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Walking

So many miles of such diverse and spectacular scenery.

With Bovisand Harbour being inside the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the surroundings offer almost limitless opportunities to explore the area’s celebrated coastline and magnificent countryside. And what better way to discover and make the most of this wonderful, natural environment than on foot?

In and around Wembury…

Staying close to home, the walking paths and trails in and around Wembury cater for all abilities and distances, offering a mix of direct or circular easy strolls and moderate walks – or maybe even something more demanding.

From bracing clifftop walks, taking in the views from Bovisand Beach, Heybrook Bay, and Wembury Beach to enjoying the sights and sounds of the countryside along rivers and estuaries and through ancient woodland and beautiful villages.

The South West Coast Path…

Covering a huge 630 miles overall, the magnificent South West Coast Path (SWCP) is the UK’s longest, single walking route. Starting at Minehead in Somerset, the path heads west, along the coastline of North Devon and the entire north and south coasts of Cornwall. Heading east, it crosses the River Tamar back into Devon, along the length of the south Devon coast and into Dorset, along the Jurassic Coast, ending at Poole Harbour.

The South Devon stretch of the SWCP covers over 100 miles taking you eastwards from Plymouth to the village of Starcross on the Exe Estuary. By picking up the SWCP directly from Bovisand Harbour, you can either take the easterly route to explore the beautiful Wembury coastline to the pretty village of Newton Ferrers or the westerly route. This will take you on a 2-mile walk through the woodland before reaching the Mount Batten peninsula and the Ferry to take to you across the Sound and into Plymouth.

Explore beautiful Dartmoor…

If you’re looking for active walks slightly further afield, then the rugged landscapes of Dartmoor National Park should not be missed. Just a 10-mile drive will take you to the foothills of this wonderful place, with fantastic walking routes – from easy short walks to longer treks on tough terrain – through the wild countryside of this popular walking destination.

Whichever route you choose, you’ll come across some of Dartmoor’s most famous sites, from the magnificent granite Tors to ancient megalithic stone circles and ceremonial monuments. To get a better understanding of Dartmoor’s nature and fascinating history, then explore one of the many Heritage trails.

But if you feel like a bigger challenge, you can walk The Dartmoor Way – a 90-mile circular walk of Dartmoor taking in some of its most famous sights, towns and villages, or The Two Moors Way – a 117-mile, coast to coast walk from Wembury to Lynmouth in Exmoor.

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