Walk - Ringmore and Bigbury
6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Bigbury-on-Sea Car Park - TQ7 4AZ Bigbury-on Sea Car Park
Challenging - Field and coastal footpaths, green lanes, surfaced roads, with some short climbs and descents.
Following the Avon Estuary Way inland, this walk visits the picturesque thatched village of Ringmore before returning along open clifftops where the breeze is laced with the smell of the sea. The peaceful chocolate-box village has a colourful history, including a vicar who hid in the church tower for three months after firing on Cromwell's Roundheads, and smugglers who hid their booty in a secret chamber in the village inn. Use the walk (or part of it) to visit the sandy beaches at Bigbury, Challaborough or Ayrmer Cove.
The Journey's End Inn is a dog-friendly pub, and Bigbury is a dog-friendly beach. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog-friendly beaches and pubs.