Branscombe Walks

high up following the Jurassic coast
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (2.5 miles)Walk 2 (3 miles)
Most popular Fountain Head

Enjoy spectacular views of the Jurassic Coastline following well maintained footpaths.

Branscombe is a typical Devon combe ,a valley with green fertile pastures and steep uncultivated sides. In the past ,being tucked away,it was well hidden from casual pirates.

Point of InterestJurassic Coast
Combe: a green valley with steep sides
Branscombe was known for its lace.
PubsMasons Arms 
Fountain Head
more cream tea walksThe Old Bakery
parkingPay & Display Branscombe Mouth

Walk 1 Most popular (2.5 miles)

Branscombe Beach
starting PointStart :Branscombe Beach

A This short but delightful walk starts from Branscombe beach with quite a strenuous climb.

B Once at the top the views are stunning.

C Half way ,turn right and follow a country lane with several thatched cottages; you pass Branscombe Church,one of the oldest churches in Devon.

D Continue past the Post Office

E Site of Old bakery,Manor Mill & Forge.

F You may be tempted to deviate from the route to the Masons Arms  in Branscombe.

2.5 miles
1 hr
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Walk 1 (red A to F)

 Walks near Branscombe:
This is a must do walk if you are in this area - it will involve some climbing but views of coastline are breathtaking.
Two great walks from this popular holiday resort combining sea and countryside.
Donkey Sanctuary
A short but invigorating family walk from the Donkey Sanctuary to the Jurassic Coast where in 2007 the Napoli ran aground.
 Salcombe Hill & Salcombe Regis
Enjoy a picnic with spectacular views of the coast and explore the famous Norman Lockyer Observatory where helium was first discovered.

Walk 2 Fountain Head (3 miles)

starting PointStart :Branscombe Beach

A Starts and finishes like walk1

G passes the Fountain Head pub  around the half way mark. North of the pub,on top of the hill,lies Branscombe Airfield.


3 miles
1 hr 20 mins
tracks bridle,paths
main roads
0 %
altitude range
0 - 120 m
quality of track


There is one steep climb at the beginning.


Walk 2 ( A to G)