynne Veen on 820467.


There are several walks in the area and vary depending upon the distance and time.

Many of the walks can be found at the local tourist office, or online, or just follow the numerous footpaths marked.

If you are keen to join a group of like-minded others then walks are organised by the Sampford Peverell Walking Group. Interested in joining a group then contact R Bond on 820066

There is also the Sampford Peverell Hiking Group.  Contact Jeff Parsons 01884 821008 or R Bond on 820066



There is a popular yoga session for mixed ability held on a Monday from 9:00 to 10:30 at the Village Hall.

If interested, just turn up or contact Fiona on Mobile: 07879 840094 or E-mail: fionayoga@btinternet.com

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