Itinerary

Itinerary

Itinerary

From parking to trail conditions, this itinerary has all the information you need to experience the with coastal walk from Hope Cove to Wembury.

Before you start

How to get there

Hope cove is just a stones throw from where we camped. Although if you’re looking to start where we started in Salcombe then hit the button below.

Trail conditions

This section of the SWCP requires you to cross estuaries at Bantham and Mothcombe. For ferry times, click the button below, but at low tide it’s possible to wade across.

Camping rules

It is possible to wild camp on the SWCP, but much of it is private property. Wild camp at your own risk and always leave no trace.

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The hike

Step 1

Camp just east of Hope Cove

Just east of Hope Cove there’s a really nice place to camp just by the cliffs. Opening to a fantastic view of Hope Cove to the west.

Step 2

Begin walking over the cliffs

Plenty of grazing sheep inhabit the lonely path to Hope Cove along with great views on the way.

Step 3

Arrive at Hope Cove

Walking through Hope Cove in the early hours is like walking through a ghost town. Plenty to places to snack there during the day though. Further on are hills and sandy beaches along the path.

Step 4

Getting the Ferry from Bantham to Bigbury

The Ferry is little more than a bloke in a wooden boat! Arrive at the jetty for 10am to grab him on his shift. Either that or wait until the tide’s out to wade across.

Step 5

Continue along the beaches

On the way to Mothecombe you’ll walk through beaches with south views of Burgh Island.

Step 6

Continue to Mothecombe

Continuing on in the rain we carried on swiftly to make the next estuary in low tide so we could cross.

Step 7

Cross the estuary to Mothecombe

Wearing light weight, breathable footwear will be perfect for wading across these estuaries. Low tide was around 3pm for us here so we were able to swiftly wade across in pretty low water.

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