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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Winter walks in East Devon

Brush off those cobwebs and clear your head this winter with these walks around Sidmouth and East Devon. With links to the South West Coast Path, the Jurassic Coast Walk and the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are plenty of incredible walks to enjoy around Sidmouth. If you’re in…

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Bring your Dogs to Honiton

Honiton has earned its reputation as a dog-friendly haven. Known for its historic market square, thriving local businesses, and picturesque surroundings, Honiton offers a warm welcome not only to its human visitors but also to their four-legged companions. From scenic walks to pet-friendly…

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Discover Ottery St Mary’s Scenic Walks

Ottery St Mary offers a picturesque setting for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and enjoy. With its rolling countryside, scenic riverbanks, and historic landmarks, Ottery St Mary is a haven for walkers seeking beautiful landscapes and a sense of tranquillity. Whether you're looking for a leisurely…

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Enjoy a walk through East Devon this spring

With lighter evenings and new flowers blooming, there has never been a better time to enjoy the beauty of East Devon, so why not grab your sturdy shoes and explore with these spring walks? There are plenty of lovely walking routes in and around Sidmouth – you can always head to the Byes or follow…

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Three Walks to Help you Explore Seaton

With Spring on its way, there’s no better time to go out and explore the beauty of Seaton. Nestled along the Jurassic Coast and beside the East Devon AONB, discover East Devon’s Natural Capital. Ranging from beginner strolls to more hikes for the more experienced, find your perfect route. Seaton…

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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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New Tree Trail Walking Guide has been launched

Image of a rainbow over Salcombe Hill: Michael Ginsberg A new Tree Trail Walking Guide has been launched by the Sidmouth Arboretum covering Salcombe Hill and Salcombe Regis. Since its inception, Sidmouth Arboretum has launched a range of free walking guides, including an accessible Town Centre…

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Exploring the Sid Valley: Salcombe Regis

While we love Sidmouth, we also love exploring the rest of the Sid Valley, so while you’re visiting, why not head off the beaten track and see what else the Sid Valley has to offer? Located next to Sidmouth is the coastal village of Salcombe Regis, which is a delightful picturesque location that…

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Explore using East Devon’s newest trail this summer

If you’re visiting East Devon this summer, make sure to set some time aside to explore the region’s newest trail, perfect for walking, rambling and cycling, all while getting the chance to see East Devon at its wildest. The East Devon Trail is a new long-distance and multi-surface route that starts…

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Great dog walking routes in and around Sidmouth

Please note, as the UK is under lockdown restrictions, you are not permitted to travel at this time. These are suggestions for later in the year or for residents already in the local area. If you’re planning a future staycation in Sidmouth or the surrounding area and want to bring your furry friends…

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