Work at Peak Hill

The view along the coast from Peak Hill

Peak Hill was acquired by the National Trust in 1986 due to the outstanding generosity of Miss Anne Farewell Jones, and as a result of a joint appeal by Sid Vale Association and the Trust.

Based on the South West Coast Path it has long been a popular destination for visitors of the Jurassic Coast, with stunning views, particularly from the high peak along the coastline.

A view of Sidmouth can be glimpsed from the area around Peak Hill
A view of Sidmouth can be glimpsed from the area around Peak Hill

Creating glades and new views

Last year you will have noticed new vistas appearing along the coast path as work is undertaken to encourage new habitats. This will benefit wildlife including butterflies, wildflowers alongside increasing the biodiversity of the area.

New areas will be coppiced to increase the number of viewing areas and improve glades along the coastal path. The Sid Vale Association has generously provided funding for contractors to carry out work further inland designed to help link these glades together.

If you would like to become a volunteer for the National Trust in East Devon, we are recruiting for a number of different opportunities including countryside rangers, beach rangers, a guide around one of properties including Shute Barton and Branscombe Mill, or even a newsletter editor.

If you would like to find out more please call 01297 680507.