Bude to Widemouth Bay

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Embark on a journey through Bude’s stunning coastal landscapes and historic canal on this captivating walk, brimming with diverse scenery. Marvel at the sweeping panoramas on the South West Coast Path and walk along the historic Bude Canal, a remarkable relic of 19th century engineering.

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Written Directions:

  • From the Bude Tourist Information Centre, join the Bude Canal towpath and cross the road bridge to the Falcon Hotel.
  • Walk along Church Path, up the steps and turn right to join the coast path heading south.
  • Continue along the coast path (the sea will be on your right) until you reach Widemouth Bay.
  • Just before the Bay View Inn, leave the coast path and cross the road to a kissing gate with a public footpath sign.
  • Follow the path through fields, following the waymarkers to reach The Weir Bistro.
  • Continue ahead through the car park to reach the historic Bude Canal at Helebridge.
  • Join the canal path with the water on your right.
  • The path eventually comes to Rodds Bridge, where you cross to the other side.
  • Continue ahead to finish the walk back at the Bude Tourist Information Centre.