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.

Beach House B&B and Break Bar

Sat on Widemouth Bay with private access to golden sands, our B&B has a restaurant, bar, garden and family rooms. Listed in The Times top 20 beachside bars.


Award Winning - spacious, contemporary coastal home with enclosed garden just 5 mins from the Path. Pub, beach cafe and shop within easy reach. Sleeps 6 and dogs welcome.

Sea Jade Guest House

Sea Jade has 7 en-suite rooms. Single night stays welcome. 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.

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.

Stones Throw Apartment

Modern self-catering apartment just 4 mins to SW coast path & beach . Dog Friendly.

The Tree Inn

The Tree Inn is a charming former Manor House dating back to the C13th. We offer 6 comfortable rooms, 2 bars, restaurant a flower filled courtyard.

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
You'll be spoilt for choice for where to eat and drink along the Path. With lots of local seasonal food on offer, fresh from the farm, field and waters. Try our local ales, ciders, wines and spirits, increasing in variety by the year, as you sit in a cosy pub, fine dining restaurant or chilled café on the beach. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Brendon Arms

Bude's best known inn, owned and run by the Brendon family since 1872.Overlooking Bude's inner harbour and 200 yards from the unique sea-lock and Summerleazes Beach.
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

Bude Tourist Information Centre

Modern TIC, open 360 days of the year. Large resource of books, maps, guides, and local information. Free and comprehensive accommodation booking service/

Friends of Bude Sea Pool

FOBSP charity set up 10 years ago to save and enhance BSP. The SWCP goes along our perimeter path so people can enjoy a swim along the way too.

Trev's Taxi

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.

Shoreline Extreme Sports

Adventurous activities including Coasteering, Surfing, Sea and Surf Kayaking, Canoeing, Rock Climbing and Abseiling. For all abilities and ages. All year round. AALA reg.

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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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