Bude to Marsland Mouth

The Bude to Marsland Mouth walk starts at the Tourist Information Centre.  Follow the canal towards the sea, passing the Bude Castle and cross Nanny Moore;s Bridge.

Cross the road and climb the steps to Grenville Terrage, then turn left and follow the path below Adventure International and continue past Summerelaze Crescent.

Head towards the sea along the cliff-top path, past the Bude Sea Pool across Summerleaze Downs to Crooklets Beach. Slightly inland you will find Maer Lake.

Cross the beach and follow the coast path.  The first valley you come to is Northcott Mouth beach, which is a continuation of the sandy beach from Bude to Sandymouth at low tide.

Cross the stream and scramble up the steps, then strike off along the undulating, but fairly easy cliff top.

The next valley is Sandymouth Beach.  A little valley and a jump across a stream and you are off towards Duckpool.  Here, the going gets tougher.

From Duckpool the coast path clings precariously to the steep cliff towards Steeple Point.

Pass Cleve Camp, now a GCHQ government Listening Post.  Continue to Stanbury Mouth, Higher Sharpness and the Tidna Valley.

A steep climb out of Tidna brings you onto Vicarage Cliff at Morwenstow.   You will pass Hawker’s Hut.

Continue to Henna Cliff, where the height reaches 470ft (143 metres).

Another 400ft (122 metre) climb awaits, leading up to Cornakey Cliff.   One more valley lies ahead, Litter Mouth, at the bottom of which runs Litter Water, ending in a 70ft (21 metre) waterfall.  Then the path brings you onto Marsland Cliff.


This is a 10 mile walk and will take about 6 hours.