One of the best things about visiting Sidmouth and the surrounding area in the autumn is the chance to see the colours changing in the trees and the open areas of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Here are some of our favourite places to see the golden and red leaves and the autumnal plants while in the Sidmouth area.

East Devon Way

This 40 mile walking and cycling route has plenty of tracks and trails for you to explore with guidebooks and downloadable directions so you can truly enjoy the very best views and learn more about the region. The route runs all the way from Exmouth to Lyme Regis and covers 8 villages and 5 rivers. With linear and circular walks, you can have a different experience each time and with the abundance of wildlife to see, you can truly see the seasons change with every visit.

The South West Coast Path

As the longest National Path in the UK, the South West Coast Path is a great way to experience the Jurassic Coast and with a host of different routes, all giving you incredible views of the Jurassic Coast and the changing water.


The Jurassic Coast Trail

Linking Sidmouth and Seaton, this is another option for those who want a day trip with some amazing regional views. The route is just under nine miles and takes you through National Trust land and Berry Camp, where you can see the autumnal colours in the trees and other seasonal plants.


Sid Valley Ring


A slightly longer one, the Sid Valley Ring is a 13 mile circular walk and features plenty of signs giving you a hint to the area’s rich history as you explore. As well as a chance to pass through Sidbury and Salcombe Regis where you can get a taste of autumn, you’ll also get a chance to see around 30 of the region’s top attractions.


East Devon AONB

The perfect location for anyone who really wants to immerse themselves in nature and with a variety of walking and cycling trails you can find something gentle or something challenging, depending on your mood. The AONB features several conservation areas and protected sights with plenty of trees showing off those russet and gold leaves to enjoy.


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