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Noss Mayo to Bigbury-on-Sea

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  • Views to Burgh Island from Bigbury-on-Sea
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Leave the charming village of Noss Mayo and make your way along higher and more challenging coastal cliffs, perhaps getting a glimpse of dolphins, occasional whales or seals from the lookout above Warren Beach.
difficult
21.7 km
6:45 h
430 m
406 m

When you reach the River Erme you will either need to wade across within an hour either side of low tide, or take the alternative inland walk or taxi transfer around the valley.  After some steep climbing to the high viewpoints near Westcombe Beach you will descend past Ayrmer Cove to Bigbury-on-Sea, with stunning views across to Burgh Island.

Alternative route — The alternative walking route round the Erme estuary is described in the guidebook. This is an additional distance of 8 miles/14km.

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Callum Broad
Updated: July 25, 2018
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Lowest point
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This route is used in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTB

Start

Noss Mayo (15 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SX 54079 47814
DD
50.312172, -4.050756
DMS
50°18'43.8"N 4°03'02.7"W
UTM
30U 425184 5573868
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Destination

Bigbury-on-Sea

Turn-by-turn directions

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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Coordinates

OS Grid
SX 54079 47814
DD
50.312172, -4.050756
DMS
50°18'43.8"N 4°03'02.7"W
UTM
30U 425184 5573868
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
21.7 km
Duration
6:45 h
Ascent
430 m
Descent
406 m
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