Walk - Bantham & the Avon
5.1 miles (8.1 km)
Bantham Sands Car Park - TQ7 3AJ Bantham Sands
Moderate - Inland paths through fields and woodland that may be muddy, tracks and lanes, quiet country roads. There is plenty of uphill and downhill, but none of it is steep.
A circular route starting from Bantham Sands and passing through the thatched village of Bantham, with its fourteenth-century smugglers' pub. The route then follows the Avon Estuary Way above the estuary's eastern bank, through woodland full of birds and flowers to the peaceful shoreline of Stiddicombe Creek. From here it returns to the coast via another thatched village at Thurlestone, before heading back along the clifftop to Bantham's sandy beach.
Thurlestone is a dog-friendly beach.