Visit Sidmouth Blog

Welcome to the Visit Sidmouth blog! 

Whether you are a first time visitor to the East Devon area or a resident, our blog is the perfect place to find top tips for travel around the county, ideas and inspiration for your stay and all the latest news. Here you'll find news and features from Visit Sidmouth and our partners at Visit Budleigh Salterton, Visit Seaton, Visit Ottery St Mary and Visit Honiton. 

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Meet the residents | Ottery’s beavers

Did you know that the River Otter is one of the only places in the UK with wild, free ranging beavers? At one time, beavers were pretty widespread across the UK, but around 500 years ago, they were hunted into extinction, with sightings being incredibly rare and any beavers spotted, being traced…

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Great dog walking spots around East Devon

We all know a dog is for life and not just for Christmas, but if you happen to be in the area around Christmas with your dog, here are a couple of great places to head for a walk in and around Sidmouth. Did you know that Sidmouth is one of the most dog friendly places to visit in East Devon? Well it…

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Follow the snowman trail at Seaton Wetlands

The whole family can have fun at Seaton Wetlands over the Christmas period. During the school holidays, there will be 12 wooden snowmen, like the ones above, hiding around the reserve. Seaton Wetlands is made up of four main sites: Seaton Marshes, Black Hole Marsh, Colyford Common and Stafford…

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Great winter walks in East Devon

Image: Paul Clayden Just because the year is coming to a close doesn’t mean that the adventures need to! There are still plenty of great things to enjoy across East Devon at this time of year – being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lasts an eternity after all! With everyone counting the…

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Great autumn walks in and around Sidmouth

Sidmouth and the wider East Devon area are some of the best places to visit in the autumn months, with the UK’s only civic arboretum and a host of beautiful walks, this is the perfect place to enjoy the changing of the seasons. Here you can enjoy the golden colours of the trees, the dramatic…

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Bluebell Week a resounding success

This spring, East Devon Council ran their first ever Bluebell Week, encouraging everyone to get out and about and enjoy the spring flowers around East Devon. During Bluebell Week, they ran 11 events, including successful guided walks of the region's nature reserves and family spring crafts at Seaton…

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Tree Week in Sidmouth

The team at Sidmouth Arboretum have organised three guided walks and two talks for this year's Tree Week. This year's events include: Monday, 17th May, 10.30 am - Walk from the museum covering Bickwell Valley and the Knowle. Tuesday, 18th May, 11 am - Zoom talk with Cafè Scientifique, discussing…

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Valley of a million bulbs returns to Sidmouth

Sidmouth is awash with colour as millions of yellow daffodils have bloomed – gaining the attention of national news outlets, including the Daily Mail and ITV. The amazing display is all thanks to Keith Owen, who left his life savings to Sidmouth’s Sid Vale Association in 2007 on the stipulation that…

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