What better way to enjoy this lovely Summer sunshine, than a Seaton Tramway trip through the Axe Valley countryside. Watch the world go by on an open-top tram with three miles of stunning wetlands views.
Passengers begin their journey at the new £3m tram station in Seaton, opened just a year ago. It now includes a modern undercover station, café and gift shop. The narrow-gauge heritage trams weave their way slowly between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton, taking in two nature reserves; Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common.
Bird watching Trips
Special bird watching trips give passengers exclusive access to different parts of the River Axe area. During the two hour trip, there is the chance to see 30-50 different species of birds including: waders, ducks, gulls and little egrets. You may even be lucky enough to spot a bird of prey or the elusive Kingfisher. These special journeys are led by local experts, who are also volunteer wardens at Seaton Wetlands. Booking is essential for the bird-watching excursions as there are only 20 spaces available. The next one is July 28th with Donald Campbell, departing from Seaton at 6pm and returning at 8pm.
Seaton to Colyton
The regular journey takes about half an hour from Seaton to Colyton, though you can get off to take a look around the picturesque little village of Colyford before catching the next tram to Colyton.
After a stroll through its winding lanes of historic buildings, there will be time for a cream tea at the Tramstop Cafe and a visit to the Antiques Centre before the journey back bird-spotting in the estuary.
For those who travelled to Sidmouth by coach or those who just want to leave the car behind, there is a bus from Sidmouth to Seaton; it leaves The Triangle, a short walk from the hotel, just off the Esplanade, throughout the day. Dogs are not left out as owners are allowed to bring them on the tram for £1 each way.