Best Maidencombe Walks

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)
Maidencombe Maidencombe Less Steep North Maidencombe South Maidencombe Valley of Rocks

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
PubsThatched Inn
parkingSee below

Walk 1 Maidencombe (3.5 miles)


A strenuous but most rewarding walk with magnificent views of the coast and very dramatic countryside grazed by ponies.

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.

main roads
0 %
2 stretches
altitude range
27 - 132 m
quality of track
parkingLabrador Bay Car Park (free on Sunday
directionsSATNAV Postcode:TQ1 4TP
walk 1 Maidencombe

Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Maidencombe 

Walk 2 Maidencombe less steep (4 miles)


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

Walk 3 North Maidencombe (1.3 miles)


A fine walk North of Maidencombe.

  • Pay & Display car park in the village.
  • SATNAV postcide :TQ1 4TS
walk 1 Maidencombe

Map of Walk 3

Walk 4 South Maidencombe (1.3 miles)


A delightful walk South of Maidencombe.

  • Pay & Display car park in the village
  • SATNAV postcide :TQ1 4TS


Walk 4

Walk 5 Valley of Rocks (2.5 miles)


The walk takes you through the Valley of Rocks via the John Musgrave Heritage Trail into Maidencombe then follows a magnificent coastline.

Start from Car Park off Watcombe Beach Road.

There is an option to descend to Watcombe Beach (during the summer a cafe might be open).

This walk can be combined with walk 2.

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


  • Pay & Display car park in the village
  • SATNAV postcide :TQ1 4TS


Map of Walk 5