Walk - Combe Martin

3.6 miles (5.8 km)

Kiln Car Park, Combe Martin - EX34 0DH Kiln Car Park, Combe Martin

Moderate - Green lanes, farm tracks, public footpaths, country lanes. Going fairly even underfoot.

This walk takes you from sea level at Combe Martin's lovely beach, which once bustled with coastal vessels, to the hills up high behind the village from stunning panoramic views down the valley to the sea. A good walk in autumn, when the gorse and heather are bright on the heath and the newly-harvested fields are alive with small birds feeding on the fallen seeds.

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Blair Lodge

Quiet location overlooking the bay. 100m gentle walk from the Path, beach, pubs and shops. Evening meals available. Comfy Bar. Wifi. Parking. Tel: 01271 882294

Cornwall House

A self-catering apartment and ensuite double room situated minutes from Combe Martin's stunning beaches, shops and cafes and a short walk from the path.

Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park

Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park offers a haven of peace in a picturesque valley, including a woodland walk and natural surroundings for children to roam free and the best sea views in North Devon. Clubhouse with restaurant and bar on-site.

Channel Vista Guesthouse

This friendly, hikers' haven is open Feb-Dec. By SWCP, beaches & amenities. Free Wifi & Parking; Conservatory Bar; Laundry & Drying

Newberry Beach Lodge

A pebbles throw from the award winning Newberry & Combe Martin beaches, local pubs and cafes. Enjoy a soak in a roll-top bath after a day's walking!

Sandaway Beach Holiday Park

Situated on a cliff's edge with breathtaking sea views. There's a stepped path to the private 'Mermaid's Cove' beach, perfect for fishing & dolphin spotting. Relax and eat at Smuggler's Bar and take in the incredible views. Just 1 mile from the Path.

Wheel Farm Cottages

Set just outside Combe Martin, Wheel Farm is a collection of 10 cottages sleeping from 2 - 14 guests with a shared poool and tennis court. Dogs welcome.

Marlyn B&B

We've three en-suites with fine bedding, good food, views and 3 nearby pubs. Parking and coast road buses for break days and longer stays.

Stowford Farm Meadows

Stowford Farm Meadows is a superb camping & caravan site, from which to explore the best of North Devon

Hele Valley Holiday Park

Located in the beautiful seaside town of Ilfracombe along the stunningly rugged North Devon coast. The perfect destination for relaxing and for walking the South West Coast Path.

Martinhoe Cleave Cottages

Three lovely cottages within Exmoor National Park close to the SW Coast Path and the dramatic moorland and coastal scenery of north Devon

Ocean Backpackers

Quality independent Youth hostel with large self catering kitchen, communal lounge and dining room. Private en-suite rooms and dorms. Open from the beginning of March to the end of November

Harcourt Hotel

Harcourt Hotel in Ilfracombe is a small "dog friendly Hotel " with a clean, friendly, home from home environment, in very close proximity to all amenities, including the Coast Path.

Brookdales B&B

Brookdales is a Victorian House offering bed and breakfast and is situated in a quiet area a few minutes walk to tunnels beach, harbour and High Street.

Avoncourt Lodge

Simple light and airy B&B with full breakfast, ensuite baths, honesty bar and drying room on SW Coastal Pathway, Ilfracombe. Dog friendly

Higher Mullacott Farm

Farmhouse cottages, peacefully hidden in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 1.5 miles from the Path. Sleeps from 6 - 11 people. See complete range of self--catering cottages at My Favourite Cottages.

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Route Description

This walk takes you from the sea level at Combe Martin's lovely beach, which once bustled with coastal vessels, to the hills up high behind the village for stunning panoramic views down the valley to the sea. It offers a fascinating insight into the industries, traditions, and patterns of settlement in this beautiful valley over the centuries.

Details of this walk used to be provided in a leaflet produced by the North Devon AONB Service. The leaflet no longer exists! We are working on an update or alternative walk.

Public transport

Bus Service 3 to Combe Martin from Barnstaple and Ilfracombe. For timetable information, zoom in on the interactive map and click on the bus stops, visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.

 

Parking

Kiln Car Park, Combe Martin (pay and display) (Postcode for Sat Navs: EX34 0DH).

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