Battisborough Cross - River Erme - St Anchorite's Rock - Battisborough Cross

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This walk takes you along a three-mile stretch of the South West Coastal Path west from the mouth of the River Erme, along to a mile west of St Anchorite's Rock. The mouth of the Erme section of the walk sits firmly within the privately owned Flete Estate and this can make parking difficult, except when their privately owned car park is open (charge £2). By parking at Battisborough Cross this problem is overcome and it also splits the road-walking to the start and the end of the walk. Once the mouth of the Erme is reached, about a mile south-east of Battisborough Cross, you have a fine coastal walk with lovely views as well as the normal ups and downs associated with walking on this section of the coast. The mouth of the Erme is very wide at the start, at low tide a wide expanse of sand, with the Erme flowing out to sea. The coastal path is very well signed and the many stiles are modern and varied as you will see. The coastal path section takes you onto and above secluded coves, rocky headlands and grassy clifftop as well as giving you the exercise of a few steep ups and downs. You leave the coastal path about a mile west of St Anchorite's Rock for an easy and relatively level walk of just over a mile, back along a quiet country road to Battisborough Cross.

England - South West England - Devon - Coast


Great Views, River, Sea
28/04/2013 - C Lamper

A great walk however if you’re planning to take the dog there are a few stiles which are difficult to get through and one immediately after St Anchorite's Rock which you have to lift him over as there is no other way (not good when your dog is 8st)

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