North Devon UK - Walks


 Come on. Let's GO THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE   website
The Countryside Code (pdf leaflet)   website
Respect other people:
consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
leave gates and property as you find them
follow paths unless wider access is available
Protect the natural environment:
leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
keep dogs under effective control
Enjoy the outdoors:
plan ahead and be prepared
follow advice and local signs

Ilfracombe   website
Hartland   website
Hatherleigh to Iddesleigh   website
Lorna Doone country   website
Lundy   website
Mortehoe   website
South Molton   website
The Two Moors Way: coast to coast   website
Torrington   website
Westward Ho!   website

British Walks - Walks in Devon   website
a total of 474.6 miles in 31 Devon walks (an average of 15.3 miles per walk)

Chulmleigh Walks   website
Walk 1   website (Adobe PDF format)
Walk 2   website (Adobe PDF format)
Walk 3   website (Adobe PDF format)

Combe Walks Self-Guided Booklets   website
Self-Guided Walks in North Devon and Exmoor

Country Ways - Walking in North Devon   website
Enjoy North Devon's wonderful countryside

Croyde Cycle   website
Maps and information for walking and cycling in North Devon

NATURAL ENGLAND's role with National Parks in England   website
Arlington - near Barnstaple   website
Bampfield Farm - near Goodleigh   website
Borough Farm - near Barnstaple   website
Bradford Manor Farm - near Holsworthy   website
Brockenbarrow Farm - near Parracombe   website
Buckpitt and Hayne Farms - near Hatherleigh   website
Challacome Common - near Parracombe   website
Chapel Hill - near Braunton   website
Cheristow Farm - near Hartland   website
Coham - near Hatherleigh   website
Crooked Oak - near South Molton   website
Damage Barton - near Barnstaple   website
Dart Raffe A - near Witheridge   website
Dart Raffe B - near Witheridge   website
Dart Raffe C - near Witheridge   website
Dennington Hill - near Swimbridge   website
East Combe Farm - near Bampton   website
East Hole - near Holsworthy   website
Hartland Abbey - near Hartland   website
Higher Ash Town Farm - near Rose Ash   website
Higher Westland Farm, Kentisbury   website
Hole Brook - near Hatherleigh   website
Horsey Island - near Braunton   website
Indicknowle - near Combe Martin   website
Kingsnympton Park - near South Molton   website
Land at Woolacombe Down   website
Little Dart Raffe - near Witheridge   website
Lower Brownsham Farm - near Hartland   website
Lower Viveham - near Barnstaple   website
Luttrell Farm - near Bampton   website
Maddox Down - near Barnstaple   website
Middle Spreacombe - near Braunton   website
Milford Farm - near Hartland   website
Plaistow Bunglow - near Barnstaple   website
Rectory Fields - near Combe Martin   website
Simpson Barton - near Holsworthy   website
South Stroxworthy Barton - near Bideford   website
Speccott Barton - near Great Torrington   website
Tordown Farm - near Swimbridge   website
West Ashford Barton - near Barnstaple   website

Devon Calling   website
Walk at Hartland Quay   website
Walk part of the Tarka Trail at Eggesford   website

Eggesford Gardens   website
Garden Centre, Shop and Restaurant.
Set in the heart of the mid-Devon countryside, Eggesford Garden and Country Centre is a great place to visit - even if you are not a keen gardener. The Gardens Restaurant serves a great choice of hot and cold meals, snacks and beverages. Eggesford Garden Centre is a good starting point if you are planning a walk in the area as we are on the edge of the Eggesford Forest and the Tarka Trail. We have plenty of car parking and, best of all for the weary walker, refreshments in the Garden Restaurant.

Exmoor National Park   website

Exmoor National Park - Walking   website
Exmoor National Park - Exmoor Walking Map   website
Exmoor National Park - Out and About Essentials   website
Exmoor National Park - Rights Of Way   website
To help you explore Exmoor with confidence, Ordnance Survey have teamed up with Simon King to film this excellent video on being prepared for Exmoor walking.

Explore Braunton   website
Explore Braunton Downloadable Walks Leaflets   website
Assault Training Center. D-Day WWII   website

Five rewarding walks around Lee   website

1. Village Walk   website 3/4 hr
A short walk exploring the fragrances and textures of the village and its gardens
2. Smuggler's Path   website 1 hrs
A short walk exploring some of the places and legends surrounding Lee's smuggling past
3. Woodland Walk   website 1-2 hrs
A medium length circular walk exploring the wooded hills and valleys surrounding Lee
4. Coast and Country   website 2 hrs
A longer walk through the hills and valleys around Lee, returning via the coastal path.
5. Clifftop, Gorse and Heather   website 3 hrs.+
A harder walk over coastal heathlands via Damage Barton and Bull Point Lighthouse.

Galsham Farm Surrounding Area   website

Pictures of the perfect location

Hartland Peninsula   website
Brownsham Walk Video   website
This wonderful walk takes you through beautiful Brownsham Woods to Windbury Hillfort and along the coast to dramatic Blackchurch Rock.
Elmscott Walk Video   website
This walk takes you through glorious woodland to the spectacular Speke's Mill waterfall.

Home Place Walks Guide   website

Walks with Video
Hunters Inn and Woody Bay   website 6 miles
Porlock Weir & Bossington   website 6 miles
Cow Castle & Picked Stones   website 7.5 miles
Simonsbath to Prayway   website 3.5 miles
The Doone Valley walk   website 8 miles
Rockford & Brendon Common   website 6 miles
Ilfracombe to Hele Bay   website 3 miles
Valley of Rocks   website 2.5 miles
Croyde to Saunton   website 3 miles
Hunters Inn to Trentishoe   website 3 miles
Lynmouth to Hillsford   website 7.5 miles
Bull and Morte Points   website 5 miles
Challacombe Church   website 2.5 miles
Winsford to Bridgetown   website 5 miles
Great Hangman   website 6 miles
Tarr Steps to Withypool   website 8 miles
Dulverton to Brushford   website 5 miles
Exford to Room Hill   website 7 miles
The Prehistoric Chains   website 6 miles
Dulverton to Marsh Bridge   website 3.5 miles

The Hunters Inn, Heddon Valley   website
Situated in the rolling hills of the beautiful Exmoor National Park, The Hunters Inn is bursting with heritage and character. Our traditional country inn boasts top quality bed & breakfast accommodation, traditional home cooked dining in our Exmoor Restaurant & Bar, as well as 4 acres of enchanting gardens and countryside walks for you to explore.

Lynton & Lynmouth Walkers are Welcome   website
Located on the stunning North Devon coast and surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Exmoor National Park, it's easy to see the appeal of Lynton & Lynmouth as a top walking holiday destination

Martin Hesps Westcountry Walks   website
North Devon
North Cornwall
Hartland Point    website
Fremington to Instow   website
Saunton - Croyde   website
Morwenstow   website
Lundy Island   website
Hartland Quay Southern Circular   website
Morte and Bull Point Circular   website
Westward Ho!   website
Welcombe Mouth   website

Marwood Hill Gardens   website
Marwood Hill Gardens
20 acres of beautiful gardens
and three lakes in a valley setting
with Plant Centre and Garden Tea Room.

North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival   website
2016 Spring Walking Festival -
Saturday 30th April to Sunday 8th May 2016
Now in its 16th year, the festival has a good choice of guided walks for you to choose from.

Plantwalk   website
Plantwalk offers guided nature walks in the North Devon AONB. It aims to promote enthusiasm for local wildlife and to re-kindle an important association with wild plants in particular.

Public Rights of Way   website
Devon County Council
As the Highway Authority for Devon, the County Council is responsible for 3,200 miles (4,960km) of public rights of way.

South West Coast Path   website
South West Coast Path

Come to the beach anywhere in the South West of England, turn left or right and you'll be on the South West Coast Path and on the edge of an amazing experience. Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline which makes up the longest National Trail in the UK? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.
Minehead to Westward Ho! (Exmoor and North Devon) 87 miles
Crossing the rugged high moors and woods of Exmoor National Park before passing the surf beaches of Woolcombe and then around the sheltered Taw and Torridge Estuary.
Minehead to Porlock Weir   website 9 miles
Porlock Weir to Lynmouth   website 12 miles
Lymouth to Combe Martin   website 13 miles
Combe Martin to Woolacombe   website 13 miles
Woolacombe to Braunton   website 15 miles
Braunton to Instow   website 13 miles
Instow to Westward Ho! (via Bideford)   website 11 miles
Westward Ho! to Padstow (Hartland and North Cornwall coast) 78 miles
Considered by many as the toughest, but one of the most spectacular weeks of the walk. South of Hartland Point the coastline has been shaped by the full force of the Atlantic resulting in dramatic cliffs and a switch back of hills and valleys to cross.
Westward Ho! to Clovelly   website 11 miles
Clovelly to Hartland Quay   website 10 miles
Hartland Quay to Bude   website 15 miles
Bude to Crackington Haven   website 10 miles
Crackington Haven to Tintagel   website 11 miles
Tintagel to Port Isaac   website 9 miles
Port Isaac to Padstow   website (river crossing)12 miles

Stephen and Lucy's Website   website

A lot of walking in lots of places. Magnificent photos

South West Coast Path 10-13 April 2009
Minehead to Porlock 10 April 2009   website
Porlock to Lynton 11 April 2009   website
Lynton to Combe Martin 12 April 2009   website
Combe Martin to Woolacombe 13 April 2009   website
South West Coast Path 6-9 April 2012
Woolacombe to Braunton 6 April 2012   website
Braunton to Westward Ho! 7 April 2012   website
Westward Ho! to Clovelly 8 April 2012   website
Clovelly to Hartland Quay 9 April 2012   website

Walks using Public Transport   website
Tarka Trail - Walks using Public Transport
South West Coastpath - Walks using Public Transport
Two Moors Way - Walks using Public Transport
Exe Valley Way - Walks using Public Transport
West Devon Way - Walks using Public Transport
Dartmoor Way - Walks using Public Transport
Devon County Council Public Transport
Journey Devon   website
your guide to public transport
Journey Devon - Area Bus Timetable Booklets   website
All of our Area Bus Times Booklets are available as online e-books!

The North Devon Ramblers   website
The North Devon Ramblers are a group within the National Ramblers Association. The walks offered by our Group are varied in distance and varied in the days we walk on. We offer some evening walks in the Spring and Summer. Once a month we offer a "Nice & Easy" walk designed to be at a gentle pace and an introduction to walking with a Group. Some of our walks involve using public transport to enable a linear route to be followed.
A few things that might help.   website

Two Moors Way   website
In June 2013 we walked the Two Moors Way, the 117 mile Devon coast to coast walk.
As a keen walker from Devon, I was eager to undertake this as my first multi-day walking holiday to see more of the beautiful county I call home.
Along the route I was joined by my husband Steve, my father, Baldy Man and his dog, Harvey.

Devon County Council - Two Moors Way   website
BBC Devon Online - Two Moors Way   website

Hartland Point - a North Devon walk   website
Croyde Putsborough Baggy Point Circular   website
Walks in Devon   website
Watersmeet & Foreland Point, Exmoor   website

Way2Go4 Walking Holidays   website
Guided & Self Guided Walking Holidays on the North Devon and Cornwall Border with the emphasis on having fun, our walking holidays are aimed at those who enjoy relaxed walking, stopping to take in new sights and find out about the surroundings.
Our guided walking holidays on the North Cornwall and Devon border   website
Our self-guided walking holidays on the North Cornwall and Devon border   website

It aims to get more people walking in their own communities, especially those who take little exercise or live in areas of poor health. The WHI website is for everyone with an interest in walking for health. It offers information, support and encouragement to complete beginners, existing walkers and health and leisure professionals.
Barnstaple Walking for Health   website
Braunton   website
Holsworthy Area Walk & Talk   website
Ilfracombe Walking for Health   website
South Molton Striders   website
Tiverton Walk & Talk   website
Torridge Walk & Talk   website

Watersmeet Walk Lynmouth
A great walk up the River Lyn to Watersmeet then back through the woods on the Two Moors Way to Lynmouth

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