This circular walk from Woolacombe explores a beautiful section of the South West Coast path which leads to Morte Point and Bull Point overlooking wild beaches. Then, you will use paths inland close to Mortehoe village and go down to the start following a gorgeous path along Combesgate Valley.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park your car in The Esplanade car park or along The Esplanade Road.
(D/A) Head to the South West Coast path at the end of the car park and follow the path along Barricane Beach (notice several benches overlooking the bay) and Combesgate Beach. When you reach the road, bear left and go past "Watersmeet Hotel and Restaurant".
(1) Next to "The Baycliffe "car park, go down the zig-zag path on the left heading to "Coast path, Morte Point 3/4m". Go past Windy Cove before you reach Morte Point.
(2) Continue the South West Coast path for one mile ignoring the path to Mortehoe village on your way until you reach a junction signpost. Follow "Bull Point", go past Rockham Beach, then go down a few steps.
(3) When you are in front of the lighthouse, follow "Lee 1 1/2" walking along the wall, then go up the path which overlooks Bull Point and the lighthouse. Descend the steep path leading to a gate and a footbridge far away.
(4) Don't go through the gate but turn to the right "Morthoe 1m, Lee 3/4m".
(5) After 500 metres, continue straight still following "Mortehoe, Lee" signpost. Be careful, at the next junction, follow only "Mortehoe" ignoring the footbridge to Lee on your left. Go up the steep path leading to the road. Turn left onto this road and follow this way for half a mile.
(6) At crossroads (past the lighthouse entrance gate), ignore the public footpath on the left which leads to the Camping Park but take the second footpath on the left () next to the "Combe View" property. Walk along this property until you enter the open meadow. Go straight across until you join a stile and a road. Bear right onto this road. Turn right when you reach Mortehoe Station Road following this road for 100 metres.
(7) Then, turn left "Twitchen 1/4m" and go through the kissing-gate. Descend straight ahead this grassy public footpath next to the low wall which leads to Twitchen House Holiday Park. Past the stile, turn left onto the driveway in the middle of motorhomes. Then, keep the right side and go past the reception.
(8) Don't take the "footpath to the beach" on the right but go straight up (towards D field). At the fork, bear left and follow the public footpath at the end of the car park in front of you. Enter the footpath in the woods and turn right "Woolacombe village 1m".
(9) Skirt the tiny reservoir, go past "Combesgate Valley" National Trust signpost and descend this beautiful path overlooking the valley.
(10) During your way down, continue straight ignoring paths to Combesgate or Seymour. You finally reach a gate next to the residential area. Go through, then go down Rockfield Road (keep the right side) until you join The Esplanade and the car park.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 49ft - The Esplanade car park
1 : mi 0.81 - alt. 210ft - The Baycliffe car park
2 : mi 2.69 - alt. 105ft - South West Coast path
3 : mi 3.49 - alt. 135ft - Bull Point Lighthouse
4 : mi 3.9 - alt. 43ft - Gate
5 : mi 4.22 - alt. 151ft - Signpost
6 : mi 4.88 - alt. 374ft - Crossroad
7 : mi 5.22 - alt. 463ft - Kissing gate
8 : mi 5.53 - alt. 436ft - D field
9 : mi 5.64 - alt. 430ft - Tiny reservoir
10 : mi 6.09 - alt. 262ft - Way down
D/A : mi 6.62 - alt. 49ft - The Esplanade car park
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Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5
Global average : 5 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good
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