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Knap Head to Mansley Cliff
Introduction to Walk 3207

Photo from the walk - Knap Head to Mansley Cliff

County/Area - Devon

Author - Martyn Hanks

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 1600 feet / 485 metres

Time - 5 hours 40 minutes

Grade - moderate

A north Devon walk featuring the high cliffs on the coast between Knap Head and Mansley Cliff. The route starts from Welcombe Mouth and takes an inland route north to Elmscott, where the South West Coast Path is joined for an exhilarating walk south along the coast back to the start. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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