Looking to the east from Sidmouth’s seafront, the eye is drawn towards the enormous red cliffs towering up from the beach down below, forming one of the most dramatic stretches of this fiery-hued coast. The name of the town is derived from the River Sid, and there is a large riverside park called The Byes for which funding is being sought to develop it into a rich habitat for wildlife.
Probably the biggest and best known event in Sidmouth’s annual calendar is its Folk Week, which takes place in the height of summer. The festival takes place in a variety of venues around the town, and very family-friendly including activities such as music and dance workshops and art and craft activities.
For a list of events in Sidmouth, see here.
Map of the area.
|Photo by Ian James Cox, via Wikimedia Commons|