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Stage 07: Instow to Westward Ho! – South West Coast Path

11.6 mi
2.4 mph
350 ft
350 ft
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
3.03 mi
3.29 mi

Chudleigh Fort

Hiking Highlight

10.7 mi

Northam Burrows Beach

Hiking Highlight

11.6 mi

Weather Forecast

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June 19, 2019


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    This leisurely stage gives you chance to gently saunter, breathe in the fresh sea air, and keep a look-out for wildlife—before the challenging terrain returns.

    From Instow, you follow the old railway line along the Tarka Trail to the well-preserved station at East-the-Water, and onto Chudleigh Fort, which is nearby.

    You cross Bideford’s historic Grade I-listed Long Bridge over the River Torridge and follow the other side of the estuary. Eventually, you reach Northam Burrows Beach. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, this huge grassy coastal plain, with salt marsh and sand dunes, is home to myriad flora and fauna.

    This stage finishes in Westward Ho! The seaside village has a good range of accommodation and places to eat and drink, as well as shops and other attractions.

    • June 20, 2019