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Great ideas for walks in the Sid Valley

  • by JW

56 miles of pathways


The weather might have spoiled, but we still need to get out every day for some fresh air – even if it is with an umbrella.

And there are lots of suggestions out there of where to go and what to do on these walks in the SId Valley, as part of our daily exercise which we’re being encouraged to do:


Sid Valley RIng Walk

This well signed journey around the Sid Valley has been set up to encourage more walking in the area and secondly to show walkers what a fantastic range of buildings and scenery the Sid Valley has to offer.

Sid Valley RIng Walk |


Tree Trails from the Sidmouth Arboretum

The Sid Valley has 56 miles of pathways, maintained by the Parish Paths Partnership to enable you to explore this section of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Also the valley is crossed by two long distance paths, the East Devon Way, and the South West Coast Path.

Tree Trails |


Explore the AONB

It’s easy to find walks and trails to enjoy – take a journey through the East Devon AONB and discover what makes it so special.

Walking | East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Walks around Sidmouth on the South Coast Path

The regency resort of Sidmouth is the jewel of East Devon nestling beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. Explore the coastal corridor with these walks along and around the South West Coast Path.

Walks around Sidmouth |


Walking in the countryside at Sidmouth with the National Trust

Important notice – All our car parks are now closed.

BUT: Discover the Byes: One of the jewels of Sidmouth running from Sidmouth to Sidford. It’s a mixture of parkland, wild flower meadows, fields and farmland with a combination of footpaths and cycle tracks winding their way along the River Sid.

Sidmouth countryside | National Trust


The FIVE best Sidmouth ‎Hiking Trails

There are steep climbs which were difficult for everyone but the surface of the paths are good and there are steps at the steeper parts.

Hiking Trails in Sidmouth‎ |


Here are some recommendations from hotels – sadly closed but their suggestions are still very good and very detailed:

Walks around Sidmouth |

A range of routes for walking in Sidmouth |


Plus, if you don’t linger too long, but pause to read a bit on your stroll:

Popular Sidmouth Blue Plaque trail Walk – Pinns