Hop on the Sidmouth Hopper

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Sidmouth’s free hopper bus is back for summer 2016.

This free hail and ride service covers a 50-minute route around Sidmouth town and the Sid Valley.

You can hop on and hop off the bus as much as you like and use it to explore Sidmouth’s key attractions.

Mutters Moor and Peak Hill – an area of outstanding natural beauty with many tracks and paths for walking. You’ll find stunning coastal views at Peak Hill.

Salcombe Hill– a six-mile circular walk, which takes in the World Heritage coastline, valleys and woodland.Norman Lockyer Observatory – the observatory is situated on Salcombe Hill. Named after a Victorian amateur astronomer who retired to Sidmouth the observatory is regularly open to the public.

The Donkey Sanctuary – home to 500 donkeys and open every day throughout the summer. You can pet the donkeys, follow the walking trails on the historic Jurassic Coast or enjoy a cream tea in the Hayloft Restaurant.

Connaught Gardens – a sheltered and part walled public garden named after The Duke of Connaught, Queen Victoria’s third son. The gardens contain a fine range of plants and the Clock Tower Café, which serves delicious homemade cakes.

Jacobs Ladder Beach – the tall white steps of Jacobs Ladder lead down from the Connaught Gardens to the sandy area of Sidmouth beach. At low tide there is a large expanse of sand and several rock pools.

The Hopper bus will run daily until 30 September 2016, excluding July 29th to 5th August (Folk Week).

The free bus runs every hour. You can view the route and timetable here.

Whether you’re just visiting Sidmouth for the day or enjoying a stay here we highly recommend you use the hopper service.

Image credit: Crispin Purdye. Licensed for reuse under Creative Commons 2.0.