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

Route Filmstrip & Description

A section of the South West Coast Path that takes you on a cliffside path with wonderful views across to Lundy and Clovelly. The route follows a stretch of the short lived Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway. It is surfaced with compacted stones and therefore suitable for wheelchairs, but is not as smooth as tarmac. There is a slight uphill gradient for the first part of the route, but the first bench is conveniently located near the top of the slope where you might want a rest. A second bench can be found at the end of the route so you can pause before heading back. Although the path itself is wide, do keep young children and dogs under control as there is no fence and off the path there is a drop to the rocky beach below. This Phototrail has been provided by the North Devon Biosphere Service from printed material funded by the North Devon AONB Sustainable Development Fund and Devon County Council. Go to www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk for more information.

Surveyed by: Matt Edworthy, April 2012 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 1.4 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: There is a level car park with charges on all days except Christmas day and New Year's day. Blue badge holders are not exempt. 60p per hour for up to 2 hours, £2 for up to 4 hours, or £3 per day.
Steps: No
Barriers: There is one wheelchair accessible gate.
Toilets: Toilets are located adjacent to the car park. There is a concrete ramp, but no dedicated disabled toilet.

Full Profile

The route begins beside the car park.

Start The route begins beside the car park.

Toilets are adjacent to the start of the route but there is no dedicated disabled toilet.

Toilets Toilets are adjacent to the start of the route but there is no dedicated disabled toilet.

There is a gradient of 8% (1:12) from the car park for approximately 50 meters after which the path is level.

Gradient There is a gradient of 8% (1:12) from the car park for approximately 50 meters after which the path is level.

 

Path

Beyond the seat the gradient begins to lessen until the path becomes level.

Seat Beyond the seat the gradient begins to lessen until the path becomes level.

Looking back you can see all the way to Saunton Sands.

View Looking back you can see all the way to Saunton Sands.

A latch on this gate must be lifted before the gate is pushed forwards.  You operate it the same way when you are returning - i.e. you do not need to pull the gate towards you.

Gate A latch on this gate must be lifted before the gate is pushed forwards. You operate it the same way when you are returning - i.e. you do not need to pull the gate towards you.

From here you can see Lundy island and the coastline around Clovelly, as well as the rocky beach below.

View From here you can see Lundy island and the coastline around Clovelly, as well as the rocky beach below.

 

Path

 

View

There is a bench at this point, but the ground has been eroded around it, resulting in a step down and uneven natural surface.

Seat There is a bench at this point, but the ground has been eroded around it, resulting in a step down and uneven natural surface.

Path

 

Seat

Beyond this point the gradient of the path increases and the surface becomes rough and uneven.

End Beyond this point the gradient of the path increases and the surface becomes rough and uneven.

Westward Ho! to Cornborough Cliffs Phototrail

 

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Gate
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Obstacle
Seat
Step
Surface
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Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
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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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Vertical Profile

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

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