The Byes is Sidmouth’s largest urban park – following the River Sid from the Toll House on Salcombe Road to the Village Hall in Sidford.

The park is well documented: 

Sidmouth Town Website – The Byes Riverside Walk

And very well looked after:

 Friends of The Byes / Sidmouth BEE Project

The Arboretum has produced a guide:

New Byes Tree Trail – Sidmouth Arboretum

Here’s another walk along the River with the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group

Sidmouth Biodiversity Group update on The Byes | Sidmouth Herald

There is even a Facebook page for the park:

The Byes | Facebook


Here’s a beautiful pictorial history of the Byes:

Sidmouth historian: The history of The Byes, in pictures | Local News | News | Sidmouth Nub News

Here’s a personal pictorial view from the Herald’s photographer Alex Walton, on the lookout for ‘an elusive kingfisher in the tranquil green space in the heart of Sidmouth’: 

First light is usually the ideal time to photograph wildlife as few people are around, birds and insects are just waking up and the golden sunlight after dawn often creates superb lighting conditions. For the past month I have been on the trail of a kingfisher, which I heard had been seen fishing in the River Sid in the The Byes. 

Sidmouth Byes Pictures | Sidmouth Herald

Visitors also love the Byes, as shown by the number of photos and accounts of walking along the River:

River Sid – The Byes – Picture of The Byes Riverside Park, Sidmouth – Tripadvisor

THE BYES RIVERSIDE PARK: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

As do local photographers. 

Here’s one showing how rough the River can be by Lewis Clarke:

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

And another showing its calmer side:

The Byes Riverside Park The Byes Riverside Park, between the village of Sidford and The Old Tollhouse, is one of Sidmouth’s most important green spaces.

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

And here’s a very ‘natural’ shot by Sarah Charlesworth:

Small Rapids in the River Sid © Sarah Charlesworth cc-by-sa/2.0 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland


There is video too:

Exploring the Byes Riverside Park, Sidmouth Devon England – YouTube

Aerial View Of The Byes, Sidmouth – YouTube

Our beautiful river Sid unassumingly, and so so gracefully running through the Byes – Facebook

River Sid gently flowing by… – Facebook