Coral Coast
Advice:The circular walk is on a mostly level coastal path overlooking Torbay although there are a few inclines along the way. The walking is quite easy but in places the path is rocky and can get muddy. Wheelchair users should start at Marine Drive.
In Brief:A 10 page step by step guide to a walk through time. Don't forget to check out the video reports too. Landranger 202 - map ref: 934646
Start:Drive to start point in Ansteys Cove Road (off Babbacombe Road) where there is a council operated car park. By bus catch either the 32, 85 or 200 from Torquay Harbour or St Marychurch to the Palace Hotel. Then follow the signs to Ansteys Cove.
Points of interest:Explore a section of the South West Coast Path which takes you back in time to the Devonian period - where the rocky outcrops of Torbay were formed during the ice ages. You will see some spectacular rock formations, geological features and wildlife.
More info:The BBC would like to thank Open University consultants Chris Wilson and Matthew Watkinson, local guide John Risdon and the Torbay Coast and Countryside Service for their help in preparing this walk.
Contact names:
  • Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust: 01803 606035