Coastal walk around Wembury from home

Time for something different as it is the Easter weekend. I had to be home for lunch at 1.30pm so decided to remove any driving on to Dartmoor from the equation which would only shorten any walk. I hadn’t walked the South West Coastal path for quite a while now and it doesn’t take long to get there from my house. The first part of this walk is across farmland and fields, the walking is easy and eventually you drop down a lane to the estuary at Warren Point. Then the landscape changes and the sea dominates the views, in particular The Mewstone, which stands proudly over Wembury Bay. Then once at Bovisands the walk turns back inland and along tracks and past fields before returning home. Its a walk I should do more often, and when the rape seeds shines yellow the fields are awash with bright colour, that will be in a few weeks and I might be back!

Start – Home
Route – Staddiscombe – Wembury – Warren Point – Wembury Beach – Heybrook Bay – Bovisands – Staddiscombe – Home
Distance –  8 miles    Start time – 9.50am     Time taken –  3hrs 45 mins   Highest Point – Hollacombe Hill 116metres
Weather – Cloud, no wind, sun trying to peek through

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After about 15 minutes of road walking I’m away from it all and crossing farm fields on way way to Wembury

The two masts are Staddon Heights. I’ll be near there at the end of my walk

Looking back, I’ve walked through the trees down there and up this incline on to Hollacombe Hill

Once on Hollacombe Hill you get a hazy view across to Dartmoor and the hills north of Ivybridge

Approaching Wembury as the sun tries to come out

The Odd Wheel pub, Wembury

This lane takes me down to Warren Point

Across the fields

And like that the walk changes, the Yealm estuary and the Mewstone which is in view for the next hour

The SW Coastal Path to Wembury and the Mewstone

Gara Point and the mouth of the Yealm

The church at Wembury Beach as the coastal path carries on past towards Wembury Point

Looking back to Wembury church

The Mewstone and the old tidal swimming pool at Wembury Point

There is always a herd of ponies along here

Rounding the corner brings Plymouth Sound into view and the coast of Cornwall across the sea

The last of the Mewstone

Bovisand comes into view. Plymouth is in the distance left

Plymouth breakwater from Bovisand beach. The Rame peninsular across Plymouth Sound

Up the lane from Bovisands, this is a long upward plod of a mile or so, the gradient steepens at the end annoyingly

Having climbed the lane I pop out to more farmers fields and a view back down to Bovisand

Back in Staddiscombe now and one of the old war pillboxes (I think!!). There plenty of military heritage in this area, particularly around Staddon Heights. Now for some lunch at my mum’s.


3 thoughts on “Coastal walk around Wembury from home

    • I’m lucky to have such good coastline and then the moors of Datmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor all within an hour. Few places have such diverse landscapes so close together as Devon and Cornwall. Possibly Scotland but that’s a bit further to drive!!

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