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

Marsland Mouth to Bude (Canal)

This spectacular section of the South West Coastal Path is said to be the toughest part and involves a long, hard day of walking, with some very relentless and tiring ascents and descents – one for those looking for a challenge! It is however, worth the effort! The path climbs above the rocky shoreline, notorious for shipwrecks (over 150 ships lost on the rocky outcrops betwee Morwenstow and Bude), past tumbling waterfalls, across secluded combes, crossing many river valleys before easing on the approach to Bude. There is a real sense of isolation here and the views are stunning! Morwenstow, just inland from the path, provides some creature comforts. Note that bathing can dangerous on the local beaches where coastal currents can be very strong. Recommended pubs at Bude include the Bencoolen, the Brendon Arms or the Falcon.

Distance: 
9.3 miles / 15.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
5 hours
Difficulty: 
Severe
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