Walk - Whalesborough Farm -The Tramper Route

2.8 miles (4.5 km)

The Weir, Whalesborough Farm The Weir, Whalesborough Farm

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A route specifically designed for the Tramper leads over open countryside on a farm track to the coast, ending at the superb viewpoint of Lower Longbeak, which gives a panorama over Widemouth Bay and the North Cornwall coast.

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.


A spacious, contemporary coastal home with garden just 5 minutes from the Path. Pub, beach cafe and shop within easy reach. Sleeps 6 and dogs welcome.

Northshorebude Backpackers

Comfortable self-catering with free wi-fi in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Close to beaches,restaurants & bars with seaviews and large garden.

Widemouth Fields

Perfect 'far from it all feel' location for exploring the North Cornwall & Devon coasts. Stunning views and use of facilities at Bude Holiday Resort.

Sea Jade Guest House

Sea Jade has 7 en-suite rooms and one other with a private bathroom. Happy to help with travel arrangements.Come as a guest,leave as a friend.

Sunrise Guesthouse

The Bude Guest House, Sunrise is situated 200m from the South West Coast Path offering opportunity to walk both north and south using us as your base.

Tee-side Guest House

Lovely B&B accommodation centrally located minutes from the Path, town & restaurants. Free WiFi. Visit England 4 Star Award Winning Full English Breakfast, vegetarian options available.

Widemouth Bay Caravan Park

Set in 50 acres of grounds in peaceful countryside with the famous Widemouth Bay within walking distance. A lively park, great for children with entertainment and an indoor pool. Self-catering & camping available.

Bude Holiday Resort

Direct private pathway to the South West Coast Path from this quiet, stunning location. Glamping pods, camping, touring pitches and caravan accommodation.

Penhalt Farm Holiday Park

Penhalt Farm is a working farm and the Holiday Park stands on an 8 acre site well equipped for touring caravanners or campers. Our aim at Penhalt Farm is that you enjoy a happy, peaceful time
What is on your list of things to do when you visit the Path? From walking companies, to help you tailor your visit, with itineraries and experts to enhance your visit, to baggage transfer companies and visitor attractions there are lots to people and places to help you decide what you'd like to do. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Bayside Taxis

Family run friendly reliable taxi service 8-seater mini bus and car (dogs welcome) covering North Cornwall coast path

Trev's Taxi, Bude

A local taxi service based in Bude in the beautiful county of Cornwall. Providing an efficient service around Bude and surrounding areas. Particularly convenient for visitors walking the Coast Path.

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Route Description

  1. From the cafe and wildlife centre at The Weir follow the track towards Whalesborough Farm, signed to Widemouth Bay. 
  2. Approaching Whalesborough Farm take the track on the left.

The farmhouse at Whalesborough can be seen over to the right. Most of the outbuildings have been converted into high quality holiday accommodation. This is an ancient settlement, being mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as “Walesbrau”. It seems likely that the settlement dated back to the times when this was a border area between Anglo Saxon England and Celtic Cornwall, as the name probably means “foreign (ie Cornish) hill”.
Climb the hill then go left on the gravel track and follow this.

  1. The gravel path arrives at a concrete track at the far side of Whalesborough. Continue ahead on the track. Keep on this track, which in a while turns sharp left then right.

Wide views now open up and Widemouth Bay and the coast become visible. There are also good views back inland, with the village of Marhamchurch prominent. The village gets its name from St Marwenna's church; she was a 5th century Celtic saint, one of 24 brothers and sisters who sailed from Wales to establish religious centres along the coast of North Cornwall.

  1. Immediately before the track arrives at the coast road (Marine Drive), turn left along the track which runs parallel to the road. At the far end go right then VERY CAREFULLY cross the road to the car park opposite.
  2. Go to the seaward side of the car park and follow the track out to the end of the headland, Lower Longbeak.

This is an excellent viewpoint, with a panoramic view over Widemouth Bay and along the North Cornwall coast. Widemouth Bay (pronounced “widmouth”) is very popular with surfers. Until the 20th century this was a relatively remote location of dunes and reeds, with only one building in the area shown on the OS map of 1919.
Beyond Widemouth Bay the view along the coast takes in Penhalt Cliff with the flat-topped Dizzard Cliff behind and on to the distinctive triangular shape of Cambeak, a headland near Crackington Haven.
Return to Whalesborough and The Weir by following the outward route in reverse.


The Weir


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