Walking

Walking trail

Cliffs, valleys and ocean views in Salcombe Regis

Walking trail

Take a walk from Salcombe Regis out to the coast with superb views of the Devon Jurassic Coast. The walk leads to viewpoints looking west to Sidmouth and east to Weston Mouth and Branscombe.

On days of good visibility, it is possible to see Portland Bill in Dorset. The walk also gives the opportunity to explore Weston Plats, an area of 19th and 20th-century market gardens on the cliff-tops, that in its heyday supplied produce not only to local markets but also to markets further afield.

A view of Salcombe Regis

Map

Map route for cliffs, valleys and ocean views walk at Salcombe Regis

Start:

Car park at St Peter's Church, Salcombe Regis, grid ref: SY148888

1

From the church car park turn left down the road towards Salcombe Mouth. At the waymarker pointing to the beach take the road to the left signed 'Combe Wood Farm and coast ¾ mile'. Continue along this road and past houses on left and right. Go through the gate and take the left-hand path slanting up the hillside rising up to the next signpost.

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2

Now there is a choice of ways: the path straight on is narrow, steep and muddy in wet weather; or by turning sharp left there is an easier path, leading to a junction where you turn right and walk out to the coast passing the junction of the path that went straight on.

3

Follow the path over Higher Dunscombe Cliff. The view behind is of Salcombe Mouth and ahead you will come to a viewpoint, with a seat, looking out over Weston Mouth. Follow the path to the left into Lincombe.

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4

At the signpost take the right-hand path which drops down a little and then rises to the right and out onto Lower Dunscombe Cliff. There are various viewpoints looking down to Weston mouth and a small diversion to the right leads to a seat looking out over Weston Mouth.

5

At the next signpost turn sharp right and descend down the steps, through the kissing gate, then keeping to the right-hand side of the field, continue down. Take care as this will be quite slippery when wet. Just before the next signpost on the right is a notice board and a gate through to the Weston Plats.

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6

At the next signpost turn sharp right and descend down the steps, through the kissing gate, then keeping to the right-hand side of the field, continue down. Take care as this will be quite slippery when wet. Just before the next signpost on the right is a notice board and a gate through to the Weston Plats.

7

At the tarmac road (Dunscombe Manor), turn left and follow the road back to Salcombe Regis. Drop down through the village to the church and on to the car park.

End:

Car park at St Peter's Church, Salcombe Regis, grid ref: SY148888

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Cliffs, valleys and ocean views in Salcombe Regis

Terrain

This walk is quite rocky with two long ascents and one steep descent. In wet weather it can be muddy and slippery in places.

Dogs must be kept on leads where animals are grazing.

Cliffs, valleys and ocean views in Salcombe Regis

Contact us

Cliffs, valleys and ocean views in Salcombe Regis

How to get here

Address
Salcombe Regis, EX10 0JH
By train

Axminster, 12.6 miles (20 km) away.

By road

Off the A3052, signposted Salcombe Regis. In the village, park in the car park beside the church. Free parking but donations for the upkeep of the church and car park are welcome.

By bus

From Exeter Bus station catch the Stagecoach 52A Seaton/Honiton bus and alight at Trow Farm. From here Salcombe Regis is a ½ mile (800m) walk.

Cliffs, valleys and ocean views in Salcombe Regis

Facilities and access

  • Church car park at Salcombe Regis (not National Trust)
  • Refreshments and toilets in Branscombe (5.3 miles/8.5 km), April to October
  • Refreshments and toilets in Sidmouth (2 miles/3.2 km)
  • Dogs must be kept on leads where animals are grazing