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A Wheel Friendly Walk along the River Sid, Sidmouth Devon

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River Sid
© Holly Brega
River Sid
© Holly Brega
River Sid
© Holly Brega

Walk Details

The Byes, is a hidden gem in Sidmouth, Devon. It is a walk that follows the River Sid, from the town centre to Sidford. The track is a mixture of footpaths and cycle trails and is barrier free, making it a walk ideal for buggies and all types of wheelchair.

There are meadows and meandering paths to explore which are very dog friendly. This traffic free walk is great for children, with plenty of bridges for a game of Pooh Sticks.

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There is an adventure play area too and plenty of seating along the way to rest weary feet. It is a lovely place to visit whatever time of year.

In the summer the meadows are awash with bright colours of wildflower whilst in autumn the woodlands are bursting with rich hues of oranges and browns.

Access TOG’s Verdict
This is a pleasant and quiet walk through the woods and meadows which follows the course of the river. It is a very easy walk. It is ideal for everyone – young or old, whatever your ability. A perfect end to this lovely walk is by taking a traditional Devon cream tea at Sidholme Hotel.

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Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".