Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

A Day in Sidmouth

I had a very enjoyable day in Sidmouth recently.

This was one of the Coach Trips run by Woods Coaches of Leicester. I go on some of their trips as a passenger sometimes. It's nice to visit pleasant places, but without any responsibility myself.

Woods are the company from whom I hire coaches for my own excursions to destinations around the country (Colchester is the next one), so I know they are good coaches and good drivers.

Having set off from St. Margarets Bus Station in Leicester, we stopped at Strensham Services, where I was able to stoke up with a good breakfast.

Then it was down to the South Devon resort of Sidmouth on the Jurassic Coast. It's a small town but a very attractive one.

It was a warm Autumn day. So warm was it in fact that there were a good number of chaps dressed in vests (well, and trousers as well), and quite a few who had even taken their vests off.

As well as strolling around the town, and revisiting two very nice tea shops - the Willow Tree for coffee and teacake and the New London for an enormous cream tea - I paid another visit to St. Giles and St. Nicholas Church, and chatted to the man who was there to welcome visitors.

And I strolled along the seafront from the Alma Bridge to the lovely Connaught Gardens.

On the way back to Leicester, we stopped again at Strensham Services.

As always, it was a thoroughly nice day.