Steep and Deep in the Sid Valley
Start: Sidbury CP, (OS 115 SY 139 918), 400m ascent, 8 miles, 4 hours.
This walk starts and ends on some of the highest sections of the East Devon Way, promising good views on a clear day. We begin with a wander through the pretty village of Sidbury, followed by a gradual climb up to White Cross overlooking the Otter Valley. Then we go along the ridge to Fire Beacon Hill and down past Burscombe Farm to Sidford. A fairly steep ascent to the top of Buckton Hill is followed by a decidedly steep descent back into Sidbury, hopefully in time for a well-earned drink in the Red Lion. Bring a picnic lunch.
Walk Leader: Jon Roseway, 01395 488739/ 07887 936280