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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
This departure: Grade 4
Independent arrival to the Sidholme Hotel in Sidmouth. Check in is from 2pm. Meet your tour leader at approximately 6.30pm in the hotel for a briefing before dinner.
Four days guided walking of Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coast. Dinner each evening is in the hotel restaurant.
Our proposed itinerary for the holiday is as follows;
Coastal walk to Otterton via Mutters Moor and Ladram Bay) - Should the weather be clear we will ascend the short stony path to High Peak where the expansive view of Lyme Bay will open up before us.
After Ladram Bay we head inland to the pretty village of Otterton for lunch where there is a pub and a tea room. There is the option at this point to catch the hourly service bus back to Sidmouth.
We will then return to the coast path after walking along the river Otter, now famous for its wild beavers and cross countryside to gently descend into Sidmouth continuing along the seafront back to our hotel. About 9.5 miles and 1902 feet of ascent. The half day walk is about 5 miles and 1132 feet of ascent.
Coastal walk going east and inland to the Donkey Sanctuary - This is a hilly walk and may feel like a higher grade walk due to this, but we will be rewarded with superb coastal scenery of the famous Jurassic Coast. The lunch stop will be at the Donkey Sanctuary at Weston where there are refreshment facilities as well as many animals to look at. Buses go back to Sidmouth from here, but the inland return route via Salcombe Regis is mostly downhill and is easy walking. About 7.5 miles and 1676 feet of ascent. The distance to the Donkey Sanctuary is 4.5 miles and 1568 feet of ascent.
Classic Jurassic Coastline - Today we catch the service bus that takes us to the downs above the town of Seaton. We then cross typical Devon rolling countryside before descending into the attractive seaside town of Beer. We then join the magnificent coastal path taking us west to Branscombe Mouth where there is a café by the beach where we can take our lunch. In the afternoon we return to Beer by an inland route where we will again join the coast path which takes us into Seaton. There should be time to look around the town or take in some refreshment before catching the bus back to Sidmouth. About 8 miles and 1866 feet of ascent.
We have other walks to choose from, both inland and coastal walks, all at similar distances as the walks mentioned above. Your leader will discuss with you the walks programme in more detail.
Departure from hotel after breakfast. Check out is by 10.30am.
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