Walk - Bude Canal
6.0 miles (9.6 km)
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Moderate - Apart from a low hill between the canal and the Coast Path, the walk is flat, with no stiles. The section along the Bude canal is very accessible for wheelchairs and more details about it can be found on the Cornwall Council website. A Tramper all terrain mobility scooter is available for hire from Whalesborough Farm for use exploring the farm trails and canal path. Further information and booking details can be found on the Countryside Mobility SW website.
A gentle stroll along Bude's historic canal, through a peaceful pastoral landscape with a wealth of wildlife, returning via the Coast Path with its tremendous sea views. An excellent walk for children - if the weather's good take a picnic and watch the boats and kayaks on the canal - or why not hire one yourself and take your picnic upstream? A fine route in spring, when there are ducklings and even cygnets on the canal, the hedges are full of primroses and celandines and warblers sing in the blossom-covered bushes. It is good in autumn too, when pipits and buntings find rich pickings in the stubble of the newly-harvested fields.