Sidford - White Cross - Sidbury - Sidford

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Sidford - Hollow Head Cross - White Cross - Sidbury - Stevens Cross - Sidford

The walk starts and ends in Sidford, whose facilities include a convenience store, toilets, post office, chemist, fish and chip shop and pub.

Initially, the path goes through farmland, then up to a woodland nature reserve. This is a pleasant area free from visitor centres and information boards. Leaving the reserve, a spectacular view is seen over Ottery St Mary (birthplace of Samuel Taylor Coleridge) to Dartmoor in the far distance.

Next, it's down to Sidbury, which has many Listed buildings in addition to the Norman church, built on Saxon foundations. Guided tours of the church are available in the summer. Opposite is the Red Lion pub, which keeps to traditional opening hours. In September there is an annual fair that has been run, off and on, since 1291. For more information try

The path continues up through more woodland before descending back to Sidford, with views over the valley to the sea.

England - South West England - Devon - Countryside


Birds, Church, Food Shop, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
7/4/2013 - KAY SWIFT

Very good walk; instructions clear and easy to follow. The first climb to Core Hill Wood was well worth it for the excellent views. The second climb also had an excellent view across to the sea. However the climb was very difficult (Grid Ref 10) - the section through the trees being steep and not firm underground. If it is wet it could become muddy and slippery and there is a similar route to descend !! This part can be avoided (Grid Ref 9) and it would still be an excellent walk.

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