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
cafeSea Chanty Beach Cafe
parkingPay & Display Branscombe Mouth
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parkingSATNAV Postcode: EX12 3DP

Walk 1 Most popular (2.5 miles)


Branscombe Beach

A delightful coastal and inland walk with spectacular sea cliff views.

starting PointStart :Branscombe Beach

The Walk

A It starts from Branscombe beach near the Sea Chanty Beach Cafe with quite a strenuous climb ahead.

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.

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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

Similar to first walk but taking in the Fountain Head pub.

The Walk

A Starts and finishes as in walk 1.

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
tracks bridle/ paths
main roads
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altitude range
0 - 120 m
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There is one steep climb at the beginning.


Walk 2 ( A to G)