Bolberry Down on the South Devon Coast

Bolberry Down

Looking towards Bolberry Down by Martin Bodman | CC BY-SA 2.0 | via Wikimedia Commons

This is a dog-friendly walk taking place across high cliff tops near Bolberry Down. You will find lots of different available routes so feel free to take a detour if you’d like to. The route we’ve chosen is 1.7 miles in length.

To start with head to Bolberry Down car park and head along the connected path towards the Port Light Hotel. Keep going until you reach the entrance, before turning left down a track in the direction of the sea. After 100 metres or so take the path on the left. Continue down here for roughly half a mile until you reach the a viewpoint at Fernyhole Point.

Next you’ll need to head down the coast path through a gate and into Bolt Tail and Hope Cove. Take the path across the field and past the Ocean Restaurant Bolberry Down.

You will now have returned to the car park. If you wish you can call it a day here, otherwise head to the bottom of the car park onto a rough stone track. Stay on this track as it gently descends for for about a third of a mile before rising over a small stone outcrop. Keep going for another 100 metres to reach another view point – this time at Cathole Point.

After this the cost path will descend steeply onto a beach called Soar Mill Cove where you can spend some time relaxing. When you’re ready, re-trace your steps to head back to the car park.

Read more Wednesday Walks HERE.

Chris Green

About the Author: Chris Green works in the office at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs, using his technical expertise to assist wherever needed. In his spare time he likes playing guitar and bass, and hiking around Dartmoor.

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