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Not for the faint hearted

Fabulous place to walk if you are very fit . Definitely need good footwear, and for me , walking... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
Shaldon, United Kingdom
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A lovely experience

This section of the South West Coastal Path from The Ness to Labrador (just over 4 miles) is a... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2019
Hereford, United Kingdom
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This high-level 3.1 mile walk on the South West Coast Path has a lot of ascent and descent, some of which is steep and can be slippery, but the stunning coastal views in all directions make it worth the effort. Starting at the Ness headland, planted...more
| Shaldon Ness, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous place to walk if you are very fit . Definitely need good footwear, and for me , walking poles. The views are spectacular

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sexygedyetastebud
Reviewed February 7, 2019

This section of the South West Coastal Path from The Ness to Labrador (just over 4 miles) is a beautiful walk with great views. It should be stressed it is not for the unfit as there are many ups and downs but which can be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

This small RSPB reserve is in a lovely setting and provides good walks for the general public and excellent opportunities for seeing the rare Cirl Bunting for more dedicated bird watchers. It is possible to see all the birds from the level paths near the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dhongkong
Reviewed August 13, 2017

They have a pay parking lot off the A379 between Shaldon & Maidencombe. The paths are well defined, but expect a reasonable work out, as they are steep. The coastal views are stunning and well worth the effort. I also note the parking lot only...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gla_Rangers
Reviewed April 10, 2017

A glorious reserve with fantastic views. Reasonably populated at the top near to the car park and icecream van but venture down the steep slopes and you enter an oasis of calm. Splendid views of cirl buntings alerted by their melodious, ringing call. Flocks of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Julie L
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Visited this reserve specifically to see the cirl buntings; a small bird with the male having a yellow and brown striped head. It was a very windy day so I wasn't too hopeful. Had a couple of distant view of them but then as I...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mutchisman
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Best not come here on a rainy day in February! Ground is steep and was slippery after rain. Path is well marked and provides lovely views along the coast and glimpses inland. Best on a sunny day with less wind.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank stevepmorris
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Parked up in the car park to see the stunning views on offer on our way back home to Barrow. Sadly more time needed to explore the public footpath than we had. But enjoyed the view all the same.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed February 29, 2016

You will get lovely views but you need to be fit - a very hilly part of the South West Coast Path. Some wonderful places like Shaldon and Babbacombe to visit on your trip.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank shish57
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Labrador Bay Car Park. Between Shaldon and Maidencombe. When the ice-cream and tea van is there you will see a teapot on a pole indicating its location. You know you're in Britain when you see a teapot luring people with its promise of a caffeine...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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