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The Jurassic Coast from Sidmouth to Seaton

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in Devon, England, about 13.44km (8.35 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:00. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 324m (1062ft)
Loss 322m (1056ft)
Max. Elevation 150m (492ft)
Elevation (total) 646m (2118ft)
Start
Sidmouth
End
Sidmouth
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 12 Feb 2011
The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site and there's no better way to explore than by foot. This walk, along the South West Coast Path from Sidmouth to Seaton, takes in some of the best scenery of the coast. Don't be fooled into thinking it's a coastal ramble - there's some serious legwork to be done. You can find out more about the region here: www.jurassiccoast.com

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Waypoints

OS Grid SY124872
Start your walk in Sidmouth.
Bridge About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SY129873
Cross the River Sid and the footpath along the coast starts here.
Salcombe Hill About 1.13 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid SY139876
Devon's coastline is rugged and no mistake. It's a steep climb - the first of many - up to Salcombe Hill Cliff.
Salcombe Mouth About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SY146878
Drop down the other side into Salcombe Mouth.
Dunscombe Cliff About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SY153878
Another sharp climb, this time on the Dunscombe Cliff.
Weston Mouth About 1.20 km (~0.75 miles) from
OS Grid SY165880
The route takes a small diversion inland and then drops again to Weston Mouth.
Coxe's Cliff About 0.94 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid SY174881
Up again to Coxe's Cliff. The vantage point from the top of the cliff is a wonderful way to get a sense of the scale of the coast - you can see for miles.
Berry Camp About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid SY183882
The path descends, more gently this time, to Berry Camp.
Branscombe About 2.15 km (~1.34 miles) from
OS Grid SY204881
Head through the National Trust land at Branscombe Mill. Save your visit for another day - there's still a way to go.
Sherbourne Rocks About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid SY215880
Drop down to Branscombe Mouth and back up - again - on to Branscombe Rocks. We warned you about the leg work.
Beer Head About 1.12 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid SY226879
Continue to Beer Head, where the coast veers north. The cliffs here are famous for their fossils, and many collecters scour the chalk for them.
Beer village About 1.25 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid SY230891
Along the edge of South Down Common to Beer. And you may well need one by this point. There are buses from Beer to Seaton if you have done enough for the day.
Seaton Hole About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SY234896
From Beer, head past Seaton Hole into the main town.
Seaton About 1.17 km (~0.73 miles) from
OS Grid SY245900
Finish in Seaton. Buses head back to Sidmouth regularly. It's also a pleasant place for an overnight stay (as is Sidmouth) if you fancy some more coastal walking the next day.

2 comments... join the discussion!

30 Aug 2013
Corrected

All sorted. Apologies for such a heinous crime.


Deece Johnson
22 Aug 2013
Get It Right

Salcombe Hill (Para 3) is in Devon not Dorset!

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