If you are heading clockwise around the South West Coastal Path then after the heights of High Cliff this part will be a doddle. A lovely flatish section of coastal path, without the climbs and drops of the previous parts. A chance to walk along a beach as well, without worrying about the high cliff ahead. The walk itself has some lovely views, especially from the cliffs around Bude, and the walk back is very good, crossing a golf course and walking along a canal. Now canals in Devon and Cornwall are found as often as rocking horse poop, but Bude has one, and its a joy to walk it. The canal leaves the houses and harbour area quickly before finding itself out in fields on a meander through the countryside. After that I picked up a path which linked me back to Widemouth Bay and those glorious seaside views again. An absolute cracker of a walk some stunning views, with so much going for it and a want to carry on along this section, can’t wait to be back here.
Start – Wanson
Route –South West Coastal Path – Widemouth Bay – Salthouse – Efford Beacon – Compass Point – Bude Beach – Crooklets Beach – Northcott Mouth – Maer – Bude Golf Course – Bude Canal – Helebridge – Salthouse – Widemouth Bay – Wanson
Distance – 12.5 miles Start time – 9.30am Time taken – 5hrs 30mins Highest Point – Nothing over 60 metres