Blackbury Camp is a lovely place for a walk or a picnic. Locally it is famous for its wonderful bluebell display. However this small ancient hill fort, shaded by beech trees is a beautiful all year and an ideal stop off from Sidmouth or Sidmouth Donkey Sanctaury if you are looking for a short walk.
Blackbury camp, an Iron Age hill fort, offers an easy flat area to walk around perfect if you want to take little ones with a pushchair or are less steady on our feet. There’s the opportunity to run up and down and round the outside of the fort for those with the energy. It’s relatively small but there’s plenty of space for picnics, ball games, dogs and longer walks through the nearby country lanes.
Of course it’s ideal to visit when the bluebells are in full bloom, but Blackbury camp offers a lovely safe environment all year round.
Easy underfoot even pushchairs are possible here and maybe even a robust mobility scooter. Parking is easy as well.
Please take a look at our blog on Accessible Walks for more ideas.
Here are a few other recommendations for woodland walks in East Devon and West Dorset.
Wootton Fitzpaine Woods, Lamberts Castle and Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary and Offwell woods. If you want to see bluebells or find out more about these walks then take a look at the Flip Flops or wellies blog for fabulous local woods for you to explore.
Blackbury Camp is clearly marked with an English Heritage sign off the A3052 coast road between Beer and Sidmouth (turning inland) or from Honiton turn left at the Hare and Hounds Pub.
Follow the B3174 and then turn again at the signs, also directing you to Blackbury Honey Farm. Parking is in a carpark just off the lane about 1/2 mile after the Honey Farm. Post code EX24 6QW (this may take you the scenic route).