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Salcombe Hill Walk

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Address: Car Park Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth EX10 0NY, England
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This moderate 2.8 mile walk starts from Salcombe Hill, high above Sidmouth....

This moderate 2.8 mile walk starts from Salcombe Hill, high above Sidmouth. You drop through woodland to the path beside the River Sid. At the seafront, a shingle ridge provides a buffer zone between the sea and town. Zigzag up the hill, above the towering red cliffs, to bring you up to a viewpoint with breathtaking views out over Lyme Bay and the famous cliffs of the Jurassic Coast.

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Beautiful Sea Views and Woodlands....

This really is a beautiful walk and must be done if visiting Salcombe. Obviously, there is a large hill to climb so don't do it if your not able or fit but the views walking up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is a beautiful walk and must be done if visiting Salcombe. Obviously, there is a large hill to climb so don't do it if your not able or fit but the views walking up and on the top are really breath-taking. If you do get a little tired there are plenty of benches to get your breath back... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This three and a half mile walk is not for everyone as it is quite exhausting in parts but well worth doing if you are fit and we had the pleasure of seeing vast areas of bluebells, being early May

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily reached from the National Trust car park this walking area gives wonderful views along the coastal path

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Thank Q0FE
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

You can park at the top os Salcombe Hill and walk from the carpark in many directions. There are woodlands and grasslands to still through. The coastal area walk is beautiful with the best views of Sidmouth bay to be found anywhere. It is a delightful area to bring a picnic , spread a blanket and relax.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A group of us enjoyed a short walk in this area as part of a navigation course. The footpaths were easy to follow and well signposted.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Footpath to Salcombe from the sea front, was well marked with some spectacular views from the cliff over looking Sidmouth Bay. The path climbs steeply through some pretty woods where bluebells were just beginning and onto the cliff top by the Salcombe Hill Car Park. Start of many coastal footpaths and walks maintained by the NT

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is incredibly steep and strenuous but worth it for the views. Incorporates some excellent circular walks as well.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Walked up this hill on a recent visit to Sidmuoth. I am not a walker so did find it quite hard as it is very steep but when you get to the top the views of Sidmouth bay are breath-taking. There are a couple of places you can stop to get your breath back before going onwards and upwards. Lovely... More 

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Sidmouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The walk up Salcombe Hill is very steep. There are two stopping places to sit down before reaching the steps for the final assent. Once at the top the views of Sidmouth, and the coastline are truly breathtaking. Lovely walk through the woods and not to be missed when the bluebells are out.

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Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

good parking.lovely walk,circular. The views are not to be missed absolutely stunning.went at sunset but i guess all times are amazing

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