Walk - East Prawle and Prawle Point
3.9 miles (6.3 km)
East Prawle Village Green - TQ7 2BY East Prawle Village Green
Challenging - Coast Path with some uneven and rocky sections, green lanes and surfaced roads. There are several stretches of fairly steep ascent and descent.
A short but fairly strenuous walk around Devon's most southerly point, named from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'lookout'. People have been keeping watch over the English Channel from here for several centuries, looking out for enemy vessels as well as sailors in trouble at sea. It is a first and last touch-down point for migrant birds and butterflies, and the cliffs in the area are also noted for their populations of rare bees and wasps. People have been farming and fishing here for thousands of years, and the ancient paths they trod between the village, the fields and the shoreline are the ones still in use today. A good walk in autumn, as finches and warblers start to gather, and later firecrests and ring ouzels. Look out for a hen harrier hunting them, or the high-speed dive of a peregrine.