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The Bantham to Thurlestone Circular Walk
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Coastal walk.

Spectacular coastal walk. Many level areas so it’s not too strenuous. The views are incredible with... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
jawoolgar
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Devon, United Kingdom
Fantastic coastal views

Before doing the coastal walk I recommend that you put on your wet suit and going ‘drifting’ from... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Kevan W
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This was the first coastal walk of our break in Thurlestone. We had a beautiful sunny day and this together with the views made it very special. The walk skims the golf course for probably half of the circular walk so we kept our spaniel on the lead (it's also wise because the cliffs present shear drops to the sea). Continuing past the golf course the track starts it's descent with full views of Burgh Island with its hotel and the river Avon estuary, which was full of surfers on the day we did it. A truly beautiful view. We then followed the path around the banks of the estuary (more beautiful views) and walked through Bantham village with its thatched cottages and pub (Sloop Inn). The only slight 'challenge' during this walk was following the track up the hill from Bantham across a field - very steep!!! However once at the top of the hill you are more or less back in Thurlestone. We did this walk in the morning and in the afternoon went to Salcombe.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank w0rldtraveller68
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Excellent circuit to view fab beaches and Devon coastline. Hilly, but easy smooth path. would recommend stops at the beach house over the bridge at South Milton sands for coffees or lunch and the Sloop in at Bantham for Dinner. Or alternatively the Gastrobus at Bantham carpark does great cakes :-)

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Amazing views, good in all weather, and leads to 2 beautiful towns with access to so much. Best in June-August to catch the Summer weather. Many beaches to stop at along the way and a couple of benches to relax at. Thurlestone is a small town with a nice hotel if you want to stay overnight but Bantham has some lovely restaurants.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sofia W
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A great walk along the coast path with great views, dog friendly with lots of opportunity to let him off the lead will definitely do again

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Andrewhadley
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is a wonderful circuit which I do on many occasions. Depending which way round you go, there is a steep hill, which judging by the amount of fairly well fed people that I saw trying to staggeri up it, is not for the unfit! The views are incredible and it is well worth the climb. If you go clockwise, the steep hill has to be descended which can be slippery, then the hill by the coast above Bantham Bay is not too bad. Unfortunately people have been taking the short cut across this field which is not where the footpath runs. Please keep to the outside and keep dogs on a lead. Views across to Burgh Island are wonderful. Do it!!

Date of experience: August 2017
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