Duckpool to Woodford circular walk

Duckpool to Woodford

A circular walk in Morwenstow parish along towering cliffs and through broadleaf woods where a hamlet has been preserved in a joint project between the Landmark Trust and National Trust

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The walk starts by heading inland via the hamlet of Coombe where the buildings are owned by the Landmark Trust. The route is then through broadleaf woodland and a short stretch of lane to the village of Woodford. The walk then follows footpaths across the fields to reach the coast at Stanbury Mouth. The final stretch is along the coast path via Lower Sharpnose Point to Duckpool beach.


  • Broadleaf woodland with wild garlic, bluebells, marsh marigolds and orchids in spring
  • Quiet beaches at Stanbury Mouth (sandy at low tide) and Duckpool
  • Rugged coastline with views to Tintagel
  • Spectacular coastal wildflowers on Steeple Point in May


  • One meadow has marshy areas all year round. Other parts can get quite boggy after prolonged wet weather.
  • Route includes paths close to unfenced cliff edges.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 126
  • Distance: 5.4 miles/8.6 km
  • Steepness grade: Moderate-strenuous
  • Recommended footwear: waterproof walking boots, or wellies after prolonged rain

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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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