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A wonderful walk with amazing views. Be warned - it's steep and a bit of a challenge, but so worth... read more

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roywhittle
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
A must do hike when visiting Salcombe

Exhilarating walk, taking in great views, some rock scrambling fun, looping back through farmland... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian and Helen S
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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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A 3 mile moderate walk along part of the South West Coast Path National Trail passing through an enchanted landscape of rocky spires and jumbled pinnacles to the mouth of the Salcombe estuary, with inspiring views in all directions, this is a...more
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful walk with amazing views. Be warned - it's steep and a bit of a challenge, but so worth the effort. Would recommend the South Sands ferry to get here from Salcombe, also a lot of fun.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank roywhittle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exhilarating walk, taking in great views, some rock scrambling fun, looping back through farmland and a woodland walk back down, with a half way stop at the walkers hut as a bonus. From Salcombe, we recommend catching the South Sands ferry, rather than driving, as...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ian and Helen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really puffing hard by the time we reached the flat particularly the steps above overbeck. Then another climb down and up to bolt head.walked up to the false point first. A fine sunny day helped.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank colaradopam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As ever the south west coast path deserves its reputation for being an unspoilt walkers wonder. A fairly strenuous hack for our group aged from 85 to 5, but well worth it. Saw a peregrine dive, a lizard bathe and smelt almonds when sniffing the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank hairyhand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We got up early and headed up to Overbecks where as National Trust members we can park for free. I advtto go early as the road to the car park is narrow and with few passing places. Take a small car if you have a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

Living in devon for 13 years but never been there. Glad we did . What a lovely coastal path, we thoroughly enjoyed it, specially my younger one had so much fun. Scenery is out of the world and feels like you are in different world.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 326surajk
Reviewed August 12, 2019

Would highly recommend the way to Bolt Head - not strenuous but really interesting with amazing views

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Samantha C
Reviewed July 16, 2019

Still a favourite walk, but especially if you get up early for the sunrise over East Portlemouth. Don’t forget a cream tea at East Soar!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

The walk from Salcombe to Bolt head is pretty good although you need a good set of legs to take on the hills involved. Once you get there and turn around it’s all worth it as the views back up the estuary towards Salcombe and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PhilR265
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful walk and easy parking walked along for about 2 hours then stopped at south sands after for a quick dip in the sea.

Date of experience: June 2019
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buzzard1234
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Response from Iain391 | Reviewed this property |
Only if they are under control
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August 3, 2017|
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Response from Watfordbloke7 | Reviewed this property |
No, this would not be a good idea.
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wayesc
July 19, 2015|
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Depends how fast you walk. Has a couple of big hills to walk up too.
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