Couch to Coast Ilfracombe

* Currently postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions*

Join us in 2020 to explore the Coast Path around Ilfracombe

We've organised a series of short Coast Path walks starting in 2020, aimed at people taking their first steps into being active and who would like to take part in gentle, social, guided activity in nature. These sessions are designed to introduce you to the beauty and variety of the South West Coast Path and help you plan future trips to the Coast Path.

We will be exploring the stretch of coastline around Ilfracombe. Each session will be led by an experienced leader and each week we will be building up the distance gradually so that on the last session, we complete a full 5km. Each session will be followed by refreshments.

Each week we will be taking a different look at the Path such as its local history and wildlife.


There will be an introductory session to the project at the Lantern, High Street, Ilfracombe on Tuesday 6th October in small groups starting from 1pm. This will include an introduction to the project, refreshments and a short seafront walk. After this, walks in small groups of 1 leader with 5 participants, will be held every fortnight, starting from 10am (and then staggered at later times), as follows:

Tuesday 20th October

Tuesday 3rd November - postponed to Spring 2021

Tuesday 17th November - postponed to Spring 2021

Tuesday 1st December - postponed to Spring 2021

Tuesday 15th December - postponed to Spring 2021

Session details

To ensure the safety of all participants, all sessions will need to be pre-booked. Participants will be walking in small groups and a COVID-19 risk assessment will be completed. More details about all of the walks will be given at the introductory session.  Please do get in contact with any queries.

For questions, please contact Alex at [email protected] or by calling 01752 896237.