Planning your walk


Planning Your Walk

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Adobe Acobat PDF, Print Version Angle to Freshwater West
10 miles, (16.1 Kilometres)

This section is very rugged and once away from Angle village deliberatey managed to retain a 'remote and challenging ' experience. The entire stretch is coastal - no roads, no houses, few stiles and no amenities at all. Most of it has no mobile 'phone coverage either!

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Sections of stone track between Angle and the Point House Inn, and at West Angle. Otherwise field edge and woodland paths sometimes with sheep. An ideal section for the less mobile walker with gentle gradients and neither steps nor stiles. 15 wicket gates. The byway between Angle and Point House floods on some spring tides for an hour or so.

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During the 1960s most of the Coast Path was cut out by a small bulldozer - this section, being one of the last to be dedicated as a right of way, was not. As a result this section has a particularly wild and open feel. Numerous very steep hills, 5 stiles with no provision for dog access, 1 kissing gate, 65 steps.

This is a stunning and demanding section, a series of steep hills with colourful Old Red Sandstone cliffs streaked with yellow algae, secret coves and bays, and views - first of Linney Head then later across Freshwater West.

Freshwater West : 1 mile, (1.6 km)
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A long beach backed by extensive sand dunes, very popular with surfers - there are two routes for the Coast Path. Most walkers will use the beach, but the signposted route strikes around behind the dunes, offering an alternative 1 mile roadside route during storms.