With its abundance of beautiful countryside, East Devon is the perfect place to see the seasons change. Sidmouth is one of the best places to be if you love spring flowers, especially when the millions of daffodils start flowering above the coast. If you want to know the best places to catch some spring flowers, here are some of our favourite walks where you can find spring flowers and catch the first glimpses of spring.
Blackbury Camp is pretty famous for being the place to go to see the bluebells when they are in season. Managed by the English Heritage, this former hill fort is thought to date back to the 4th century BC, it is a popular spot for picnics and families because of the various trails and paths, most of which are level but there are some uneven areas.
You can find plenty of bluebells along this route towards the South West Coast Path too. There is a car park, run by the National Trust, at the start of the walk and by following the signs towards the coast, you can catch sight of some incredible displays of spring flowers.
Outside of Sidmouth, near Seaton, you’ll find Holyford Woods, one of the oldest woodlands in the whole of England. There are a carpet of bluebells to be found here too and if you visit towards the start of summer, you can take part in Bluebell Day where you can enjoy walks and family activities. There are lots of different trails to explore through the woods and plenty of spring time wildlife to see as it is also a nature reserve.
Have you caught any photos of spring emerging in Sidmouth? Make sure to post them to Instagram and to tag us, @visitsidmouth – we love seeing your pictures!