Success for Sidmouth’s walking festival

Ramblers gather to take part in the Sidmouth and East Devon Walking Festival.

Ramblers gather to take part in the Sidmouth and East Devon Walking Festival. - Credit: Archant

Ramblers pulled on their boots in their hundreds to take part in the Sidmouth and East Devon Walking Festival.

Organisers have hailed the event as a big success after 494 people booked on to one of the 23 free walks.

The nine-day festival expanded its routes to cover the East Devon region, with ramblers walking as far as Lyme Regis.

It is the first year the festival has worked with the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team.

Karen Whittaker, communications officer from East Devon AONB, said: “We are absolutely delighted the festival has been such a success. The feedback has been excellent and everyone has enjoyed the wide variety of walks on offer.”


You may also want to watch:


Organisers have been planning the event for a year to incorporate expert-led walks and eight specialist interests, offering participants the chance to learn a new skill, such as map reading and foraging, and informative talks about the coast and responsible dog ownership.

Mrs Whittaker added: “We hope the festival will encourage more people to get outside and explore this outstanding area.”

Most Read

The organising committee thanked walk leaders and the ramblers for their participation in making the event a success.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus