Walk - Abbotsham and Westward Ho!

5.3 miles (8.5 km)

Kipling Tors Car Park, Westward Ho! - EX39 1SY Kipling Tors Car Park, Westward Ho!

Moderate - Quiet country lanes, public footpath, green lane and coast path. Fairly even going underfoot with a few wet or muddy patches in damp weather.

Follow in the footsteps of authors Charles Kingsley and Rudyard Kipling and take in the spectacular views of the Westward Ho! coastline.

Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs. 

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.

Moreton House

Self catering holiday apartments located within a stately home sleeping from 2 - 10 people. Group bookings available.

Westacott Farm Camping

Westacott Farm Camping backpacker £10 pppn - free hot showers to help ease those tired feet - fully equipped kitchen & laundry facilities

Baker's Cottage

A relaxing, hideaway cottage in town with restaurants, pubs, shops & quayside nearby. Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Space on deck for bicycles. Luggage drop-off available.

Corner House B&B

500 yards from the quayside, family run and homely welcome. Single night stays. ROOMS ENSUITE

Peppercombe Bothy

Comfortably sleeping up to four guests, Peppercombe Bothy is a very basic stone dwelling benefiting from wonderful views to Bideford Bay and close proximity to the famous South West Coast Path.

Catboat Cottage

A stone's throw from the beach and a two minute walk to restaurants, pubs and cafes. Our comfortable 200-year-old cottage sleeps 8 guests. 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms

Moorview Enterprises

Moorview House B&B luxurious, private, in room breakfast in quiet gardens close to Tarka Trail
You'll be spoilt for choice for where to eat and drink along the Path. With lots of local seasonal food on offer, fresh from the farm, field and waters. Try our local ales, ciders, wines and spirits, increasing in variety by the year, as you sit in a cosy pub, fine dining restaurant or chilled café on the beach. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Pig and Olive

Refuel with our award-winning contemporary Neapolitan-style Pizza. Grab a special to-go or linger in our casual dine-in area. We also serve fresh coffee and ice cream.

Johns of Instow & Appledore

Using our artisan delis as our larder, the Johns cafés offer unrivalled freshness & quality in our picturesque locations.

What is on your list of things to do when you visit the Path? From walking companies, to help you tailor your visit, with itineraries and experts to enhance your visit, to baggage transfer companies and visitor attractions there are lots to people and places to help you decide what you'd like to do. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Northam Burrows Visitor Centre

Cafe, exhibition area & shop set in area of dunes and coastal grassland on SWCP, part of Northam Burrows Country Park

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Route Description

Follow in the footsteps of authors Charles Kingsley and Rudyard Kipling and take in the spectacular views of the Westward Ho! coastline.

Details of this walk are provided in a leaflet produced by the North Devon AONB Service which can be downloaded from here.

Public transport

Bus service 308 to Westward Ho! from Barnstaple and Bideford. For timetable information, zoom in on the interactive map and click on the bus stops, visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.

Parking

Kipling Tors Car Park (pay and display) (Postcode for Sat Navs: EX39 1SY).

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