Crackington Haven to Widemouth

Crackington Haven to Widemouth (via bus)

A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, along the Shipwreck Coast from Crackington Haven to Widemouth Bay passing the bluebell woodland of ancient twisted oaks at The Dizzard, chevron folded rocks and honeycomb reefs of Millook Haven and fossil beds of Wanson Mouth.

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After an initial bus journey from Widemouth to Crackington Haven, the route follows the coast path from Crackington Haven to Pencannow Point where there are panoramic views. The path zig-zags behind Great and Little Barton Strand to Castle Point where it passes the remnants of an Iron Age fort. The route continues past Cleave Strand, down the steep-sided valley at Scrade and up to Chipman Point. The path skirts across the top of the ancient coastal woodland at Dizzard, passing Cancleave Strand and crossing Millook Common, before descending to Millook Haven. There is then one last steep climb up Bridwill Point before the route levels out along Penhalt Cliff and reaches Widemouth Bay via Wanson Mouth.

Highlights

  • Sandy beach and rockpools at low tide on Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay
  • Spectacular panoramic views of the coastline from Pencannow Point and Millook Common
  • Ancient woodland around Dizzard with bluebells in Spring
  • Geological origami at Cancleave Strand and Millook Haven

Considerations

  • Route includes paths close to unfenced cliff edges.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 111
  • Distance: 6.4 miles/10.3 km
  • Steepness grade: Strenuous
  • Bus: 95 from Widemouth Bay to Crackington Haven.
  • Recommended footwear: Walking boots
  • Pub: ✓
  • Café: ✓

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Pubs on or near the route

  • Bay View Inn
  • The Coombe Barton Inn

either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

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