View from Prawle Point

Coast path near Prawle

Explore South Devon: East Prawle to Prawle Point

A wonderful walk taking in spectacular coastal scenery and ancient green lanes. In one of the richest spots in Devon for plants and wildlife.


Start East Prawle village green
Distance 3.5 miles
Circular Walk? Yes
Grade Hard

Coastal footpath with some uneven and rocky sections; green lanes; surfaced roads.

Obstacles and steep gradients

No stiles, but several steep climbs.

Public transport

See TravelineSW

Refreshment stops

In East Prawle.


Public toilets by the village green.


Parking around the village green.

OS map Explorer OL20
Grid reference SX782364


1. Starting out from the village green in East Prawle, with the entrance to the cafe facing you, turn right along the lane leading out of the village.

2. By the post box, turn left down the bridleway, then left again down the old green lane which passes through a gate and between fields towards the sea.

3. Bear right at the finger post onto the coast path, signed for Prawle Point and follow the field edge path along the low cliff. In time you will see Prawle Point ahead, with the lookout station perched on top, and the aptly named Horse's Head rock below.

4. Continue along the coast path beyond Prawle Point. Turn right at the waymarker post above Maceley Cove, and then left after about 50 metres at the next waymarker, heading up hill and inland.

5. Turn right following the blue waymarked arrow onto another ancient track. This leads you back to East Prawle via a final stretch of metalled country lane.