Sidmouth’s free hopper bus is back on the Sidmouth roads from today.
This hourly free service runs throughout the summer with a route covering Sidmouth and extending from Peak Hill to Salcombe Hill.
The hopper bus is a great way to explore Sidmouth and the surrounding area. Here are some of the places you can visit along the route:
Mutters Moor and Peak Hill
Stunning coastal views and walks from this designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
Salcombe Hill & Observatory
Breath taking views of the Jurassic coast and a variety of walking routes. The Norman Lockyer Observatory can also be found here which is regularly open to the public.
A delightful East Devon village east of Sidmouth. The picturesque 12th-century church of St Mary and St Peter can be found just off the village crossroads.
The Donkey Sanctuary
Nestled in the tranquil East Devon countryside this working farm is home to 500 donkeys, mules and hinnies. The farm is open daily and admission is free.
Open only in the summer, Sidmouth Museum tracks the development of the town from fishing village to the present day. Display items include a large collection of Regency and Victoriana items, a costume and lace collection, and early paintings, prints and photographs of the area.
A sheltered and part-walled public garden on the west side of Sidmouth near the sea front. This beautiful park features mixed borders and municipal bedding with rare and tender plants.
Jacobs Ladder Beach
One of Sidmouth’s two large beaches at the western end of the town. An expanse of sand and shingle, the beach gets its name from the series of wooden steps that lead down from Connaught Gardens.
The Hopper bus will run daily until 30 September 2017, excluding 4th to 11th August (Sidmouth Folk Week).
To view the route and timetable click here.