Stowe Cliffs and Coombe Valley from Duckpool

This circular walk with ascents and descents From Duckpool Bay uses the South West Coast path along Warren Gutter and Stowe Cliffs. Then, you will discover peaceful woods and Coombe Valley inland.

Technical sheet
No. 4123333
A Morwenstow walk posted on 29/09/20 by charentimoy. Update : 18/02/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h00[?]
Distance Distance : 5.79km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 124m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 123m
Highest point Highest point : 115m
Lowest point Lowest point : 18m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Morwenstow
Starting point Starting point : N 50.87645° / W 4.557586°
Download : -
The valley leading to Sandy Mouth Steeple Point and Lower Sharpnose Point from the path Footbridge in Coombe Village Long Rock from Stowe Cliffs

Description

Park your car at Duckpool Bay car park.

(D/A) From the car park, take the path on your left in the field along the fence. Cross the stream and go up to heading to Warren Point on your right. At the top, you overlook Duckpool beach and Steeple Point.

(1) Past Warren Point, Continue down the path, cross a stream close to Warren Gutter Beach and ascend the steep steps.

(2) Go across the open meadow until you reach a kissing gate. Past this gate, head to the signpost with a yellow arrow in front of you higher up. At this signpost bear left at a right angle along the fence. Go through the gate and follow "Stowe Barton" (white arrow). These white arrows in fields lead to a track and a junction.

(3) At this junction, Go straight "Stowe Barton" (blue arrow) until you join a fork. Bear left, cross over the road, go through the gate following the yellow arrow " Stowe Woods 0.6m". Past the gate, go across the field slightly right until you join a track that leads to another gate and a directional signpost. Go straight ahead following Stowe Wood (yellow arrow) and go through the gate close to the white house. Descend the grassy track across the open meadow until you reach a kissing-gate in the woods. Continue down the path (can be slippery when wet!).

(4) Your path joins a curving one. Bear right and follow this pretty large path with bends left ignoring other paths on your right. Continue this main way for 150 metres before you reach a large bridge.

(5) Cross it and bear left at the next T-junction. Follow the flat path for one kilometer which leads to Coombe village. Go straight ahead on the road admiring beautiful thatched houses, cross the footbridge and go up to crossroads.

(6) Turn left slightly down and turn right at crossroads taking the road to Duckpool Bay for half a mile before you reach Duckpool car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 18m - Duckpool Bay car park
1 : km 0.89 - alt. 67m - Steep steps
2 : km 1.35 - alt. 63m - Signpost
3 : km 2.2 - alt. 112m - Junction with blue arrow
4 : km 3.53 - alt. 66m - Gravel path
5 : km 3.78 - alt. 53m - T-junction
6 : km 5.13 - alt. 30m - Road to Duckpool Bay
D/A : km 5.79 - alt. 18m - Duckpool Bay car park

Useful Information

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