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


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Ringmore & Bigbury (3.75m)

Moderate to Strenuous
About This Project

Ringmore and Bigbury – A walk that’s relaxing and bracing.

Beaches with a lovely lazy feel, refreshing open clifftops, the timelessly delightful village of Ringmore tucked away, and enough ‘up-and-down’ to get the circulation going.


Bigbury-on-Sea car park.
3.75 miles
Moderate to Strenuous. 4 stiles; 3 steep ascents; 2 steep descents.
Fairly even underfoot. Field footpaths; coastal footpath; green lanes; surfaced roads.
Bigbury-on-Sea car park. Pay and display.
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 651442
Public transport
In Ringmore and Bigbury.
Bigbury-on-Sea Car Park, Bigbury; at Challaborough, just inside entrance to Challaborough Bay Holiday Park, on left.


  1. Exit car park up driveway at top left, passing below the red phone box. Bear left through overflow car park, signed ‘Coast Path to Challaborough’. Bear left along road.
  2. By sign for Ringmore Drive bear left onto track, which drops down to Challaborough.
  3. Follow road behind beach. 40m past entrance to holiday park, turn right in front of recycling facilities then immediately left, following fingerpost around back of garage and along coast path, signed for Ayrmer Cove.
  4. Follow coast path along the cliffs. At Ayrmer Cove follow path behind beach over At far end of beach turn right and follow footpath inland along fence line and then green lane.
  5. The path curves to pass round back of Lower Manor Farm. Follow road up to village.
  6. By the church, turn right, signed for Challaborough. After 130m bear left down a track between The Nook and post box, which leads onto a public footpath.
  7. At the gate, take right hand footpath straight down field to bottom of valley, then across stream and up the other side.
  8. Cross road at top and follow footpath down into next valley and again up the other side.
  9. At the fingerpost at the top of the hill turn right and follow ridge path down to Bigbury.
  10. Join road down into village. Where the road curves left, cross straight over and down to car park.

Audio point A – Mouth of the Avon estuary


Audio point B – Coastal wildlife


Audio point C – Farming on the coast (John Tucker)


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