Danger Point & Ladram Bay from Otterton
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Walk Route Description
Starting from the village of Otterton, with its famous tearoom, the walk follows the banks of the River Otter towards the coast before turning northeast, using the South West Coast Path, along the sandstone cliffs typical of this part of Devon to Ladram Bay where there are a number of sandstone stacks.
The start is Otterton (grid ref. SY080852) where parking can be rather limited (see alternative start at the end of the description).Locate Fore Street and walk west crossing the bridge over the River Otter. Once over the river, turn left onto the footpath running south on the west bank of the River. Follow this path for just under one and a half miles until your reach a road a bridge over the river (grid ref. SY074830). Turn left over the bridge to the other side of the river and the right to follow the path. You are now on the South West Coast Path and this will be followed for the next section of the route.
Continue south to the mouth of the River Otter and the coast. The path turns north-east here and follows the cliff tops for about two miles passing a number of coastal features including Twopenny Loaf Rock! Reaching Chiselbury Bay, the coastal section is nearly complete and you should look out for the path junction (grid ref. SY094847) where you turn left to return to the centre of Otterton. However it is worth continuing along the coastal path for a few minutes to get a view over Ladram Bay with its wonderful rock stacks before returning to the path junction where you turn inland.
The path joins a track which leads to a lane (grid ref.SY089849). Turn left along the tarmac lane and then first right along Lea Lane (grid ref. SY0898470). Follow this track initially in a westerly direction before it turns sharp right and leads you into Otterton. Reaching the road with the interesting name of 'Behind Hayes', turn left into the centre of the village.
An alternative start is the car park at the east end of the seafront in Budleigh Salterton (grid ref. SY073819). From here take the South West Coast Path north along the River Otter to the bridge at grid ref. SY074830 mentioned in the description above. You can then follow the walk as described.
Other walks nearby
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Walk 1550 Charmouth from Lyme Regis - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Walk 2771 Lyme Regis & Uplyme Circular - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Walk 3311 Trenchford & Tottiford Reservoirs (Moretonhampstead) - easy - 3.0 miles/4.9 km
Walk 1551 Seatown from Charmouth via Golden Cap - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
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Walk 1323 Broadsands Beach and Brixham - easy - 4.0 miles/6.5 km
Walk 1260 Haytor Rocks & Hound Tor - moderate - 7.5 miles/12.2 km
Walk 2901 Castle Drogo & Sharp Tor from Fingle Bridge - easy - 3.8 miles/6.1 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
South West Coast Path Map Booklet - Plymouth to Poole
Map of part of the southern section of the 630 mile (1014km) South West Coast Path National Trail. Covers the trail from Plymouth to Poole along the coastline of Devon and Dorset. This convenient and compact booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps shows the route, providing all of the mapping you need to walk the trail in either direction.
The Two Moors Way
Guidebook to walking Devon's Coast to Coast, a 117 mile route incorporating the Two Moors Way and a section of the Erme-Plym Trail. Beginning at Wembury Bay on the south coast and finishing at Lynmouth, the walk passes through the beautiful countryside of Dartmoor and Exmoor. A map booklet of the full route on OS 1:25K maps is included.
Map and Compass
An instructive guidebook explaining map and compass techniques, to help readers enhance their outdoor experiences. Whether you are experienced in map-reading, or have never used a compass before, this guidebook will sharpen your skills and have you exploring new areas in no time. There are also tips for GPS and digital mapping technologies.