Colyton’s circular street arrangement is typically Saxon. Take a stroll along the winding lanes and you will see a wealth of historical buildings. Market Place features a variety of independent shops, and Colyton’s Inns are renowned for their hospitality.
A short walk will take you to the Colyton Tram Station, where you can ride the tram alongside the River Axe wetlands to Seaton. The pretty villages of Colyford, Southleigh, Northleigh and Farway lie nestled in the heart of the Coly Valley, set in East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Colyton is ideally located for enjoying the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Gateway at Seaton.
Enjoy the Countryside
The East Devon Way walking route passes through Colyton as it follows the lovely Coly Valley towards Farway. A riverside walk takes you to Colyford and if you are feeling fit, there are beautiful cliff top walks nearby to Beer, Branscombe and Lyme Regis.
At Chantry Bridge, take a stroll through the meadows by the side of the river where an abundance of bluebells, orchids and aromatic wild garlic grow. Kingfishers can often be spotted and other inhabitants of the river banks.
The last remaining oak bark tannery in England sits on the banks of the River Coly by Chantry Bridge in Colyton.