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Otterton Circular




his walk is great if you have friends or family visiting, as you get to enjoy both spectacular coastal views of Lyme Bay as well as enjoying the lovely scenery that unfolds along the river Otter. The walk is fairly gentle, with no big inclines, so is good for all the family, although in total, the walk is just over 5 miles long.

field with great views of Sidmouth and Ladram Bay. You then proceed southwestward along the coastal path in a broad curve,

miss visiting the bird hide where you can peer down on all manner of birdlife and enjoy a well-earned rest).

Starting at Otterton, you can either park in the village or take the car further along to the start point. Equally, you could start at White Bridge - there's a restricted amount of parking available, but it's free. From the Start point, the walk takes you out directly across a

taking you down to Otterhead. From here you veer inland and up along the Otter Estuary (don't

You cross the river Otter at White Bridge, which then takes you up along the westward side of the

Looking eastwards from Otterhead



river. You don't need to worry about any other directions as you follow the river up to the road bridge and then you've arrived at Otterton. In terms of refreshments, I'd advise taking a backpack with some drinks and snacks, although there's an excellent inn at Otterton (The Kings Arms) where you can dine lunchtimes and evenings. Incidentally, they serve an excellent pint of Otter bitter, if you need to slake your thirst! Also, another good eating place is Otter Mill situated besides the river at the bottom end of Otterton, who do a particularly excellent range soups and cakes. Hope you enjoy it - Editor

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