Wembury to Bovisand Walk
We walked from Wembuey to Bovisand in Devon today, along the South West Coastal Path. Parking is at the National trust car park Wembury, free to members and about £6.00 for non members for the day. There is a cafe and toilets run by the National trust. Wembury has walks that cater to all abilities with clifftop climbs and amazing views out to sea. We saw Dartmoor ponies grazing on the cliffs along the path at Wembury. These pure-bred ponies are now an endangered species
Walking along the path to Bovisand takes you past the old HMS Cambridge. HMS Cambridge was a Royal Navy shore establishment south of Plymouth UK, commissioned between 1956 and 2001. Formerly named HM Gunnery School, Devonport, then named Cambridge Gunnery School at Wembury.
To your left and out to sea we had a view of The Great Mewstone which is about half a mile out from Wembury point. The Island is owned by the National Trust and is a conservation area, hosting many types of wildlife. It is closed to public access. The walk is easy, just follow the sign posts along the South West Coastal Path. You can turn back at any point along the walk. Bovisand has a few cafe’s one named Bovisands Café which is on the road to the beach. The Second is on the top road, Cliffedge café.
The map of the walk to Bovisand
Distance 7.5 miles Time spent moving 2:52 hours Ascent 151 feet Descent 125 feet Avg. speed (throughout time spent moving) 2.6 mph
The Beach at Wembury
If you get to the beach just before low tide and spend a few hours searching the pools and rocks of Wembury, you are likely to find many limpets, anemones, shore crabs, pipe fish, sea scorpions, spiny star fish, Cornish sucker fish and edible crabs.
Wembury is one of the best spots in the UK for rock pooling. In the car park you will see Wembury Marine Centre.
This is the ideal place to start learning about the surrounding area and its wildlife through interactive displays, tanks, regular Rockpool Safaris and other marine themed events.