Sidmouth to Budleigh Salterton Walk
This walk takes you along a lovely section of the South West Coast Path from Sidmouth to Budleigh. It's about a 7 mile walk on mostly flat paths with one moderate climb near the start.
The walk starts on the sea front in Sidmouth and follow the waymarked trail south west along the beach to the popular Ladram Bay. This opening section also climbs to High Peak, an elevated area about a mile south west of the town. It's over 500 feet above sea level so there are fine views over the surrounding countryside and coast. At Ladram Bay you will find a series of photogenic sandstone sea stacks in a lovely bay with a small beach.
The trail continues south past Chiselbury Bay before coming to the River Otter and the Otter Estuary just outside Budleigh. It's a scenic spot with lots of wildlife to look out for in the estuary. Shortly after crossing the river you will arrive in Budleigh Salterton where the route finishes.
Sidmouth to Budleigh Salterton Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Sidmouth to Budleigh Salterton Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Sidmouth to Budleigh Salterton Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Sidmouth to Budleigh Salterton Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area, head east along the coast path to visit Branscombe and Beer on the Sidmouth to Beer Walk. This passes the splendid Donkey Sanctuary in Salcombe Regis. This free tourist attraction includes a series of walkways taking you around the site and providing plenty of opportunities to interact with the resident donkeys. There's also a fine restaurant with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.