Sidmouth Hopper Bus returns for 2019 Summer season
Sidmouth Hopper Bus returns for the 2019 Summer season this week. So, if you did want to leave the car behind and travel a bit further afield, it’s the ideal way to get to places just outside the town.
With extra routes added this year, visitors can now enjoy Sidmouth and more of its surrounding areas. The bus will run everyday throughout the Summer from May 25 to September 1. An extra eight days have been added, which will include a reduced service during Folk Festival week. The hail and ride bus service makes its circular route eight times a day taking passengers to:
The bus will drop you at the car park, where there are several walks; through the woods, across open common land or, if you cross the road into the fields, there is a lovely walk to Ladram Bay (approx. 2.5 miles).
The Donkey Sanctuary
A must for visitors to Sidmouth, the ever popular Donkey Sanctuary celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. With its much improved visitor facilities, it’s definitely worth a ride out of Sidmouth on the hopper bus.
Norman Lockyer Observatory
Regularly open to the public, the Norman Lockyer Observatory has a wealth of information for visitors including the the fascinating 60-seater planetarium.
Opened in 1934, Connaught Gardens is a beautifully maintained walled garden with mixed borders including rare plants, seated areas, a bandstand and glasshouse. A lovely place to sit, relax and admire the stunning views of Sidmouth without the steep walk up Peak Hill.
The bus will now make stops at Kings Garden Centre and Waitrose as well.
From the Royal York & Faulkner, it’s only a short walk to the Triangle (near the museum) to pick up the bus.
We’ve added a link to the timetable here to make it even easier for you to plan your visit: https://visitsidmouth.co.uk/images/the_hopper_bus_April_19_v2.pdf
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