Sidmouth Celebrates

Over the weekend of April 1st and 2nd, Sidmouth will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the South West Coast Path Association, thanks to the generous support of the Town Council, Visit Sidmouth and Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays.

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Runs, walks, cycling, paddling and rowing all to enjoy the Coast Path and our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Timetable of all events happening over the weekend can be found here.

Events to take part in:

Running Events

  • JP’s Exe to Axe. ‘…a brute of a race with some outstanding views’. A tough 22 miles and around 4000 feet of ascent along the coast path.
  • Sweetcombe Marathon. A self navigating race using GPS trackers along the route of JP’s Exe to Axe with an extra inland loop up the River Otter. Sponsored by Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays.
  • Junior fun Run. Peak Hill to the Ham with obstacles in the field above Jacobs Ladder.

Walking Events

Fitness Event

  • Senior Dash and Splash, Slip and Slide. From the Ham and heading to the beach at Jacobs Ladder for a “sea workout”. Then onto the field for obstacles and a slide. Having fun with every opportunity of getting wet and muddy.

Clubs planning or supporting activities. Please see the Timetable for further information or contact the clubs directly.


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