Southern England: Lundy Island, Devon
Distance: 8km/5 miles
Type: Island, coastal
Where: Circular walk around the southern half of Lundy
Start/End: Lundy Jetty (SS143437).
Terrain: Undulating and mostly grassy clifftop paths, including one long, stepped descent and few stiles.
Maps: OS Explorer 139; Landranger 180
Two hours’ sailing from North Devon, Lundy is a bite-sized gem of an island that can be explored at leisure as a week-long resident or as a day visitor. Scenic, peaceful and teeming with wildlife, it’s Britain’s only statutory Marine Nature Reserve and home to puffins, peregrines and Manx shearwaters. With no access restrictions on Lundy you can roam at will, but this walk is full of variety and offers the perfect introduction to a truly captivating little island. It samples two very different coastlines, explores a former cliffside quarry and climbs to the top of an old lighthouse for views over the whole island.
Click below to see a route profile and view the route on an Ordnance Survey map