Bolberry Down easy access route

The circular route at Bolberry is fully accessible, with plenty of spots to rest and take in the wonderful view

Part of the stunning coastline at Bolberry Down is accessible to all, thanks to an initiative by the National Trust and the South West Coast Path.

This relatively flat section of the coast path provides the perfect place for a smooth level trail, with plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the view.

The path is an existing part of the South West Coast Path, and in 2017 the full 1.2km route was resurfaced and slightly widened thanks to funding from the SWCP and the Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust. It is now wide enough for buggies, wheelchairs and walking hand in hand.

The route takes you from the Bolberry car park, which includes disabled parking bays, to the end of Bolberry Down. From here you can discover the beautiful views of Hope Cove, and on a clear day you can see as far as Lizard Point. 

View from the Bolberry Down accessible walk
View from the Bolberry Down accessible walk
View from the Bolberry Down accessible walk


Careful maintenance with wildlife in mind

Due to the area being a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), it is vital that the surrounding wildlife and environment are disturbed as little as possible. We ask that visitors and their four legged friends follow the paths to ensure minimal disturbance to the delicate grass species, butterflies and invertebrates on the Down. You may also see cattle and sheep grazing which are vital in helping us manage and maintain the coastal grassland.

The Rangers will regularly cut the paths to ensure access is always at its best. It’s thanks to our supporters who visit, donate, volunteer, and buy memberships that we can look after our South Devon coast and countryside for everyone to enjoy.