Wembury and Heybrook Bay

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A walk following some of the ancient green lanes or “holloways” linking the fields and villages behind Wembury to the shoreline below. There are great views out over the Channel and Plymouth Sound before dropping back down onto the South West Coast Path.

Technical sheet
No. 10610845
A Wembury walk posted on 14/06/21 by South Devon AONB. Update : 11/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h10[?]
Distance Distance : 4.1mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 325ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 312ft
Highest point Highest point : 308ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 13ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Wembury
Starting point Starting point : N 50.317638° / W 4.083471°
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Description

(D/A) From Wembury beach car park, head down to the beach and cross the footbridge to follow the South West Coast path along the clifftop.

(1) About ¾ mile ahead, (before the Coast Path starts to pull out around Wembury Point), turn right at the fingerpost signed Public footpath 30 Spring Road ¼ mile’. Halfway up the hill, turn right at the waymark onto the footpath, which becomes a green road. At the top bear right onto Spring Road.

(2) After Prince’s Cottage turn left onto the footpath along Smockpark Lane, heading towards Heybrook Bay.

(3) Before reaching the houses turn right on the path to Heybrook Bay to follow the steps down to the coast.

(4) Rejoining the Coast Path, turn left to walk back to Wembury beach.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 30ft - Wembury beach car park
1 : mi 0.82 - alt. 39ft - Fingerpost
2 : mi 1.35 - alt. 308ft - Prince’s Cottage
3 : mi 2.08 - alt. 262ft - Houses
4 : mi 2.42 - alt. 89ft - Coast Path
D/A : mi 4.1 - alt. 30ft - Wembury beach car park

Useful Information

Start : Wembury beach car park, PL9 0HP
Terrain : Coastal footpath, uneven and rocky in places; surfaced road; green lane; field footpath.
Parking : Wembury beach - National Trust
Public transport : See www.travelinesw.com
Refreshments : Wembury beach and village
Toilets : Public toilets at Wembury beach.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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