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.

Cerenety Eco Campsite, Bude

Old fashioned, peaceful, back to nature farm camping. Indulge in campfires and ball games while having a limited
impact on the environment.

North Shore Bude Backpackers

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

Breakwater House B&B, Bude

Breakwater House is a 5* B&B overlooking Bude's canal and sea. Off road parking, and breakfast are included. Close to Bude's best restaurants, pubs, town centre and all amenities.

Sea Jade, Bude

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

The Grosvenor Guest House

Situated on the Path offering a variety of comfortable rooms, hearty breakfast, local produce, packed lunch, WI-FI, bar & drying facilities

Tee Side Guest House, Bude

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.

Wyvern Guest House,Bude

Only a few hundred metres from Crooklets beach and the beautiful rugged Cornish coastline. For the past 25 years, Wyvern has been offering very comfortable B&B to all its guests.

Pencarrol Guest House, Bude

Family run guest house in lovely Victorian building. En-suite facilities. Ideally located for the South West Coast Path.

Penhalt Farm Holiday Park, Bude

Our aim is that you should enjoy a happy carefree holiday using Penhalt Farm as a base to explore this beautiful corner of the South West

Higher Tresmorn Farm

A perfect place to stay, offering quiet or relaxing B&B accomodation in a friendly & cosy medieval farmhouse. Breathtaking views over the coastline-ideally located for the Coast Path.

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, Bude

Locally based family-run taxi service. Ideally situated to transport walkers along the South West 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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