South Devon Coastal Challenge

South Devon Coastal Challenge

  • When Friday 4 - Sunday 6 May 2018
  • Where South Devon
  • Type Walks and Treks
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About the walk

Our challenge is to walk the 21 miles of this wonderful South Devon coast between Mothercombe and Plymouth. This section of coast is less busy than elsewhere in Devon, so we will really be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Dramatic cliff top paths reveal extensive sea views, hidden coves with tranquil sandy bays, leading us to traditional fishing villages complete with welcoming inns and cafes. Most of the route is on good country tracks and footpaths, with a few ups and downs to add to your challenge.

The WalkWise team have been creating bespoke events for Breast Cancer Now supporters of all abilities for many years. As their walks are exclusive to our cause, you’ll be in fantastic company, with a maximum of 50 walkers on each trek all sharing the same goal.

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When you join Team Now, you'll not only get your very own Breast Cancer Now technical T-shirt, but also access to our exclusive online Training Zone, plus the excellent support of our experienced Challenge Events team and a fundraising pack with everything you’ll need to raise money.

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on this event.

For more details about the challenge and route download our event brochure.

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The route

Day 1: Saturday

Battisborough Cross, Mothercombe to Noss Mayo

The route begins in Battisborough Cross with a gentle warm up walk along meandering lanes. In Mothercombe we get our first view of the coast; the secluded Erme Estuary. From here we follow the coastal tracks to Meadowsfoot Beach and the picture perfect Mothercombe Bay.

The route climbs gently above the high cliffs and makes its way around the isolated smugglers coves and bays. The magnificent South West Coastal Path leads us onto Stokes where we will descend to the ancient Church of St Peters.

Our track then continues along a Victorian ride, providing easy walking as we continue around Blackstone Point, with breathtaking views of the estuary. We then follow the estuary inland through the bluebell clad wood and into the hidden villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, where we will conclude the day in a local inn or tea shop.

Distance: 11 miles, with 1500ft of ascent

Day 2: Sunday

Wembrey, Warren Point, Mount Batten & Plymouth

The second day is full of great views, historic villages and the odd ice cream shop and café. We begin on the opposite bank of the estuary to yesterday, in Wembrey.

Easy farm tracks and lanes allow for a gentle warm up as we make our way down to the coast, to reveal a superb view of the end of Saturdays’ walk. Now we turn west and follow the coastal path through to a golden bay with a delightful café for morning coffee. Then off we go, taking in the coastal scenery past Blackstone rocks, Wembrey Point, Audurn Point, Bovisand Bay and Jennycliff Bay before reaching Dunstone Point and Mount Batten Tower.

Now there’s a quick ferry ride with panoramic vistas across the sea, to the Citadel and Plymouth. Finally, we make our way along the quayside, concluding our route across the Plymouth Hoe.

Distance 10 miles with 1,200ft of ascent

Find out why our amazing supporters are trekking for breast cancer now

Fantastic weekend – the walk was wonderful and the Walkwise guides were brilliant as always. I met lots of lovely people and had a really enjoyable time – can't wait for next year’s trek!

Shirley, Walkwise participant

Location, venue and travel

The starting venue

South Devon

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