Over the years, a lot of pictures have been taken of and along the River Sid.

There are photos of the River going back to the nineteenth century:

The Sid River, Sidmouth by  Original photograph: (1875) Photograph | photovintagefrance

Sidmouth, River Sid, the Weir 1906, Stock Photo, Picture And Rights Managed Image. Pic. MEV-10257041 | agefotostock

The local photography club has some stunning images of the River on its website:

Welcome to Sidmouth Photographic Club: Sidmouth Photo Club

Just to pick a couple of contemporary personal pages and professional websites:

Strolling the Byes for Jo’s Monday Walk – Lucid Gypsy

The ford at Sidmouth – License, download or print | Photos | Picfair

Sidmouth photographer captures beauty of The Byes | Sidmouth Herald

PHOTOS: Eagle-eyed photographer spots otter feeding near Sidmouth

Here’s a sample of what’s available online at Geograph:

Sidmouth : The River Sid © Lewis Clarke cc-by-sa/2.0 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland

With lots more here:

River Sid upstream from a footbridge… © Jaggery cc-by-sa/2.0 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland

The weir on River Sid at Fortescue © David Smith :: Geograph Britain and Ireland

River footbridge leading to Sid Park… © Jaggery cc-by-sa/2.0 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland

File:A Pond near the River Sid in Sidbury – – 1006147.jpg – Wikimedia Commons

And there’s always a google search:

Photography along the Sid River Sidmouth – Google Search

Here are some galleries taken since the inception of this project:


Here are some beautiful photos from local photographer Paul Claydon:

Sidmouth photographer captures beauty of The Byes | Sidmouth Herald 

And these are from his Facebook pages – see especially of the town centre’s pair of otters:

Paul Clayden Photography | Facebook

AUGUST 2021:

Taken 25th August 2021 by Richard Eley at Fortescue.


A really beautiful photo taken by Simon Horn and posted on Sidmouth Community Facebook – of a section of the same Fortescue part of the river.


More from the Sid Nature Reserve at Fortescue:

Says Richard Eley: “The middle photo shows a tree that has been engulfed by a change in the path of the river, but it grows on regardless.”

Taken 28th December 2021 by Richard Eley at Fortescue.

“Photos of the river towards Sidford.  In quite full flood this morning. The trees are mainly alder, and the medium sized vegetation is mainly Japanese Knotweed. The bottom photo shows the route of the river about five years ago.  After really heavy rain, the river returns temporarily to its old route.”


Taken on the morning of 23rd January by Richard Eley at Fortescue.

“We have giant snowdrops on the land – I have no idea why.”


Photos taken over the last few years – just uploaded onto the ‘River Sid Nature Reserve’ instagram pages:

@river_sid_nature_reserve • Instagram photos and videos 

MAY 2022:

From the “Tales from the Sid” – a regular, weekly posting of something on the River. This is celebrating the River in photography in May:

Fabulous photos down by the River in May – The Sid

JUNE 2022:

A wonderfully sylvan view along the River at Fortescue by local photographer Richard Powell:

With more from this month here:

Fabulous photos down by the River in June – The Sid

JULY 2022:

With another batch here:

Fabulous photos – tales by the river in July – The Sid

A piece on invasive species – photos by Jan Metcalf of the SVBG Water Monitoring Project:

Invasive species on the Sid – The Sid

AUGUST 2022:

More on invasives – and a photo from Charles Sinclair of the SVBG:

Balsam Bashers along the Sid – The Sid


Invasive species on the Sid – The Sid

Here are some photos of a walk up the Byes in September. Lots of lovely dappled light:

Sidmouth Pictures | Facebook