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Terrain:-Steep hill at the beginning.
Refreshment:- Billy Budds, The Thatch and The Manor pubs at Croyde.
Map:- Explorer OL 9

View over Croyde Bay

Croyde Walk

View over Saunton Sands

  Croyde to Saunton walk - Approx 3 miles

The Route: Start from the centre of the village and cross the stream into Watery Lane turning left at the end past Chugs Farm.

Continue up the lane sign posted public bridleway. The track rises up the hill and bends right and then left where you continue straight on through a field gate. Follow the route behind the houses marked by the yellow arrows until you reach a junction of paths where you carry straight on sign posted to Saunton. Climb steeply up eventually reaching open pasture land. Follow the well trodden path across the field reaching a seat at the top of the hill where you can take a welcome rest while admiring the views over Croyde Bay.

Continue over the style through a further field to a gate on the other side. Turn left and follow the path across the hill signed to Saunton reaching another junction at the other side of the field. Here take the path sign posted Saunton Court passing a derelict cottage. Continue down the track and just before reaching Saunton Court turn left following a hedge row to a style at the top of the hill. Cross a further field, the route being marked by yellow way markers. You finally reach a style on the far side of the field leading into wood land. The path winds down through the trees and reaches a track at the bottom. Turn left here and follow the track back to Croyde.



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