Bike Touring Highlight
Open heathland habitat at the end of the East Hill strip looking out over Sidmouth and the Jurassic Coastline. You can see the entire length of Lyme Bay from up here on a clear day.
Both yellowhammers and the nationally scarce dartford warbler breed on the reserve, and you might also see nightjars up here are night, hunting for moths.
You might meet a few Exmoor ponies and Belted Galloway cattle on your visit, who are used to help graze a small part of the reserve in a fenced area.
The site is a good example of partnership working in action: it is owned by Sidmouth Town Council, and Wild East Devon work in partnership with the RSPB Aylesbeare team to manage and run events on the site.
For cycling, the bridleway runs down through the centre before the brilliant switchbacks down towards Bowd.
Check out more here: eastdevon.gov.uk/wildeastdevon/wild-east-devon-nature-reserves/fire-beacon-hill-local-nature-reserve
April 3, 2021
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