Route Changes

Widmouth Head, Ilfracombe

Feb 5th – March 31st 2018: Widmouth Head, Ilfracombe

For the next 6 weeks the Coast Path around Widmouth Head is having a major refurb, with around 400 steps being replaced as they’ve come to the end of their life. As parts of the path are quite narrow, whilst work is underway it will be necessary to at times close the path – although the contractor will aim to keep this to a minimum. When closed, barriers and signs will be in place.

Unfortunately there is no walking alternative route as the adjacent A399 coast road has no footway. Instead we recommend that people catch a bus from Watermouth Castle to Hele Bay. These go approx. hourly and you can find times from

Affected walks

The following walks may be affected by the route change:

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