Drive for a walk

Experience the beauty of the surrounding areas with our curated selection of walks that begin with a convenient drive or bus journey to the start point.  Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking to explore new trails, these Drive for a walk options offer ease and accessibility, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors and less time navigating unfamiliar routes.

From coastal paths with sweeping sea views to inland trails through picturesque countryside, there’s a walk for every preference and skill level.  Simply park your car at the designated starting point, follow the directions provided, and immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and natural wonders that the Bude area has to offer.

Morwenstow to Marsland Mouth
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Morwenstow to Marsland Mouth

This circular walk starts and finishes at the Rectory Farm Tea Rooms.  The route uses the South West Coast Path and inland footpaths and tracks.  You’ll be treated to a combination of breathtaking 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.

Morwenstow Cream Tea and Hawker's Hut
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Morwenstow Cream Tea and Hawker's Hut

Embark on a leisurely clifftop stroll along the stunning coast at Morwenstow, where breath-taking views, historic landmarks, and abundant wildlife await. This gentle walk offers a perfect blend of natural beauty with lush valleys, farmland, heritage, and tranquil surroundings. Highlights including the beautiful Saxon-era church and the iconic Hawker’s Hut, once the refuge of the eccentric Rev. Hawker. Complete the walk with a Cornish Cream Tea at the 18th century Rectory Farm Tearooms.

Simple walking instructions are included, but we advise you use this route alongside the Ordnance Survey OS190 map.

Week St Mary to Penhallam
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Week St Mary to Penhallam

This captivating walk offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and scenic splendor, making it a must-visit destination for any explorer.  The route traverses Ashbury Woods, where ancient trees whisper tales of centuries gone by.  Beneath the watchful gaze of the iron age fort, explore the rugged terrain and imagine the lives of those who once roamed these lands.  The path leads you to the evocative ruins of Penhallam Manor, a testament to the enduring legacy of times long past.  As you wander through this atmospheric site, let your imagination roam free, conjuring images of bygone eras.

Duckpool and Coombe Valley
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Duckpool and Coombe Valley

A captivating journey meandering through footpaths and woodland. Starting at Duckpool, the walk takes you inland and delves into the Coombe Valley and the enchanting woodlands of Stowe.

Crackington Haven and Strangles Secret Beach
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Crackington Haven and Strangles Secret Beach

A picturesque circular walk starting from Crackington Haven car park, offering varied landscapes, including stunning coastal views, tranquil valleys, a secret beach (Strangles) and charming countryside scenery.  This walk is perfect for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful coastal adventure.

To reach Crackington Haven, take the 95 bus from Bude.  Alternatively, its a 20-minute drive from Bude.

 

Morwenstow to Stanbury Mouth
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Morwenstow to Stanbury Mouth

Embark on a picturesque circular journey traversing the renowned South West Coast Path and meandering through inland footpaths and tracks.  This route unveils a tapestry of scenic wonders and cultural gems, include the awe-inspiring Church of St. Morwenna, renowned for its exquisite Norman architecture, the iconic Hawker’s Hut steeped in maritime history, the enchanting Tidna Valley, and the secluded beauty of Stanbury Mouth’s clandestine beach.

Millook Haven to Dizzard Point
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Millook Haven to Dizzard Point

An inspirational journey through the ancient woodland of Dizzard Point, a testament to Bude’s rich natural history dating back to prehistoric times. Explore the depths of this historic forest, where rare lichens flourish in the pristine air, and meander through hay meadows adorned with a vibrant tapestry of wildflowers and butterflies.

Parking is limited at Millook, but it is possile to get the 95 bus to Widemouth Bay and walk to the start point.

Crackington Haven to St Gennys
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Crackington Haven to St Gennys

Explore the stunning coastal scenery surrounding Crackington Haven on this energetic circular walk, offering panoramic views, charming hamlets, and a visit to the historic St. Gennys Church.