Bolberry Down

About this route

Bolberry Down has a network of paths running along high cliff tops with great views and providing a choice of walks of varying lengths.

Getting Around

Begin your walk from the National Trust car park at Bolberry Down.

Toilets and refreshments at Port Light Hotel nearby, or in Hope Cove.
Paths (maintained by the National Trust) are fairly flat having been levelled and compacted with maximum gradient of 1:10 and minimal cross slope.
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Interesting information

Bolberry Down is a great place in springtime with skylarks, ravens, the rarer cirl buntings and Dartford warblers call from the bushes, and the coastal heathland is full of wildflowers.  There is a wealth of wildflowers which in summer attract many butterflies. In autumn the heathland is vivid with gorse and heather and the migrant birds gather to leave.

Once on the coast path, you can look down over Bolt Tail (with its Iron Age fort), along the coast as far as Rame Head in Cornwall. On a clear day you should see the Eddystone Lighthouse guarding a dangerous reef eight miles off shore.

Landscape photo of the South Devon coastal cliffs at Bolberry Down
South Devon Coast, Ralphs Hole, Bolberry Down Copyright Derek Harper, licensed for reuse - geograph.org.uk

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Photo of the South Devon coastline with sea and coastal cliffs at Hope Cove

A walk in Hope

Hope Cove, in the far south of the county, is one of the most attractive settlements on the South West