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SIDMOUTH

Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coast

The sandstone cliffs change colour with the path of the sun, from brilliant red to burnt umber, contrasting with the lush green sheep-dotted pastures inland and the blue haze of the sea. This is fine rambling country.

Sidmouth is ideally sited for wonderful scenic walking both coastal and inland. As well as the 95 mile long Jurassic Coast shoreline there are numerous trails along the Exe and Axe Estuaries, the East Devon Way and many other circular walks. Sidmouth is on the South West Coast Path at the mouth of the Sid Valley between the red rock cliffs of Peak and Salcombe Hills rising 500ft above the village. Visitors have been coming here since the late 18th century, building cottages which became Georgian mansions and enjoying the views from the beachfront Regency esplanade across Lyme Bay to the isle of Portland in the east and Berry Head promontory and Brixham to the west.

Walks lead off in all directions; the magnificent cliff top coastal trails; and there are extensive moorland and lowland heath country rich in wildlife to explore and centuries of local history to encounter.

 

We are based in an ideal location to explore both the Devon coast and also the inland area of down and heathland. The Otter River adds contrast to the coastal walking.

 

Local highlights include the Donkey Sanctuary, a short walk to the east of Sidmouth, along the coastal path. We also visit Otterton on the banks of the River Otter, oddly the home for Britain’s only population of wild beaver.

 

You might also be interested in the Jurassic Coast Path as a holiday for independent walkers as a part of our Load Off Your Back self-guided holiday programme.






WALKING GRADES


Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain. Many of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well. Half day walk will involve about 3 hours or walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.




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    Sidmouth (Grade 4)
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    03 Sep 2017
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    Sidmouth Bitesize Break (Grade 4)
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  • Itinerary
    03 Sep 2017 - 08 Sep 2017

    Day 1 - Sidmouth
    Independent arrival to the Sidholme Hotel in Sidmouth.

    Day 2 - Sidmouth
    Four days guided walking of Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coast.

    Day 6 - -
    Departure from hotel after breakfast


  • Accommodation
    Sidholme Hotel

    We stay at the Sidholme Hotel, an elegant Georgian mansion set within 9 acres of beautiful grounds and just a short stroll from the seafront and Jurassic Coast. The mansion was originally built for the 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire and was known as Richmond Lodge; it’s now been welcoming guests for 80 years. 

    It is particularly noted for its magnificent Music Room with chandeliers and Gothic style organ. The hotel has a good size indoor heated swimming pool, fair trade coffee shop and restaurant. A buffet style breakfast is served everyday.

    Rooms have a simple country house style and come with en-suite facilities, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers.

    Free internet is available.

    Please note that single rooms without supplements are subject to availability.

     

  • What's Included

    PRICE INCLUDES:

    • Half board en suite accommodation.
    • All local transport to and from the walks.

    Prices based on sharing a twin room with en-suite facilities. No Single Room Supplement.


  • Holiday Highlights
    HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Walking the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site
    • Based at an elegant Regency town by the sea
    • Superb coastal and inland walking


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    NO Single Room Supplement for Solo & Single Travellers

    The availability of single rooms is limited, as is the number if single rooms available without supplement.

    If booking online, for holidays advertised with no single room supplement, if you book a place in a twin room you should not assume that this room will be allocated for your sole use.

    We may be able to obtain additional single rooms or allocate a twin room or double room for sole use, however an additional cost may be levied.

    Share a twin room with another solo traveller
    You can often avoid a single supplement if you are willing to share a twin room with another group member of the same sex, as we can accommodate this on most holidays. Sharers are required to adhere to a no-smoking policy and to reasonable norms of behaviour. If we are unable to find you a suitable sharer, we may allocate you a single room at no additional cost.


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    Planning a holiday for a group? For a quote or to simply enquire about the possibility of booking this holiday for your Walking Group please fill out the enquiry form below and our dedicated Private Group Department will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

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