Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk
Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk
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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 coastal walk guaranteed to lift the spirits.
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Horleylad
Horley, UK625 contributions
Jun 2022
We completed the 6.6 mile circular walk, and gained much in the experience. It's a mixture to road, track and trail, with natural and manmade steps, and quite challenging in places, especially if there was a wind blowing. In the summer it's doable in trainers, but I really would recommend walking boots for added security.
Written June 30, 2022
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Chris M
246 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
This is a truly stunning coastal walk. I really recommend doing a 'loop' so that one way is along the coast and the other way the headland as the different views from the different paths are stunning.

Being NAT Trust members we parked at Overbeck house and walked from there.
Written December 28, 2020
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Eeebeegeebee
9 contributions
Jan 2020
We were slightly unlucky with the weather (fog rolled in, cold wind blew up and the mizzle descended!) but it was still a fabulous walk with some stunning scenery. Not too arduous, there are only a few climbs. Can be slippy under foot. We walked on into Hope Cove - coffee and sausage rolls at the new hotel in Outer Hope were very welcome - then the inland route back to Salcombe. About 12 miles in total. Tiring but worth it.
Written January 22, 2020
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Richard M
Bedford, UK842 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
This is a great walk, tough and uphill to start, then stunning views as you get to the top and walk around bolt head, down to the valley to finish before heading back to Salcombe South sands. Brilliant. May have to wait for the ferry if catching it to Salcombe after as only 12 allowed on at a time. Enjoy
Written August 1, 2020
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Richard Knights
6 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
A beautiful walk. But be careful of ticks. I picked one up on my leg despite wearing long trousers. There were many visitors wearing shorts. They must have had more ticks on them. On the positive side not so likely that the ticks are carrying Lyme since there are few deer or grey squirrels in this area. But you never know.
Written June 27, 2021
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,022 contributions
Nov 2021
A very pleasant walk that is circa 2.25 miles (if starting at the Ferry in Salcombe) and takes about 45 minutes. Most of this walk is on the road from Salcombe, with the coast path starting when you get to The National trust Overbeck's Garden Car Park. It is of moderate difficulty with it being quite steep in places. The views for the entire walk are stunning and there are places to stop and rest along the way. There is a cafe and public toilet at North Sands which is on the route. The coastal path at Sharp Tor and The Rags is beautiful. High Recommend this walk for those of reasonable levels of fitness. Wear sensible footwear, hiking trainers are adequate as it is not ragged enough to require full on walking boots.
Written November 22, 2021
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Uncle-Jayo
Wendover, UK463 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
It’s an amazing walk once you get to near Bolt Head but the further you go towards Hope Cove the better. We walked from Hope Cove back to Salcombe which I recommend. The walk from Hope Cove towards Bolt Head is stunning. I have attached photos to show. It’s a must for any have decent walker or hiker.
Written July 31, 2020
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Michael C
363 contributions
Sep 2020
The walk to Bolt Head from Salcome along the river will be quite challenging for some.

There is an easier alternative from East Soar Car Park from where there is relatively flat access the the cliff top path and Bolt Head. Its about 3 miles there and back.

Lovely stroll on a sunny evening.
Written September 22, 2020
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Jay M
Liverpool, UK202 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We walked from salcombe to bolt head and the views where amazing
Have a drink stop at the winking prawn
Continue your walk, Cliff top views are to die for
When you get back to south sands just jump the ferry back to salcombe centre at £4 each
But not before a rewarding final glass of wine on the balcony of south sands hotel
All very enjoyable
Written May 2, 2018
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Lars
5 contributions
May 2019
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 yellow gorse that covers the hills.
Head to Overbecks once you cobwebs have been blown for one of the best crab sandwiches you’ll find and a lovely house and garden to explore.
Written August 19, 2019
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