Where to Run in Budleigh
Some of the runs suggested by residents of and visitors to Budleigh cover short to middle distance routes through the town and into nearby villages. One run, the ‘Budleigh loop,’ starts from Jubilee Park and Northview Road, only a short walk from Pebbles. You can head up from Northview Road to West Hill, before running east along the High Street and Marine Parade; from there you can go up Coastguard Hill, turning up East Budleigh Road and onto the B3178 via Kersbrook Lane. Loop back through Knowle Village and join back up with Exmouth Road to return to Jubilee Park.
You can also run along the River Otter in a loop. Starting from either Otterton Mill or Budleigh, you can take an approximately 5km route that lines up with the river. If coming from Otterton, you can start from Fore Street, before crossing the river at South Farm Road and running back up to the village. This run is ideal if you want to see some of the local wildlife and birds further out from the town centre.
There are two major races held in and around Budleigh every year; these include the Jurassic Coast 10K, which raises money for Cancer Force, and starts from the seafront before heading around the River Otter and the Coast Path in a loop back to Lime Kiln Car Park. This year’s Jurassic Coast 10K will be held on the 23rd of March 2014. You can also look out for the annual Bicton Blister, a 10 mile run that’s usually held in November; this race begins and ends at Bicton College, and circles through the countryside and Woodbury Common.