Bude and the surrounding area is one of the most fascinating geological areas in Cornwall. You can find out more at Bude Tourist Information Centre, or better still why not join Dr Roger Higgs, our friendly local expert, for a fascinating walk through time?
This circular walk starts and finishes at the Rectory Farm Tea Rooms in Morwenstow. You’ll be using the South West Coast Path and inland footpaths and tracks. You’ll be treated to a combination of breath taking dramatic coastal cliff views, Lundy Island (on a clear day) and the quiet solitude of farmland, mostly unchanged since the building of the agrarian manor houses which dot the area.
A Treasure Trail is an imaginative way to explore Bude and the surrounding towns, moor and villages in North Cornwall and North Devon with a self-guided themed walk.
With so many spectacular walks in the Bude area, it can be tough deciding what to do. Harry McConville B.A.(Mod.) Nat.Sci. who is a local artist, historian and naturalist will pick the very best route for the season and sights, which could include the SWCP, canal, nature reserve or battle site. Children will love the pond dipping and rockpool ramble sessions.
Bringing you right up to date, you will learn all there is to know about Bude, including the history of the Bude Surf Life Saving Club, Bude's natural seapool, the sea Lockgates, the Breakwater and Pepperpot. If you are lucky, you might get to meet other characterful locals along the way such as the harbourmaster, the lifeguard, coast guard or the countryside ranger.
This wonderful walk leads you through one of the most unspoilt, remote and beautiful areas in North Cornwall. The ancient woodlands of the Millook Valley now belong to the Woodland Trust and are a haven for lichens and a range of wildlife.
Canal and Coast Linear Walk takes you from Tamar Lakes, via the ancient Cornish village of Kilkhampton and the pretty hamlet of Coombe, to the sea at Duckpool. More adventurous walkers may wish to join the coast path for an extended hike to Bude.
Crackington Haven is one of the more secretive places on the North Cornwall coast. Hemmed in by Pencannow to the north and the undulating headland of Cambeak to the south, the walk from Bude is fairly hard but there is a bus back to Bude.
Crackington Haven Circular Walk incorporated The Strangles with its sweeping beach; Samphire Rick; the natural arch known as Northern Door and the dramatic headland of Cambeak with its fascinating geological formations.
This historically rich circular walk is filled with varied scenery and panoramic views. The walk allows you to leisurely explore the Bude Canal and Coast Path, with several places to stop for food and drinks.