|Start||Falcon Hotel, Bude - EX23 8SD|
|Finish||Falcon Hotel, Bude|
|Length||5.7 miles (9.1 km)|
The walk takes in the Coast Path with lovely sea views, before turning inland across farmland to join the canal towpath back to Bude. An excellent walk for children - if the weather's good take a picnic and watch the boats and kayaks on the canal - or why not hire one yourself and take your picnic upstream? A fine route in spring, when there are ducklings and even cygnets on the canal, the hedges are full of primroses and celandines and warblers sing in the blossom-covered bushes. It is good in autumn too, when pipits and buntings find rich pickings in the stubble of the newly-harvested fields.
A good walk for dogs too as it passes a beach and pubs where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.
After a gentle climb out of Bude, the walk becomes easy and flat. There are no stiles along the route, although kissing gates will prevent access for some prams & wheelchairs. The section along the Bude canal is very accessible for wheelchairs and more details about it can be found on the Cornwall Council website.
A Tramper all terrain mobility scooter is available for hire from Whalesborough Farm for use exploring the farm trails and canal path. Further information and booking details can be found on the Countryside Mobility SW website.
Bude (cafes, pubs, restaurants), Widemouth Bay (cafes, pubs), Helebridge (tearooms).
Near to the start/end of the walk in and around Bude the Bredon Arms, Bay View Inn, Crooklets Inn and Preston Gate are recommended by users of www.doggiepubs.org.uk as serving good food and being dog-friendly.
For timetable information, zoom in on the interactive map and click on the bus stops, visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.
Bude and Widemouth Bay (Postcode for Sat Navs: EX23 8LG).
The Falcon Hotel, Bude (Postcode for Sat Navs: EX23 8SD)