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Wild flower fiesta at Bude


A pleasant stroll through coastal heathland where the cliff edges provide a refuge for masses of wild flowers.

Crooklets Inn, Crooklets, Bude EX23 8NF 5 miles 3 HoursEasy

Print Walk

Essential Information

Paths: Good throughout
Landscape: Coastal near cliff edges
Dog Friendliness: Yes but keep on lead through grazed areas
Parking: At Crooklets Beach Car Park
Public toilets: Crooklets Beach and Sandy Mouth

Interactive Walk Map

Detailed walking instructions

Walk Progress

Instruction 1

From the car park, head towards the beach, cross a bridge and head for some steps. Pass in front of beach huts, turning left along a stony track between walls. Go up some steps and onto the coast path, signposted 'Maer Cliff'.


Instruction 2

Pass through a gate and along a track behind a white building, called the Bungalow. Bear to the left, by a signpost, down a path to the sea at Northcott Mouth beach. Bear right along a track that will take you back inland, past a group of houses on the left, and continue uphill to pass some more houses.


Instruction 3

Where the track bends round to the right, leave it and keep straight ahead to a gate. Keep outside the left edge of the overgrown bridle path ahead.


Instruction 4

Once you reach a field gate, follow a track through the fields. Keep left at a junction with another track, you’ll come to a T-junction with a public road, go left and walk down the road to Sandy Mouth.


Instruction 5

Pass the National Trust information kiosk and head towards the beach, then go left and uphill and follow the coast path back to Northcott Mouth beach, and a red lifeguard hut passed earlier.

Follow the path

Instruction 6

Follow the roadside path just past the lifeguard hut and retrace your steps to the white Bungalow passed earlier. Follow the track behind the building and then keep ahead along a broad track with a field hedge on your left.

Follow the path

Instruction 7

At a field corner by a footpath sign go through the gate ahead then turn left and follow the field edge into a hedgedin path. Continue between trees to a lane by a house at Rosemerrin. Continue to a road.

Follow the path

Instruction 8

Make a right turn along the road, with Maer Lake Nature Reserve to your left. Cross at a junction with Maer Down Road, go left, then right, and return to the car park.

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