Walks from the track in North Devon
A strenuous stretch of Coast Path taking in the North Devon Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Hartland Peninsula before crossing the county boundary into Cornwall. Having started off gently on the Tarka Trail, there are soon some dramatic headlands that contrast with numerous picturesque river valleys, making this one of the most diverse sections of Coast Path. Find out more...
This walk takes in the entire coastline of Exmoor National Park, with ia mix of quaint villages, moorland, rugged cliffs and dense coastal woodlands. There are some strenuous climbs as you make your way to the endpoint at Combe Martin, past the highest point on the Coast Path at Great Hangman. It’s fantastic all year round, although Autumn is a particular highlight when the vast swathes of heathland on the Exmoor coast.
This walk begins in Exmoor National Park and travels along the highest coastline in Britain, passing through dense coastal woodlands and rugged cliff tops. It continues along the north Devon coast through the Victorian seaside town of Ilfracombe and past the popular surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton with miles of golden sands between them. Much of the Coast Path along this stretch takes in the Tarka Trail, a recreational route so-called as it takes in the coastal landscapes that inspired children’s author Henry Williamson to create Tarka the Otter. It ends as you cross the River Taw over the historic Long Bridge to Barnstaple. The entire route is well served by public transport including train services at the start and finish points.