Leisure and recreation

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

They include:

Badminton  –  Beekeeping – Camcorder Club -Circuit Training – Cricket  – Cycle Routes  – Extreme Keepfit –  Football Team

Netball Team   – Sequence Dancing – Skittles Teams   –

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.

For beginners or less formal sessions are held on Wednesdays 12-1pm and on Fridays 0800-0900. Contact Robert Hodgson on 821239 or email rlph@rhgeotechnical.co.uk.

For a more formal evening and those a little more experienced then come along on a Wednesday evening.

Alternatively, every week on a Monday evening 19:30-22:00, excluding August, the St Paul’s Badminton Club plays to league standard, and welcome new players. They also play on Wednesday mornings 09:45-11:45.

For Mondays contact Janet Rendle on 254914 or email jr@mellguards.eclipse.co.uk.

For Wednesdays contact Fred Rogers on 243312 or email rogers.bolham@btinternet.com


Tiverton Beekeepers meet every 3rd Wednesday 19:30-21:00 Sept to April, excl. Dec.

From April-June, meetings are held at members’ apiaries (weather permitting), whilst July/Aug is spent setting up exhibits at the Mid Devon and Honiton shows.

Further details can be found on their website


Camcorder (Video) Club

Generally meets 1st Tuesday of each month 19:30-22:00

Contact Bernard Culverhouse 01363-866143 or email tivcamclub@gmail.com

Circuit Training

Mondays 18:15-19:15 for fun sessions of circuit training (private, personal training also available)

Contact Jenifer Bricknell 0798008726 or email fitness@jenniferbricknel.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.

Extreme Keep Fit

Wednesdays 18:15-19:15 for high intensity interval training -circuit training for cardio and strength

Contact Jenifer Bricknell 0798008726 or email fitness@jenniferbricknel.co.uk

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.

Training currently on Thursday evenings at 6:30

see facebook.com/UplowmanFC/

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 Exeter Netball League.

Interested then contact Mandy Norman 01884 821638

Sequence Dancing

Meets Thursdays 19:30-22:00

Contact Stella & Chris Johns 07855 884263

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.

Table Tennis

Tiverton TTC  meets on Thursday evening 19:00-22:00, all standards welcome with 3~4 tables available.

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.  Just bring your rackets and balls and enjoy.  Just look after the facilities and let the net down afterwards.

You will need to enter code 4242 to get in the court.


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 Gill or Peter Bowers 01884 820256


There is a popular yoga session for mixed ability held on a Monday from 9:00 to 10:30  and Thursday 9:15 – 10:15 at the Village Hall.

If interested, contact Fiona Kitson on Mobile: 07879 840094 or E-mail: info@fionayoga.co.uk



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