For those who walk
The following extract is taken from the 1965 Sidmouth Town Guide published by the then Sidmouth Urban District Council
Many a pleasant walk may be enjoyed without any elaborate directions, merely by following and exploring the numerous, mostly sign posted, lanes and footpaths. For those preferring some guidance, we make a few suggestions.
Ascend Peak Hill, using the cliff fields as far as possible, then out onto the road (or take a bus). Turn right at the footpath and walk along Mutters Moor. The air up here is good and so is the view. When the track forks, bear left and the flinty path will lead you to ‘Keble’s Seat’.
Here John Keble is said to have composed the hymn “Sun of my Soul”. There is an impressive view to the west with the tors of Dartmoor in the far distance. Turn right and the footpath will now take you past the golf links, under overhanging beech trees, till you bear right onto a surfaced lane. Carry on and shortly to your left
you will pass the Keepers Cottages. Just a little further on, turn right, into Bickwell Valley and continues straight on till reaching the promenade.
Another walk commencing this time from the top of Peak Hill. Go through the iron gate on the left and along the path leading to the cliff edge. Bear right and follow the footpath, with its striking views of the cliffs and sea right up and over High Peak and so to Ladram Bay. It may be considered worthwhile to study previously the timetables so that the return journey may be made by bus.