3.5 of 5 (16 votes)

Exmouth to Sidmouth

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in Devon, England, about 19.20km (11.93 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 184m (603ft)
Descent 186m (610ft)
Max. Elevation 140m (459ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 370m (1213ft)
Distance 19.20km
Duration ~6:00h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 28 Apr 2015
This is one of the most enjoyable sections of the Jurassic Coast. The red cliffs between Exmouth and Sidmouth provide wonderful views as you head over the clifftops. Some sections are quite steep, but there is nothing too challenging. It's possible to connect this with the walk from Sidmouth to Seaton for a two-day option. The bus services along the coast make it easy to get to the start and finish, and there is also a train from Exeter to Exmouth.

Walk Functions


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The Jurassic Coast from Sidmouth to Seaton

★★★★★ ★★★★★
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Walk Map

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Start at Exmouth, on the Avocet Line (www.avocetline.org.uk). There are also regular buses to Exmouth from Exeter and nearby towns.
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Follow directions to the town's busy seafront.
About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
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Continue along the beachfront past The Maer. At the end of the main beach, take the steps heading up the cliff.
About 1.02 km (~0.63 miles) from
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The clifftop path winds through the gorse bushes and to the Geoneedle: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/exmouth
About 1.07 km (~0.66 miles) from
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The path heads inland at Sandy Bay.
About 1.60 km (~0.99 miles) from
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Back along the clifftop at The Floors.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
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Continue into the town of Budleigh Salterton, sticking to the coastal path.
About 3.46 km (~2.15 miles) from
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The path heads inland for a stretch, to cross the river.
About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
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Return to Otterton Ledge and continue along the coast, with dramatic views of the red cliffs.
About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from
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This is the finest section of the walk, with dramatic sea views as you head towards Sidmouth.
About 1.62 km (~1.01 miles) from
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Pass through the large caravan park at Ladram Bay.
About 1.72 km (~1.07 miles) from
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The path splits at Peak Hill, with the right-hand fork leading into Sidmouth.
About 2.22 km (~1.38 miles) from
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Finish up in Sidmouth. There are buses from here back to Exeter (near Exmouth).
About 2.06 km (~1.28 miles) from

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