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Hiking in Sidmouth

East Devon is one of the best places in the UK to enjoy walks and hikes. With its mix of dramatic coastal paths, varied countryside habitats and riverside trails it is the perfect place to get back to nature and experience our exceptional natural environment

The interactive Rights of Way Map will help all walkers plan routes from and to Sidmouth. 

Visit the East Devon Natural Landscape (AONB) 

The countryside surrounding Sidmouth and including much of the Sid Valley has been designated a Natural Landscape (AONB). Open to the public, the Natural Landscape features many protected sites and conservation areas that are free to explore on foot or by bike. You’ll find a variety of walking trails and routes that are signposted around the area for you to follow offering a variety of experiences from the gentle to the more challenging.  

Pick up maps and recommendations by visiting the Tourist Information Centre in the town centre.  

The South West Coast Path 

As the longest National Path in the UK, the South West Coast Path offers something new every time you visit. In Sidmouth and the surrounding area, there are various access points allowing you to come and go as you please. While you can easily spend all day following the path, you can choose as long or as short a route as you like and with much of it easily accessible and off road, it is perfect for families with children or those who want something gentler.  

You can find walks in and around Sidmouth along the South West Coast Path here

For a moderately challenging walk, why not follow the Jurassic Coast trail from Sidmouth to Seaton? At just under 9 miles long, this is the perfect walk for those looking for a day trip that takes in some of the most beautiful views of the region.  

The route takes you from Sidmouth towards Salcombe Hill and then over Salcombe Mouth and a climb up Dunscombe Cliff, inland at Weston Mouth and then up again to Coxe’s Cliff which has spectacular views of the coast. You’ll head down to Berry Camp and through National Trust Land to Branscombe, continuing on to the village of Beer and then finishing in Seaton.  

Find more details of this walk online here

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Inspiration across Sidmouth

Join in with walks and hikes

The Sidmouth & East Devon Walking Festival runs each September The Programme of walks for this year’s festival can be seen here. We can confirm that we will be walking The East Devon Way in 5 stages 14th – 20th September 2024. This year we will walk it from Exmouth to Lyme Regis. The…