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

Route Filmstrip & Description

A pleasant, mostly level walk along the shingle ridge to the mouth of the River Otter. On a windy day it will be bracing as the sea crashes loudly onto the shingle shore. Compare the powerful roughness of the waves with the tranquility of the meandering river behind the shingle barrier.

Surveyed by: Allan Ginman, July 2012 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 0.9 km

Public Transport: Budleigh Salterton is accessible by bus from Exmouth and Sidmouth. Journey time 15 minutes from Exmouth, 25 minutes from Sidmouth. For timetable information visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.
Car Park: Lime Kiln car park (fee payable)
Steps: Only as a rough alternative short cut to the car-park at the end of the walk.
Barriers: No
Toilets: Disabled toilets 150 yards towards Budleigh Salterton at the start of the walk.

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The Lime Kiln Car park in Budleigh Salterton - Blue Badge parking available.

Blue Badge parking bays The Lime Kiln Car park in Budleigh Salterton - Blue Badge parking available.

Facing the sea you can leave the car park either to the left up a gradient of 1:10 (10%)for 20 metres to the promenade.....

Gradient Facing the sea you can leave the car park either to the left up a gradient of 1:10 (10%)for 20 metres to the promenade.....

....or to the right up a gradient of 1:11 (9%) for 10 metres.

Gradient ....or to the right up a gradient of 1:11 (9%) for 10 metres.

Path

The walk heads for the mouth of the River Otter.

Path The walk heads for the mouth of the River Otter.

The information board is worth a perusal.

Information The information board is worth a perusal.

Note the 5 benches.

Seat Note the 5 benches.

 

Path

The tarmac gives way to a rolled stone path.

Path The tarmac gives way to a rolled stone path.

 

Path

Path

There is a slight gradient for 15metres of 1:20 (5%)

Gradient There is a slight gradient for 15metres of 1:20 (5%)

The view upriver towards White Bridge.

View The view upriver towards White Bridge.

Where the path reaches its nearest point to the mouth of the River Otter there is some erosion.

Surface Where the path reaches its nearest point to the mouth of the River Otter there is some erosion.

The paths veers to the left downhill past the seat. The gradient is no greater then 1:9 (11%) for about 15 metres.

Gradient The paths veers to the left downhill past the seat. The gradient is no greater then 1:9 (11%) for about 15 metres.

There is about 2 metres clearance if you wish to turn around at this point.

Clearance There is about 2 metres clearance if you wish to turn around at this point.

The path has a camber seawards of no more than 1:7.5 (13%)for 3-4 metres.

Gradient The path has a camber seawards of no more than 1:7.5 (13%)for 3-4 metres.

Should you wish to continue back to the car park on the lower route, the path is not as smooth as on the way out. The shingle has shifted across the path on a number of occasions.

Surface Should you wish to continue back to the car park on the lower route, the path is not as smooth as on the way out. The shingle has shifted across the path on a number of occasions.

However, it is eminently passable for most wheelchairs and pushchairs. Motorised wheelchairs may enjoy the challenge!

Surface However, it is eminently passable for most wheelchairs and pushchairs. Motorised wheelchairs may enjoy the challenge!

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

The path back to the car-park veers to the left up a gradient of 1:10 (10%) for about 20 metres.

Gradient The path back to the car-park veers to the left up a gradient of 1:10 (10%) for about 20 metres.

Alternatively, there are some rough steps back to the car park!

Step Alternatively, there are some rough steps back to the car park!

At the top of the slope you can see the signpost and information board seen in picture 5.

Gradient At the top of the slope you can see the signpost and information board seen in picture 5.

Here we are back at the information board. Turn right to head back to the car park.

Path Here we are back at the information board. Turn right to head back to the car park.

To the Otter's Mouth Phototrail

 

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Barrier
Clearance
Gate
Gradient
Obstacle
Seat
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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
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Path
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