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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.
moderate
Distance 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
Update: November 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
95 m
Lowest point
0 m
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Tips and hints

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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all notes on protected areas

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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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21.7 km
Duration
6:45 h
Ascent
430 m
Descent
406 m
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