Fairly even coastal footpath; surfaced roads; fields and footpaths.
Bantham beach car park, charge on entry.
Buses to Thurlestone, see www.travelinesw.com
Bantham and Thurlestone
Bantham beach car park and Thurlstone.
Follow the main track through the car park. This leads past the lifeguards’ hut and through a kissing gate onto the coast path signed for Thurlestone.
Follow the waymarked path alongside the golf course and past BroadSands and Yarmouth Sands.
When you reach Leasfoot Sands, turn left by the beach safety sign. Go past the golf clubhouse, and turn left onto the road up to Thurlestone.
At the war memorial. leave the road and continue straight on along a track signed ‘Public Footpath Bantham 3/4 mile’.(Alternatively, you can take a short detour along the road to the right here for local facilities and refreshments).
Cross over the stone stile beyond the church and follow the waymarked path across the fields and steeply down to the valley bottom.
At a stile with a large granite block base, cut diagonally across the field to the left, then over another stile onto the path into Bantham.
Turn left at the Sloop Inn, and follow the road back to the car park.