3.8 of 5 (7 votes)

Time for Beer

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Devon, England, about 6.50km (4.04 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 140m (459ft)
Descent 166m (544ft)
Max. Elevation 150m (492ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 306m (1003ft)
Start & End
Distance 6.50km
Duration ~2:15h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 08 Jun 2015
Beer is a popular destination on the southwest coast, and this short walk gives a fine taster of the local scenery that attracts the hordes. There is a little bit of a climb to begin with - don't underestimate the steepness of the hills here - but there is a good cafe at Branscombe halfway round, so there is no reason at all to rush this one.

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Take the bus to Beer.
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From the bus stop, head away from the village and take the first left.
About 0.07 km (~0.04 miles) from
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You should soon reach Underleys, the road heading west and uphill out of the village. If you find yourself out of the village, you've gone too far (or they've moved the bus stop from when I visited).
About 0.13 km (~0.08 miles) from
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There is a track off to the right that leads over the hill. Take this.
About 0.24 km (~0.15 miles) from
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The track turns into a footpath, which drops you down into the valley where you will reach Branscombe.
About 1.17 km (~0.73 miles) from
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When you reach the road, turn left towards the beach. There is a footpath shortly after on the opposite side if you prefer.
About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
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Enjoy a cup of tea with a sea view at the cafe in Branscombe. Excellent flapjacks too.
About 0.60 km (~0.37 miles) from
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There are two options back to Beer; the lower path or the cliff top path. (Or you could swim, of course. Or take a boat). I would opt for the lower path, which weaves through some fascinating scenery.
About 0.29 km (~0.18 miles) from
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The two paths meet near Beer Head, for the final stretch.
About 1.53 km (~0.95 miles) from
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Follow the road past the caravan park into Beer.
About 0.69 km (~0.43 miles) from
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Finish up at the beach in Beer. You will be well served with fish and chips, meals, and of course beer in this friendly little village.
About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from

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