The South West Coast Path takes in some pretty invigorating sights and landmarks, but few are as fascinating as the section of Jurassic Coast that runs between Sidmouth and Seaton in East Devon. This 10 mile walk follows the cliff tops, and although it includes some steep climbs, the views of the 200 million year old coastline along the way make it one of the most popular sections of the whole path.
The walk passes through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it’s one of those routes that look beautiful no matter what the season. Make sure you pause every now and then to take in the views (and get your breath back) and keep your eyes peeled for the odd peregrine falcon as you go.
If you walk this section during spring or summer you’ll be greeted by a carpet of colourful wild flowers when you reach Branscombe’s red cliffs, and the air will be dotted with butterflies. You’ll see the fascinating way the geology transforms as you near Beer, when the red earth from the Triassic period gives way to white chalk, so this is a unique stretch of coast path that’s well worth the challenge.