If you’re visiting Sidmouth this spring, make sure to spend some time exploring the East Devon Way. With better weather and longer, warmer days on the horizon, now is the perfect time to get out and about and experience the beauty of the wider East Devon area.

One way to enjoy the countryside surrounding Sidmouth is by visiting the East Devon Way – a forty mile walking route that takes you through some of the most beautiful places in the region. The whole trail can be walked in two to six days, but no matter how long your visit or how active you want to be, there are a host of ways to enjoy it.

For those of you staying in Sidmouth, you can easily access the East Devon Way and enjoy a series of walks, including the following:

Sidbury and Buckton Hill Circular
Featuring two steep hills and some spectacular views, this one should be suitable for the majority of walkers.

Sidbury, Harcombe and Sweetcombe
Great for those that love wildlife and plantlife.

Knapp Copse Nature Reserve
Starts at the reserve’s car park and follow the route around the reserve to enjoy views across the sea.

If you’re staying elsewhere in East Devon, there are routes linking Exmouth through to Lyme Regis in Dorset, so there really is something for everyone. Find a host of walks, including a guide book on the East Devon Way website here. https://www.eastdevonway.org.uk/

If you’re a fan or walking or in the area on a walking holiday, don’t forget to visit the TIC and pick up the latest Visit Sidmouth Town Map which features several local walking routes. Alternatively, view it online here.