With an abundance of countryside, the beautiful Jurassic Coast and a host of charming towns and villages, East Devon is a must visit destination all year around, but there are fewer places better suited to celebrating English Tourism, so make sure to plan a trip during English Tourism Week.

What’s English Tourism Week? Well, it’s an annual celebration of the tourism industry in England which aims to highlight the importance and contribution that the tourism industry makes to England’s economy. This year, English Tourism Week is running between 15th and 24th March, so why not celebrate English tourism by taking a trip to East Devon and discovering the beauty of places like Sidmouth, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary and other places in the Sid Valley.

As well as celebrating the tourism industry by staying with some of the region’s amazing accommodation providers, it is also a great opportunity to explore the area. Head out on foot and explore some of the local walks, you can find some of the most popular below.

This a 1.5miles (2.4km) off road cycle path from Sidford to The Old Tollhouse in Sidmouth suitable for families and young children. The Byes Riverside Park is one of Sidmouth's most important green spaces. It’s made up of the many fields and meadows surrounding the…

With beautiful views overlooking Honiton from the top of Roundball Hill, this woodland walk is a great option for those who love the countryside! Although suitable for older children and dogs on leads, this route is made up of steep terrain and crosses into roadways so please be…

Situated just outside of Honiton, Combe Wood is a stunning woodland area bursting with beautiful wild flowers. This walk is best enjoyed during the Bluebell season in May but is still a fun and easy walk for families to enjoy all year round.

Debuted during the 2019 Sidmouth Walking Festival, the Sid Valley Ring trail was conceived through a collaborative effort between Sidmouth Town Council and the Sid Vale Association, utilising pre-existing footpaths that wind around the town. This thoughtfully marked pathway…

This 5-mile circular walk showcases the regency town of Sidmouth. You'll start the trail taking in views across the Sid valley, part of the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site, before walking down into Sidmouth town through the woods and fields of Salcombe Hill…

Alternatively, you can explore places like the Pebblebed Heath, the River Otter Estuary and Nature Reserve, Seaton Wetlands and the East Devon Way, among others. There are also the South West Coast Path routes which will give you a chance to see the Jurassic Coast in a whole new way and the amazing beaches and of course the array of attractions, perfect for the whole family.

Excited for English Tourism Week in East Devon? Explore some of the region’s towns and villages and find the perfect base for your adventures.

Book your accommodation now and spend time discovering this gem in England’s crown.