South Devon National Landscape
Follaton House, Plymouth Road,
Totnes TQ9 5NE


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East Prawle to Prawle Point (3.5m)

About This Project

East Prawle to Prawle Point – A wonderful walk taking in spectacular coastal scenery and ancient green lanes.

In one of the richest spots in Devon for plants and wildlife.


East Prawle Village Green
3.5 miles
Strenuous; No stiles but several steep climbs.
Coastal footpath with some uneven and rocky sections; green lanes; surfaced roads.
Parking around the village green.
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
Public transport
In East Prawle
Public toilets by the village green.


  1. Starting out from the village green in East Prawle, with the entrance to the café facing you, turn right along the lane leading out of the village.
  2. By the post box, turn left down the bridleway, then left again down the old green lane which passes through a gate and between fields towards the sea.
  3. Bear right at the finger post onto the coast path, signed for Prawle Point and follow the field edge path along the low cliff. In time you will see Prawle Point ahead, with the lookout station perched on top, and the aptly named Horse’s Head rock below.
  4. Continue along the cost path beyond Prawle Point. Turn right at the waymarker post above Maceley Cove, and then left after about 50 metres at the next waymarker, heading up hill and inland.
  5. Turn right following the blue waymarked arrow onto another ancient track. This leads you back to East Prawle via a final stretch of metalled country lane.

Audio point A – Farming in East Prawle (Roger Tucker)


Audio point B – Farming in East Prawle (Roger Tucker)


Audio point C – Farming in East Prawle (Roger Tucker)


Audio point D – Coastal Wildlife


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Landscape & Wildlife – East Prawle to Prawle Point walk


Heritage – East Prawle to Prawle Point walk

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