Walk - Shipload Bay
3.7 miles (6.0 km)
Exmansworthy car park - EX39 6AR Exmansworthy car park
Easy - Footpaths, green lanes and a quiet road. The ground may be muddy, but the walk is over easy ground without too much gradient.
Many a smuggler is said to have unloaded his boat at Shipload Bay, but the sea has long since washed away the old donkey path up the steep cliffs - and the National Trust's wooden steps too, so it is no longer possible to descend to the tiny beach. There is plenty to appreciate from the high clifftop instead: look out for seals below, and sometimes even dolphins a little way out to sea. This is a gentle walk along an ancient green lane and through fields, returning along the cliffs above the rocky shoreline, with views across the Bristol Channel to Lundy Island.