‘The Ham’ is a long narrow parcel of land (judged to be ham shaped, hence one of the possible reasons for its name) which is situated at the eastern end of Sidmouth, by the mouth of the river Sid.
Sidmouth Town Council’s trusteeship starts at the west just behind the brick paved roof of SWW’s tank and northwards to a narrow point at the end of Riverside. The area of trusteeship includes the Fishermen’s Sheds, children’s play area and the former boating lake/macerator.
The area is provided for public and community use and recreation.
The following events are scheduled to take place on the Ham in 2022 (scheduled events may be subject to cancellation):
Wed 18 – Sun 22 May Sidmouth Sea Fest (event 20 and 21 May)
Fri 20 – Sun 22 May National Association Scorpion Open Meeting
Sun 12 Jun Climb SW Jurassic Coast running/walking event
Mon 20 Jun – Sun 26 June David Rowland Fun Fair (open Wed 22 – Sat 25 June, as per original dates) *CANCELLED*
Sat 16 Jul – Wed 10 Aug Sidmouth Folk Festival (29Jul – 5Aug) setup & takedown
Thu 25 – Sun 28 Aug David Rowland Fun Fair (open Fri 26 – Sat 27 Aug)
Sat 29 – Sun 30 Aug Regatta Open sailing event
Tues 18 – Sun 23 Sept Carnival Fun Fair
Sun 7 Oct Science Festival