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Walking through Seaton

As walking routes go, Seaton in East Devon has a lot to offer ramblers.  With a stunning mix of coastal scenery, wildlife and country views the town itself is an idyllic stop off for mid walk lunches, drinks or simply for a break.  As we get ready to embrace spring, now is the perfect time to dust off the walking boots and start planning a route.

 

A gateway to the Jurassic Coast, Seaton offers visitors some of nature’s most beautiful scenery. The town is blessed to have the Seaton wetlands nearby but also an array of independent cafes and shops offering walkers a place to refuel and relax.

 

Seaton Town Mayor Ken Beer said “nestled in a beautiful part of East Devon, it’s easy to see why Seaton comes out top in terms of walking destination or a stop off point. We have the picturesque Jurassic Coast on our doorstep, as well as impressive areas of nature at its finest at the Wetlands. Our town is proud to be home to a range of independent cafes and shops, providing walkers with all the necessities to make their day pleasant, entertaining and fun!”

 

The South West Coast Path and East Devon Way offers some fantastic walking routes for all abilities and experience. Whether you are wanting to take a short walk or stride out on the cliff tops, you’ll find outstanding views, picturesque harbours, tranquil estuaries and secret coves – all within Seaton.

 

Walkers looking for something challenging, this route starting in Sidmouth is a great way to explore the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty finishing up in Seaton. Take a look at the route here: https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/180/

 

For those looking for a more leisurely walk, follow the Colyton to the Sea Linear walk. This 3.4 mile walk will take you along the Coly River through the Axe Estuary Wetlands arriving in Seaton. Return by foot, bus or the fantastic Seaton Tram. Take a look at the route here:  http://www.eastdevonway.org.uk/colyton-seaton-linear

Seaton CycleFest 2018

                                            

Seaton Town Council has recently hosted the third annual Seaton CycleFest www.seatoncyclefest.co.uk .  This year the event was even bigger and better than ever with two whole days of cycle events on Sat 30th June and Sun 1st July 2018.

Saturday 30th June saw the return of the Vintage Cycle Day kicking off the weekend-long Festival. Over 100 vintage cyclists descended upon Seaton with #VeloVintage www.velovintage.co.uk. Everyone was welcome to join the vintage cyclists up at Cliff Field Gardens for a retro style fete and family picnic and to browse through the stalls and enjoy some traditional entertainment.

Sunday 1st July welcomed British Cycling back to Seaton with the town centre turning into a racing course for the day and featuring some of the best cyclists in the South West. The Town Development Team working with 1st Chard Wheelers started the cycle races at 11am on the Criterium course which runs along the esplanade, up Castle Hill, down Seafield Hill Rd and onto Harbour Road before making its way to the Esplanade finish line via Beach Rd.

Alongside the cycling races was plenty of family entertainment at the Festival Village on Thury Harcourt Place with shopping, bouncy castles and other entertainment.  There were also several beachside activities including Seaton Bay Paddlesports plus lots of refreshments froCycle Fest-2016 Women's Racem Seaton’s pubs, cafes and restaurants.

For race results and more information about this year’s CycleFest event and to find out details for CycleFest 2019 please refer to the website:   www.seatoncyclefest.co.uk

Seaton Artisan Market

Enjoy Seaton Artisan Market this summer

With summer finally here it’s a great time to get out and about and enjoy our fantastic local shops, markets, and eateries. For something different to the run of the mill, our local Seaton Artisan Market on Windsor Gardens, Seaton is a wonderful place to find everything from wood carving, hand-made pottery, glass wear, ceramics and jewellery and even handmade scrumptious cakes. The open air market, which has been a part of Seaton Town Development Team and Seaton Town Council’s initiative to enliven the town’s centre for a few years, is free and runs on the first Saturday of each month in Seaton.

The next market takes place this Saturday August 6th from 10am – 3pm. For more information about Seaton Artisan Market see www.facebook.com/SeatonArtisanMarket, or email seatonmarket@gmail.com.

Our Artisan Market runs from 10am on Windsor Gardens 1st Sat of each month

Our Artisan Market runs from 10am on Windsor Gardens 1st Sat of each month

Art@Jubilee

Over the summer months Seaton’s Town Development Team is presenting their series of cultural art events: Art@Jubilee, held in the prominent and beautiful setting of Jubilee Gardens overlooking the sea.

Art@Jubilee is for anyone who likes art and takes place on the 3rd Sunday in each month  starting May 22nd through to Sunday Sept 18th from 12 noon to 4pm. In June, on the 19th, it will be part of the Seaton Cycle Fest Art@Jubileewww.seatoncyclefest.co.uk

The outdoor art exhibition will showcase the work of local talented artists from Devon, Dorset and Somerset. There will be chance to view the art, purchase pieces as well as enjoy the atmosphere.

The plan for Art@Jubilee came from the Town Development Team’s cultural sub-group and is being coordinated by local artists John Buckley and Rich Webster, who will both be exhibiting on Sunday May 22nd.

Karin Frewin, marketing & events specialist and Town Development Team coordinator commented “We are really pleased to be bringing Art@Jubilee back this year. If last year is anything to go by we are expecting it to be a really popular art event”.

For further information about Art@Jubilee contact the Town Development Team c/o John Buckley arts@seatondevon.org or see   www.facebook.com/artatjubilee

Second Winter Beer Festival coming to Seaton

Seaton is set to welcome it’s Winter Beer Festival on Friday the 26th February from 4pm. The event is part of a planned six-monthly Beer Festival and runs from Friday through to Sunday evening with each pub/club involved hosting one or two guest beers.

The Participating Pub’s/Club’s 1-9 on the ‘Ale Trail’ include Seaton Town Football Club (No.1), The Kings Arms (No.2), Winstons (No.3), The Hook & Parrot (No.4), The Vault (No.5), PJ’s (No.6),  Royal Clarence (No.7),   The Malt House (No.8), and Eyre Court (No.9). In addition to the ale trail they will also be hosting live entertainment as well as “Healthy Drink Options” and hot drinks.

The Beer Festival is coordinated by Jon Day, 2014 Seaton Citizen of the Year, who was inspired to create the winter event to brighten up Seaton in the cold month of February. “We have some really great pubs in Town and fantastic local Breweries” Jon commented, “the Festival has grown since last year and we have we hope everyone will come and join in this fun community event”

More information about the Beer Festival,  Ale Trail, opening times & entertainment can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/622264297885334/

Christmas Lights and late night Shopping in Seaton

Whatever you like at Christmas, Seaton Town Council and Town Development Team have festive treats galore lined up for everyone this year.

The fun starts Dec 4th with the annual Lights Ceremony and Late Night shopping, with a host of town centre shops will open their doors this year. Seaton Primary School’s choir kick off the event from 4pm with carols at Windsor Gardens, followed by Seaton Majorettes and a procession to the Town Square where Seaton’s Mayor, Councillor Tony Woodman will turn on the brand new Christmas lights just after 6pm. Axe Valley Community Choir will herald in the arrival of Santa alongside horse and carriage rides,  Xmas grottos, fun at the library, a pet Xmas at Animal Botanical, festive food from cafes, restaurants, pubs and Seaton Eats as well as a fun snow disco at the Square .