On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Dale Village to Sandy Haven

The walk starts at the unspoilt Dale village, an old trading and fishing port with a good range of local facilities, it lies in a sheltered valley with beaches at both its west and east facing ends making the area a popular watersports destination. Plan your walk carefully with reference to tide tables. The walk across the Gann just past Pickleridge is only possible two hours either side of low water and similarly at Sandy Haven. It is best to cross the Gann on a falling tide allowing up to four hours to reach and cross Sandy Haven. The detours are lengthy and mainly along roads. You will pass Great Castle Head, the site of a large Iron Age fort, the defensive banks and ditches at Great Castle Head survive in reasonable condition. The walk ends at Sandy Haven, a remote beach popular for sunbathing, rockpooling and paddling. At low tide it is possible to walk across the estuary but be aware that if you are cut off by the tide you will have a long walk back, detour at high water is some three to four miles along roads.

Distance: 
6.0 miles / 10.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
3 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
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