Visit Sidmouth Blog

Welcome to the Visit Sidmouth blog! 

Whether you are a first time visitor to the East Devon area or a resident, our blog is the perfect place to find top tips for travel around the county, ideas and inspiration for your stay and all the latest news. Here you'll find news and features from Visit Sidmouth and our partners at Visit Budleigh Salterton, Visit Seaton, Visit Ottery St Mary and Visit Honiton. 

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Meet the residents | Ottery’s beavers

Did you know that the River Otter is one of the only places in the UK with wild, free ranging beavers? At one time, beavers were pretty widespread across the UK, but around 500 years ago, they were hunted into extinction, with sightings being incredibly rare and any beavers spotted, being traced…

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Where to see the autumn colours in East Devon

You might be missing the joy and carefree atmosphere of summer but now it is time to embrace autumn and where better to do that than East Devon where you can really see the season begin to change. If you love autumn as much as us or you need some convincing to see the beauty in the russet colours…

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Gardens to visit in East Devon

East Devon is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the county, especially when the flowers are in bloom, if you want to welcome in the new season in style, here are some of the region’s loveliest parks and gardens to visit this month. In Sidmouth, the In Bloom team regularly win awards for…

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Watch Spring Bloom in Budleigh Salterton

With March here already, Spring is starting to bloom across Budleigh Salterton. Reconnect with nature as the seasons change before your eyes. Sat entirely within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is no shortage of stunning sights and wildlife to discover. Whether you have a…

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Great dog walking spots around East Devon

We all know a dog is for life and not just for Christmas, but if you happen to be in the area around Christmas with your dog, here are a couple of great places to head for a walk in and around Sidmouth. Did you know that Sidmouth is one of the most dog friendly places to visit in East Devon? Well it…

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Great winter walks in East Devon

Image: Paul Clayden Just because the year is coming to a close doesn’t mean that the adventures need to! There are still plenty of great things to enjoy across East Devon at this time of year – being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lasts an eternity after all! With everyone counting the…

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Great autumn walks in and around Sidmouth

Sidmouth and the wider East Devon area are some of the best places to visit in the autumn months, with the UK’s only civic arboretum and a host of beautiful walks, this is the perfect place to enjoy the changing of the seasons. Here you can enjoy the golden colours of the trees, the dramatic…

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Update on Knapp Copse

The team working at Knapp Copse have been very busy. Funding enabled by the start of a new Higher Level Stewardship Programme which was awarded at the start of the year brought in a host of new projects and work has been going from strength the strength. Here are updates on those projects. New…

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Bluebell Week a resounding success

This spring, East Devon Council ran their first ever Bluebell Week, encouraging everyone to get out and about and enjoy the spring flowers around East Devon. During Bluebell Week, they ran 11 events, including successful guided walks of the region's nature reserves and family spring crafts at Seaton…

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