Maidencombe tucked behind a dramatic coastline
1 hour walks
     
Walk 1 (3.5 miles)Walk 2 (4 miles)Walk 3 (1.3 miles)Walk 4 (1.3 miles)Walk 5 (2.5 miles)

Five delightful walks - some with a chance to see wild ponies!

Domesday Book records Maidencombe as having 1 villager,2 smallholders & 1 slave (!). Today due to its locality it still consists of only a few houses.

Any walk to or from Maidenhead includes hills,some quite steep almost halving your walking speed.

Combe means a valley with grassy hills

Point of InterestCoast Line,wild ponies Historic area
  
Point of InterestThatched Inn
  
parkingSee below

Walk 1 (3.5 miles)

  
Difficulty

Caution:This walk includes some very steep descents and is as much a challenge as an ordeal depending on your knees and stamina - try walk 1b instead.
However,it is most rewarding with magnificent views of the coast and very dramatic countryside grazed by ponies.

main roads
0 %
2 stretches
altitude range
27 - 132 m
quality of track
***
stiles
several
  

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walk 1 Maidencombe

Walk 1

parkingLabrador Bay Cark (free on Sunday else £1 only)

Walk 2 (4 miles)

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Walk 1b avoids the steep hills but you will still see the ponies!

Walk 3 (1.3 miles)

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A fine walk North of Maidencombe

 

  
parkingPay & Display car park in the village (1 hour £1.30 during summer season else £1 a day)
walk 1 Maidencombe

Walk 3

Walk 4 (1.3 miles)

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A delighful walk South of Maidencombe.

parkingPay & Display car park in the village (1 hour £1.30 during summer season else £1 a day)

 

Walk 4

Walk 5 (2.5 miles)

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Start from Car Park off Watcombe Beach Road

The walk takes you through the Valley of Rocks via the John Musgrave Heritage Trail into Maidencombe then follows a magnificent coastline - there is an option to descend to Watcombe Beach (during the summer a cafe might be open).

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This walk can be combined with walk 2.

Thatched Tavern
Maidencombe's main attraction is its history and pub,the Thatched Inn.

 

parking

Pay & Display car park in the village (1 hour £1.30 during summer season else £1 a day)

 

 Walks near Maidencombe: 
    
 
BabbacombeTorquayTeignmouth 

Walk 5