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Excellent days walking be prepared it's up and down. Especially if you walk down to Salcombe mouth... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Lovely walk, you have a choice of paths going down to Sidmouth or longer one which takes you to... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Kate K
Worthing, United Kingdom
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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...more
Car Park Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth EX10 0NY, England
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Excellent days walking be prepared it's up and down. Especially if you walk down to Salcombe mouth then circle back. Still enjoy

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank trevis0
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Lovely walk, you have a choice of paths going down to Sidmouth or longer one which takes you to Beer or shorter down the hill to the beach which is empty

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

There are several walks around this area... would definitely recommend checking a map before heading out.....some flat well prepared shorter routes and plenty of longer more hilly walks We tried to follow earlier advice.... dropping down the steep stairs and back up the easier route...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike D
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is a 5 km walk from just near past Observatory on Salcombe Hill east of the town. Most walkers go across field and down to the village of Salcombe Regis. To actually reach the village you need to go slightly up the road where...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rosemary P
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Expected a gentle stroll but friend developed pains in old knees and we gave the full tour a miss . Undulating coastal paths though very very pretty really are no place for dodgy knees ....

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Conti1964
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We did this walk on a very cold but dry and sunny day in February. It was delightful but be warned as there are 92 steps down to the beach itself and it felt like an awful lot more coming back up again! Definitely worth...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ChristinaBirtles
Reviewed 14 February 2018

lovely vista over the jurassic coastline,not too muddy after recent heavy rain,easy walk for us good run around for the dogs

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BruceL1454
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Parked the car and decided to have a walk..... have done this walk many times and always astounded by the views. You can walk into Sidmouth which is all down hill, so remember when walking back it’s all up hill, there are more amazing views...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MontieDevon
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We parked in the National Trust car park and then did a circular walk of 4-5 miles which took us down into Sidmouth and then through the Byes riverside park. Getting back up to the top of the hill is a bit of a slog!...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank anm53
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Walked this hill not expecting such exertion!! However, the views were amazing and well worth the walk.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kenneth D
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29 October 2015|
Response from SW_Coast_Path_Team | Property representative |
Red sandstone. Google red rocks of Sidmouth for more details.