Wembury to Warren Point Circular

A circular walk on well-marked paths through the countryside and along the coast path from Wembury to Warren Point, with views of the coast and Yealm estuary.

Technical sheet
No. 3054229
A Wembury walk posted on 07/03/20 by Nick K. Update : 20/11/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h00[?]
Distance Distance : 3.43mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 528ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 528ft
Highest point Highest point : 331ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 13ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Wembury
Starting point Starting point : N 50.317157° / W 4.082613°
Download : -
Yealm estuary Above Red Cove The coast towards Warren Point St Werburgh's Church


(D/A) From the car park, climb the steps and take the path up the hill towards the church.

(1) Go through the kissing gate and take the path into the fields by the church, then follow the path until it joins a lane. Follow this lane to the junction with a private road.

(2) Cross over the road and take the footpath into the fields. Cross the first field then turn left and follow the path along the hedge, then along a narrow lane past the houses.

(3) At the end of the lane, go straight ahead into the field and follow the footpath to the south-east corner (the official path goes straight across the field to the gate of the large house, then right along the edge of the field, but a 'desire path' cuts diagonally across the field).

(4) Take the road ahead south. The road becomes a farm track: follow this until you reach the coast path.

(5) At the signpost, turn left and take the 'Clitters Wood Circular Path'. At the next signpost, follow the path to Warren Point. There are excellent views of the Yealm estuary before you go down steps to the estuary itself. Follow the path to the right as it climbs back up the hill. When you reach (5) again, take the coast path to the left and follow it along the cliffs.

(6) At the private road take the coast path straight ahead, and follow it back down past the church to the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 49ft - Wembury Beach car park
1 : mi 0.03 - alt. 92ft - Kissing gate
2 : mi 0.24 - alt. 210ft - Private road
3 : mi 0.82 - alt. 328ft - Lane
4 : mi 0.96 - alt. 315ft - County road
5 : mi 1.69 - alt. 180ft - Signpost
6 : mi 3.25 - alt. 190ft - Private road
D/A : mi 3.43 - alt. 49ft - Wembury Beach car park

Useful Information


Ordnance Survey OL20 South Devon

Food and drink

There is a cafe at Wembury Beach. This is not open all year round.

Between April and September, a ferry/water taxi operates between Warren Point and Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo, with a choice of pubs about half a mile into the villages.


There are public lavatories at Wembury Beach.

Walking conditions

The coast path is well marked and well used. The paths across the fields are clearly waymarked. The lanes may be muddy after rain. There are few steep sections, but there are steep steps down to Warren Point.


The car park at Wembury Beach is a pay and display National Trust car park. In high season this car park can become full. Alternative parking is at Bovisand, a privately owned Pay and Display car park.

Public Transport

A regular bus service runs Monday to Saturday from Plymouth city centre to Sea View Drive in Wembury.


You can take the path to Clitters Wood from the lane between (4) and (5), then follow the route via Warren Point.

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

During the walk or to do/see around

(D) Wembury Bay has a Marine Centre with displays about local wildlife.
(1) The coast around Wembury Beach is well-known for its excellent rock pools, which are teeming with marine life.

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