Bolberry Down

towards Soar Mill Cove

Coastal cliffs

Located intermittently between Plymouth and Berry Head, interrupted by the estuaries of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).


  • Heavily incised near vertical to steeply sloping cliffs
  • Rock spurs and outcrops around sandy bays or small valleys
  • Less steep upper slopes support scrub, heath and pastoral farmland
  • Open and unenclosed, exposed to the weather
  • Mainly unsettled and no highway network
  • Woodland and settlement in sheltered pockets
  • Clearly expressed variable geology
  • Extensive views along coastline from cliff top South West Coast Path
  • Wild and exposed with dominant marine influence