Walk - Maidencombe Circular
3.3 miles (5.3 km)
Watcombe Beach car park - TQ1 4SH Watcombe Beach car park
A moderate walk with a few short stretches of steep ascent and descent, including steps, this adventurous route passes through woodland dotted with glimpses of the red rocks of a one-time equatorial desert landscape, into the picturesque thatched village of Maidencombe, with its medieval courthouse and the famous Judas Tree. Visit in springtime to see the ancient tree in bloom. Children will love the spectacular rocks and stunning sea views of the several sheltered coves en route, and the prehistoric-jungle atmosphere of the woods with the red cliffs soaring through the foliage. The whole area is rich in wildlife - look out for seals and dolphins.