Walk - Hope's Nose
3.7 miles (6.0 km)
Kents Cavern car park - TQ1 2JF Kents Cavern car park
Moderate - The walk itself is on good paths and pavements which are mostly level. The detour to Hope's Nose itself is steep, stony and strenuous with some scrambling involved. Wear appropriate footwear and take extra special care if it is wet. Do not take the detour down to Hopes Nose unless you are fully fit and able to scramble downhill over some large rocks, and back up.
A short but fascinating exploration of the geology and history around Hope's Nose. The limestone rocks, laid down in tropical seas, are full of fossils, and the route follows the Victorian Bishop's Walk through the woods between Anstey's Cove and Meadfoot Beach. Allow time to visit Kents Cavern, where evidence was found of the world's earliest humans, who lived here almost half a million years ago!