East Devon

Exmouth to Lyme Regis along the Jurassic Coastline of the South West Coast Path.

4 to 5 nights
30 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate

From £345 per person

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About this route

East Devon's coastline is a colourful one, its red sandstone cliffs contrasting vividly with the lush green of the surrounding countryside. The path winds east from Exmouth to the old port of Lyme Regis, known for the multitude of fossils encased in the cliffs.

On its way it visits Branscombe, with its whitewashed cob and thatch cottages, Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, and the old fishing village of Beer, where colourful inshore trawlers are launched from the pebbly beach.

 

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Exmouth to Lyme Regis
30 miles (48 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Following the red cliffs of the Jurassic Coastline.

Spotting a variety of wildlife, from coastal birds, such as redshank and curlews, to foxes and roe deer.

Visiting old fishing villages and picturesque towns.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
EDEV1 From Exmouth to Lyme Regis 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate£345
EDEV2 From Exmouth to Lyme Regis 5 nights, 4 days walking Easy / Moderate£430

East Devon 4 nights, 3 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Exmouth where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Exmouth to Sidmouth. 13 miles (20.5km)

Day 2

Sidmouth to Seaton. 9 miles (14.5km)

Day 3

Seaton to Lyme Regis. 8 miles (13km)

Finish

Depart from Lyme Regis after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Lyme Regis)
£60.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 4 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

An extra night is the best way to ensure that you have time to explore the sights and sounds of the East Devon Coast.

The charming seaside resort of Sidmouth is worth considering for a rest day. There are some lovely walks inland from the delightful village of Beer.

Lyme Regis, with its beautiful harbour, interesting museum, fine old buildings, literary connections and its fossil-rich cliffs is an excellent choice for an extra night.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Lyme Regis)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 30 miles (48 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 8 miles (13 km)
Maximum daily distance: 13 miles (20.5 km)
Code: EDEV1 Grade: Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Exmouth
End of holiday: Lyme Regis

Route Profile

East Devon Route Profile

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent with your full holiday pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Exeter and Bristol.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Exmouth). The nearest rail station to the end of the trail (Lyme Regis) is at Axminster (about 6 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Exmouth and from Lyme Regis.

From London - Trains from London Paddington station to Exmouth.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail is to catch a bus/taxi from Lyme Regis to Axminster rail station. From there take a train to Exmouth.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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