Cultural Trails: Bantham & Thurlestone Walk

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Bantham and Thurlestone: Trade and Settlement Walk

Take in the old haunts of Saxons and smugglers, lush coastline and glittering sea, then amble back through the green, green fields of South Devon. This is a circular walk of 3.5 miles over fairly even terrain through fields and coastal footpaths, starting and finishing at Bantham.

The leaflet will provide you with the all the necessary information for your day out, such as the route, map, places of interest, history of the area, plus refreshment and accommodation ideas.

This leaflet is part of a series of themed trails in Devon’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB); helping you get out there, enjoy, and learn more about the landscape around you. Trail themes include:

Coast in Conflict,

Man and the Landscape,

Trade and Settlement and

A Colourful Landscape.

Map & Directions

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