South West Coast Path

Embark on an unforgettable adventure along the iconic South West Coast Path in Bude, where dramatic cliffs, stunning seascapes, and rugged beauty await.  Our South West Coast Path walks showcase the best of Bude’s coastal landscapes, guiding you along this world-renowned trail that stretches along the southwestern edge of England.

Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll with breathtaking views or a more challenging hike with invigorating sea breezes, these walks offer a mesmerising journey.  With the soothing sound of waves as your backdrop, explore hidden coves, sandy beaches, and charming coastal villages and discover the diverse flora and fauna that thrive in this unique coastal environment.  Lace up your hiking boots, breathe in the salty sea air, and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring vistas that make the South West Coast Path walks in Bude a truly extraordinary experience.

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.

Bude to Widemouth Bay
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Bude to Widemouth Bay

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.

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.

Bude Canal and Coast Path Circular Walk
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Bude Canal and Coast Path Circular Walk

This historically rich walk is filled with varied scenery and panoramic views. The level path follows the Bude Canal, a remarkable relic of 19th century engineering, to its terminal as a barge waterway.  The wide open views from the fields of Whalesborough overlooking Widemouth Bay and the rugged cliffline to the south are without doubt, breath-taking, especially when the surf pounds the coast.  Then there are the clifftops with their dramatic, geological formations, leading you to views overlooking Bude, its bay, and beyond to Hartland and Exmoor.

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.

 

Bude Three Beaches
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Bude Three Beaches

Explore three of Bude’s beaches, the Breakwater, the South West Coast Path and a shipwreck with this delightful and easy walk that unveils the natural beauty and coastal allure of Bude.

This scenic journey guides you from the Bude Canal Lock Gates, across Summerleaze Beach to Northcott Mouth, and back to Bude along the South West Coast Path.

You’ll experience the landscape from two perspectives – along the shore below the dramatic cliffs, and along the South West Coast Path looking down onto the beaches and across the distant headlands, as far as the eye can see.

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 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.