If you want to see Spring in bloom, there are plenty of pretty places in and around Sidmouth for you to enjoy the new buds and the spring flowers that mark the start of a new season. From daffs to crocuses to bluebells, you can find them all within easy reach of Sidmouth.
Of course, you’ll find plenty of spring wildflowers in the Byes and around the River Sid, but here are a few other suggestions of places to visit.
Starting off in Sidmouth, Salcombe Hill has plenty of spring flowers all along its walking trail. The land is managed by the National Trust and has parts of the South West Coast Path going across it, where you can see incredible views across the bay. There is also a car park at the bottom of the hill for anyone who wants to make a day trip out of it and spend some time enjoying the blooms.
Located on the outskirts of Sidmouth, this old hill fort is managed by English Heritage and has plenty of level walks and open areas perfect for enjoying the open air. The whole area is full of spring flowers at this time of year.
If it’s bluebells you’re after, visit Holyford Woods, this nature reserve is one of the oldest woodlands in England and is blanketed in bluebells at this time of year. You’ll find the reserve in Colyton, outside Seaton, which is also located on the Jurassic Coast and isn’t far from Sidmouth.
A la Ronde
This National Trust site can be found in Exmouth just a little further along the Jurassic Coast from Sidmouth. It is a fascinating place to visit all year around, as it is the county’s only 16 sided house. The grounds are full of seasonal flowers and there are plenty of lovely places to walk around and enjoy the outdoors.
Remember, there are still covid restrictions in place, even as some are being lifted. Please follow all local guidance and check for guest limitations and other information before visiting. You can find all the latest on the road out of lockdown here: gov.uk/coronavirus