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

Route Filmstrip & Description

A walk above Morte Bay with spectacular views from Baggy Point to Morte Point and out to Lundy. The beach stretches for over 2 miles. Park along Marine Drive (fee payable). The path is wide except for one stretch above Putsborough Sands where the path (gradient - 1:7 uphill for about 10 metres) narrows to a width of just over a metre. A second gradient near Broadsands Bungalow rises for 100 metres at 1:12. Whatever the season there is spectacular coastal scenery even if you have to turn back at either of the gradients. There are no steps or seats along the route. There are toilets halfway along the Marine Drive car park. There is an alternative route back along the sands (though NOT for wheelchairs, pushchairs or trampers) BUT there are dunes with a steep climb for 10 metres before finding a signposted path back to Marine Drive.

Surveyed by: Allan Ginman, September 2013 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 1.9 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: Marine Drive Car Park is run by Mortehoe Parish Council. Fee payable in summer. Open from 8.00am to 10.00pm. http://woolacombe.info/information/woolacombe/parking/marine-drive-car-park
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: Yes, halfway along the car park.

Full Profile

The end of the carpark - the start of the walk.

Start The end of the carpark - the start of the walk.

 

Path

The surface is crushed compacted stone.

Path The surface is crushed compacted stone.

 

Path

There are paths to the right leading down through the dunes to the sands.

Path There are paths to the right leading down through the dunes to the sands.

 

Path

All the trees appear to be shaped by the wind.

Path All the trees appear to be shaped by the wind.

 

Gradient

 

Path

 

Path

You are on the South West Coast Path.

Direction You are on the South West Coast Path.

The surface changes to compacted earth and stones.

Width The surface changes to compacted earth and stones.

A view across to Baggy Point.

View A view across to Baggy Point.

 

Path

An example of the surface.

Surface An example of the surface.

 

Gradient

The signpost leading to a gate and a viewpoint towards Putsborough and Baggy Point.

View The signpost leading to a gate and a viewpoint towards Putsborough and Baggy Point.

Back on the track with a width of at least 1.3 metres.

Width Back on the track with a width of at least 1.3 metres.

 

Path

The view opens out to your right.

View The view opens out to your right.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

A quarry next to Broadsands Bungalow.

Feature of Interest A quarry next to Broadsands Bungalow.

The change to a 3m wide road surface.

Surface The change to a 3m wide road surface.

 

Path

 

Path

The end of the walk. Turn right and down a steep roadway to Putsborough Beach Car Park and Cafe... or turn round and walk back to the start.

End The end of the walk. Turn right and down a steep roadway to Putsborough Beach Car Park and Cafe... or turn round and walk back to the start.

Putsborough Marine Drive Phototrail

 

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Accessibility Info Amenities Info Facilities Info Features Info Way Finding Info
Barrier
Clearance
Gate
Gradient
Obstacle
Seat
Step
Surface
Visibility
Width
Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
Public Transport
Toilets
Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
Feature of Interest
Information
View
Direction
End
Path
Start

 

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Vertical Profile

This is an approximate vertical profile with samples taken at 100m intervals along the trail.

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