Walk - Saunton Sands Hotel- Croyde & Saunton Down
3.5 miles (5.7 km)
Saunton Sands Hotel Saunton Sands Hotel
Moderate - Moderate - The paths are narrow and stony and there is plenty of ascent and descent, some of it steep, with steps as well.
A bracing walk to blow away the cobwebs following a grassy path bordered with wildflowers to pick up the old coastguard path around the low cliffs at Down End , visiting Croyde Beach before weaving your way through a network of old lanes to climb back to your starting point high above three miles of golden sand at Saunton, with its breathtaking views right across Bideford Bay and the Taw and Torridge estuary. This is a lovely walk in spring when the gorse is blazing and the thorn bushes are covered in blossom and home to songbirds; also in autumn, when the heathland is bright with heather and small birds feed in the fields and hedges.