Fire Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve

Sidmouth, Devon

Tel: 01395 516551

Fire Beacon Hill LNR - East Devon District Council


Fire Beacon Hill is an area of lowland heath, which offers you a birds eye view of the surrounding countryside. On a clear day you can almost see from Berry Head to Portland, the entire length of Lyme Bay and on a windy day it puts you on eye level with soaring buzzards and ravens.

Yellowhammers breed on the Local Nature Reserve, as does the nationally scarce dartford warbler and nightjars can be heard at night hunting for moths.

Download a copy of the Fire Beacon Hill Audio Guide, produced in partnership with English Nature and the owners of Fire Beacon Hill, Sidmouth Town Council. The guide enables you to take a walk on this fabulous heathland site with the Education Ranger and some of the Countryside Service staff.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



Road Directions

From the A3052, heading towards Sidmouth from Newton Poppleford, turn left off the main road at the Bowd Inn, signposted Ottery St Mary. Take the first turning right and then next left, 100 metres further on there is a public footpath to the right, leading directly up to the top of the hill.

Opening Times

Fire Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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