Distance: 6.5 miles (10km)
Start/finish: Hartland Quay car park, EX39 6DU
Terrain: Coast Path, footpath, road
Toughness: Moderate to challenging
Ascent: 433 metres
Navigation: Moderate
Good for: Coast, views, geology
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 50.9943, -4.5343 / SS2225424712

This circular run starts and finishes on Hartland Quay with its impressive rock formations, and takes in the stunning Coast Path, unusual geology and abundance of flora and fauna of this area. A scrambly detour down to Blegberry Beach, with its sandy channels and clear, anemone-filled rockpools, is well worth the effort. From Rocket House, near to the attendant’s hut at Hartland Quay, follow the Coast Path E then N, passing Hartland Point with its lighthouse. On reaching a car park below radar station tower, bear R up a lane. Pass heliport and follow signs to Blegberry, then Stoke. Pass L of the church, before following the footpath through fields and back to Hartland Quay.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From Hartland Quay car park follow Coast Path east then north towards Hartland Point 1.3 2.1 Pass Blegberry Beach (optional scramble to beach). Continue north along Coast Path 3.0 4.9 Turn right off Coast Path and head south along footpath through Blagdon Farm towards Blegberry
3.9 6.3 At Blegberry turn right onto lane and then first left, heading south towards Stoke, passing Hartland Abbey and crossing Abbey River
5.4 8.7 In centre of Stoke turn right and head west onto lane to return to Hartland Quay

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