Walk - Westward Ho! to Clovelly
11.1 miles (17.9 km)
Westward Ho! - EX39 1LQ Clovelly
Follow the easy route along the old railway track up on to the cliffs above Westward Ho! The Coast Path then begins to zigzag and rollercoaster making for some strenuous walking. Woodland paths along the second half of the route contrast with the open cliff tops at the beginning of the day.
The path continues above the village of Clovelly, but if you have had enough walking, Clovelly is a truly beautiful and fascinating place to end the day. A historic fishing village with its links to smuggling and wrecking, it is here that Charles Kingsley found inspiration for his children’s classic The Water Babies and the village has featured in many T.V. programmes and films such as the 1990 version of the classic Treasure Island, starring Charlton Heston as Long John Silver and Oliver Reed as Captain Billy Bones.