Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Branscombe Walks
2 Popular Walks
Branscombe Beach Branscombe Beach
Walk 1 Most popular
 2.5 miles (1h 10)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Fountain Head
 3 miles (1h 20)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)

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 Interest Jurassic Coast
Combe: a green valley with steep sides
Branscombe was known for its lace.
Pubs Masons Arms 
Fountain Head
more cream tea walks The Old Bakery
parking Pay & Display Branscombe Mouth
Walk 1
Most popular (2.5 miles)


starting Point Start :Branscombe Beach

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

A It 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.

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Walk 2
Fountain Head (3 miles)


starting Point Start :Branscombe Beach

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

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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There is one steep climb at the beginning.

 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.