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Terrain:- Up and down mainly moderate hills along the coast path.
Refreshment:- The Chichester Arms and Ship Aground Pubs at Mortehoe.
Map:- Explorer OL 9

View towards Lee

View towards Rockham Cove

Looking back towards Bull Point

Woolacombe Bay

  Bull and Morte Points - Approx 5 miles

The Route: Start at the Car park in Mortehoe, cross the main road and head straight across, sign-posted "Lighthouse Lee". Follow the tarmac lane out of the village and up a gentle hill to a 3 directional sign-post. Take the left fork through the gates sign-posted to Bull Point. Continue down the narrow tarmac path ignoring the paths to the right to Lee Bay. As you descend down towards the coast spectacular views open up over the Bristol Channel and the North Atlantic sea with Lundy on the horizon.

At the lighthouse turn sharp left up a few wooden steps onto the coast path. Follow the path along up and down the hills finally reaching Rockham Cove which is worth a while stopping to explore.

Then carry on along the path which leads up some steep wooden steps. At the top carry on a little way and eventually go through the archway in the hedge and over the stile. At the top you have the option of turning left and short cutting back to Mortehoe.

Continue along the coast path sign-posted Morte Point ignoring the varios paths leading back to your left, climbing up and down over the hills with spectacular views back to Bull Point and over the sea to your right. As you turn round the point the view changes to look over the magnificent expanse of Woolacombe Bay and over to Putsborough and Baggy Point in the distance.

The coastal path finally leads you through a gate into a field where you veer up to the left and finally go through a gate onto the road back up to Mortehoe.

 

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