As the season changes and the days get longer it is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore the East Devon Countryside. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for Devon coastal walks along The Jurassic Coast or a leisurely stroll taking in the sights and wildlife in the beautiful surroundings.
Sidbury,Harcombe & Sweetcombe circular walk
One of Sweetcombe’s favourite (can you guess why?) This moderate circular walk, partly on the East Devon Way, starts and finishes in the village of Sidbury. The walk takes you through the valleys and farmland where a traditional Devon dairy herd of Friesians call home. Along the walk, be sure to check out St Giles Church to find the Saxon crypt and Norman diaper work. The geographers amongst you will appreciate the dissected plateau where the Sid and Roncombe Valleys join, divided by Pen Hill. Nestle yourself in the lovely village life of Sidbury by staying in one of our cottages, the fabulous thatched cobb cottage, Jubilee Cottage, sleeps 8 in 4 rooms.
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The Byes Sidmouth
A picturesque two-mile stroll along the River Sid. If you are a regular to Sidmouth, you will know many of our properties have easy access to the Byes. Starting in the village of Sidford to the Sidmouth Toll house and into the heart of Sidmouth. There are many fields and meadows surrounding the river to stop off and enjoy the area and is also a favourite of your four-legged friends. Along the way take time to read the informative boards on the local flowers and wildlife.
South West Coast Path
There are so many beautiful sections of the coastal path to enjoy; one of our favourites is Branscombe, one of the longest villages in the country, to the small fishing village of Beer. Park either at the beach car park or the Branscombe Village car park by the town hall and walk down the track to the beach. With the sea in front of you, to your left find the kissing gate by the stream and walk up the field on to the coast path. Soak up the sea air and take in the breath-taking scenery and if you’ve built up a thirst walking along the stunning coastal cliffs, then there are many places to refuel in the village!
River Otter, Budleigh to Otterton
You can park in the large Lime Kiln car park at Budleigh. Starting from the car park, walk away from the sea taking the path along the River Otter. Follow the path until you reach a road, turn right over the bridge then take the first left up a track, follow the river using the path. This is a lovely stroll along the tranquil river passing through wildlife-rich nature reserves, if you’re lucky enough you may even spot an Otter or a Kingfisher. End in Otterton village which has a history back to Saxon times with Otterton Mill, still a working flour mill. Make sure you stop off in the award-winning café for a slice of home-made cake or a delicious cream tea. We have some lovely cottages in Otterton such as Cloud Nine and Streamside both of which are pet friendly.
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These are some of our best walks in Devon, our team always like to recommend their other favourite activities and things to do in Devon, so do get in touch. We a have a great selection of properties to access many walks straight from the doorstep, from town houses to chocolate box cottages in the countryside.