Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This short, level walk over well trimmed grassland provides exceptional views over the western end of the Jurassic Coast towards the mouth of the River Exe and then beyond to Dawlish, Teignmouth and Torbay.

Surveyed by: Allan Ginman, July 2012 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 1.3 km

Public Transport: There are buses to Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Otterton, and from June – September the Sidmouth Hopper bus runs to Muttersmoor car park. For timetable information visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.
Car Park: Muttersmoor Car Park - currently free
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

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Muttersmoor Car park is currently free. The Sidmouth Hopper stops at the entrance nearest Sidmouth (left side facing the coast!). The surface is stony with some bumps. It dries quickly even after heavy rain.

CarPark Muttersmoor Car park is currently free. The Sidmouth Hopper stops at the entrance nearest Sidmouth (left side facing the coast!). The surface is stony with some bumps. It dries quickly even after heavy rain.

The information board for Muttersmoor is at a convenient height.

Information The information board for Muttersmoor is at a convenient height.

Our route crosses the road at the left hand exit to the car park. Beware occasional cars and weary cyclists.

CarPark Our route crosses the road at the left hand exit to the car park. Beware occasional cars and weary cyclists.

The field gate next to the kissing gate will open.

Gate The field gate next to the kissing gate will open.

The kissing gate is a tight squeeze but passable. The views beyond make it worth the effort.

Gate The kissing gate is a tight squeeze but passable. The views beyond make it worth the effort.

The path is grassy and can be wet underfoot during and shortly after rainy weather.

Surface The path is grassy and can be wet underfoot during and shortly after rainy weather.

The pathway is much flatter than it looks in these next few photos.

Path The pathway is much flatter than it looks in these next few photos.

 

Path

Keep going straight ahead - staying parallel to the hedges and woodland on your left.

Path Keep going straight ahead - staying parallel to the hedges and woodland on your left.

The camera doesn't show how glorious the view is to your right.

Path The camera doesn't show how glorious the view is to your right.

There is a public footpath leading off to the right. It leads to point 17. It's reasonably level, has a downhill camber and is wide enough for any wheelchair or pushchair.

Path There is a public footpath leading off to the right. It leads to point 17. It's reasonably level, has a downhill camber and is wide enough for any wheelchair or pushchair.

 

Path

The view at the cliff edge. High Peak and Ladram Bay in the near distance.

View The view at the cliff edge. High Peak and Ladram Bay in the near distance.

Turn right at the cliff edge and follow the path.

Path Turn right at the cliff edge and follow the path.

It soon begins to become a steep gradient. The path narrows and becomes well worn.

Gradient It soon begins to become a steep gradient. The path narrows and becomes well worn.

We admired the view in 3 directions....

Gradient We admired the view in 3 directions....

....and then turned back. We followed the path parallel to the cliff edge - well away from the wired fence....

View ....and then turned back. We followed the path parallel to the cliff edge - well away from the wired fence....

Path

Path

... until we reached another kissing gate. Here there are 2 choices. The easiest route is to turn left and head back towards the car park. However....

Gate ... until we reached another kissing gate. Here there are 2 choices. The easiest route is to turn left and head back towards the car park. However....

....if you enter National Trust land, be aware that the paths may be undulating and grassy. You do have good protection form any wind!
Be aware there is another kissing gate at the end of this stage of the walk.

Information ....if you enter National Trust land, be aware that the paths may be undulating and grassy. You do have good protection form any wind! Be aware there is another kissing gate at the end of this stage of the walk.

This is part of the 630 mile South West Coast Path.

Path This is part of the 630 mile South West Coast Path.

 

Path

Turn left off the Coast Path at any point where you see a path and follow the criss-cross paths back to the car park.

Path Turn left off the Coast Path at any point where you see a path and follow the criss-cross paths back to the car park.

 

Path

Occasionally you will come across gradient averaging 1:20.

Path Occasionally you will come across gradient averaging 1:20.

 

Path

Sometimes after rain the surface may turn muddy - but not impassable.

Path Sometimes after rain the surface may turn muddy - but not impassable.

 

Path

 

Path

One of a few seats we found in these woods.

Seat One of a few seats we found in these woods.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

The surface is not helped by the tree root - but again, it is passable with care.

Path The surface is not helped by the tree root - but again, it is passable with care.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Another kissing gate to be negotiated.

Gate Another kissing gate to be negotiated.

 

Gate

Cross the road back to the car-park.

Information Cross the road back to the car-park.

You are leaving National Trust land.

Information You are leaving National Trust land.

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