Welcome to Friends of Glen Goyle

Glen Goyle is a tucked away public area in Sidmouth’s western town. In the past it was well tended but has since fallen into an unbalanced wilderness.

Glen Goyle shown in the 1965 and 1966 Sidmouth tourist brochures



2023 RHS Award for Friends of Glen Goyle









The Friends of Glen Goyle group has decided to tackle this neglected area and bring it back to a more balanced state. It has it’s own particular microclimate and could be a real asset to Sidmouth with a little care and effort.

Our aims are:

  1. To improve the appearance and condition of the property for the benefit of residents and visitors.
  2. To seek governance arrangements which will secure the future of the property as a public open space, available to all, and to promote its use.
  3. To encourage wildlife and biodiversity.
  4. To pursue sustainable and high quality outcomes that reflect the special character of the property.

If you would like to join the group then please get in touch.

You can also read our blog Glen Goyle Gossip  or search the site for what interests you.

Where the stream from Glen Goyle reaches the Esplanade.

Print of Woolbrook Cottage
Woolbrook Cottage 1826, courtesy of Julia Creeke collection
photo of The Glen c. 1865
Courtesy of Mrs Bartlet via Julia Creeke. Date c. 1865
Belmont by Hopkins Horsley Hobday Horsley, Copyright Sidmouth Museum.