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Exeter & District Group

We are the Exeter and District Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

Leaders: Lisa & Grant T.
This walk makes the most of a striking section of the South West Coast path with extraordinary views and fascinating features that we will pause to enjoy. We start our walk at Shoalstone but there’s no time for a dip in the seawater pool as we head up through the woods to Berry Head and the fort before returning to the path which takes us to St Mary’s Bay, Sharkham Point and Man Sands (with its extremely steep descent). We then make our return with a significant climb up Southdown Hill, crossing fields to reach Brixham and its attractive harbour. There are stiles (mostly reliable and sturdy) and some road walking at the end.
Please note, this walk is unsuitable for dogs.

Sunday, 17 March 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

If you would like to join this walk, please notify the leaders, preferably by email, so that they can inform you of any late changes to arrangements.
 

Features

  • Toilets available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SX 93668 56733
Nearest postcode:
TQ5 9AH
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Start time:
10:30 am

Shoalstone Car Park with toilets (Berry Head Road, Brixham. Map: OL20

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking