A circular walk on well-marked paths through the countryside and along the coast path from Wembury to Warren Point, with views of the coast and Yealm estuary.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From the car park, climb the steps and take the path up the hill towards the church.
(1) Go through the kissing gate and take the path into the fields by the church, then follow the path until it joins a lane. Follow this lane to the junction with a private road.
(2) Cross over the road and take the footpath into the fields. Cross the first field then turn left and follow the path along the hedge, then along a narrow lane past the houses.
(3) At the end of the lane, go straight ahead into the field and follow the footpath to the south-east corner (the official path goes straight across the field to the gate of the large house, then right along the edge of the field, but a 'desire path' cuts diagonally across the field).
(4) Take the road ahead south. The road becomes a farm track: follow this until you reach the coast path.
(5) At the signpost, turn left and take the 'Clitters Wood Circular Path'. At the next signpost, follow the path to Warren Point. There are excellent views of the Yealm estuary before you go down steps to the estuary itself. Follow the path to the right as it climbs back up the hill. When you reach (5) again, take the coast path to the left and follow it along the cliffs.
(6) At the private road take the coast path straight ahead, and follow it back down past the church to the car park.
D/A : km 0 - alt. 15m - Wembury Beach car park
1 : km 0.05 - alt. 28m - Kissing gate
2 : km 0.39 - alt. 64m - Private road
3 : km 1.32 - alt. 100m - Lane
4 : km 1.55 - alt. 96m - County road
5 : km 2.72 - alt. 55m - Signpost
6 : km 5.23 - alt. 58m - Private road
D/A : km 5.52 - alt. 15m - Wembury Beach car park
Ordnance Survey OL20 South Devon
There is a cafe at Wembury Beach. This is not open all year round.
Between April and September, a ferry/water taxi operates between Warren Point and Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo, with a choice of pubs about half a mile into the villages.
There are public lavatories at Wembury Beach.
The coast path is well marked and well used. The paths across the fields are clearly waymarked. The lanes may be muddy after rain. There are few steep sections, but there are steep steps down to Warren Point.
The car park at Wembury Beach is a pay and display National Trust car park. In high season this car park can become full. Alternative parking is at Bovisand, a privately owned Pay and Display car park.
A regular bus service runs Monday to Saturday from Plymouth city centre to Sea View Drive in Wembury.
You can take the path to Clitters Wood from the lane between (4) and (5), then follow the route via Warren Point.
Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
(D) Wembury Bay has a Marine Centre with displays about local wildlife.
(1) The coast around Wembury Beach is well-known for its excellent rock pools, which are teeming with marine life.
A circular walk taking in one of the easier stretches of the South West Coast path between Wembury and Bovisand, with a circular return along lanes and paths via Staddiscombe. Most of the gradients are gentle, with a few steep sections. Can be combined with a walk to Warren Point for a longer route.
Go for a swim, paddle your feet, pick up a stone or just take a photo. Whatever you do at the beginning of the walk, from here on, the route drives inland towards the higher ground of The Dartmoor National Park. It weaves its way through Brixton, Yealmpton and Ermington before reaching Ivybridge, using the Erme-Plym Trail.
This stage is really an add-on to the official route. There is an option to use the Erme-Plym Trail that is, in itself, an add-on to the original Two Moors Way. This will take you straight to Ivybridge through Brixton and Yealmpton. However, this route takes you along the coast to Wembury. The ferry option reduces the road walking considerably.
The Two Moors Way was officially opened on 29 May 1976. In 2005 the Two Moors Way was linked with the Erme–Plym Trail from Ivybridge to Wembury on the south Devon coast to create a cross-county coast-to-coast route of over 115 miles.
Stage 3 takes us right into the Dartmoor National Park and is where the original Two Moors Way starts. Once out of Ivybridge, past the old Stowford Paper Mill and out onto the moors, you really feel that you're on a long-distance trail. Look out for the MW signs as you work your way across the tops, through Scorriton to reach Holne.
Varied walk including ancient forest, a Quarry lake and open moorland. Fabulous views across to Plymouth Sound.
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