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Hiking trail

Bigbury-on-Sea to Salcombe

Hiking trail · South Hams
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 Another ferry crossing awaits shortly after you leave Bigburg-on-Sea today. Ahead is one of the most beautiful stretches of the South West Coast Path. 

 

moderate
21.4 km
6:30 h
443 m
456 m

Cross the River Avon by ferry (seasonal) to Bantham this morning. Passing through part of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a fairly easy walk takes you past Thurlestone to the picturesque coastal sanctuary of Hope Cove. The section through to Bolt Tail and Bolt Head and on to Salcombe is thought to be one of the most scenic on the entire South West Coast Path offering spectacular views back along the Devon Coast.

Alternative route - the alternative walking route around the Avon Estuary is well way marked. This is an additional distance of 9 miles/14.5km.

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Author
Callum Broad
Updated: July 25, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
117 m
Lowest point
1 m
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This route is used in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTB

Start

Bigbury-on-Sea (20 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.283229, -3.894942
UTM
30U 436240 5570505

Destination

Salcombe

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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21.4 km
Duration
6:30h
Ascent
443 m
Descent
456 m
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