Walk - Morte Point
4.6 miles (7.5 km)
Mortehoe Village - EX34 7DT Mortehoe Village
Moderate - There are a number of stretches of steep ascent and descent, including steps, but there are many shortcuts back across the heath.
An inspiring walk through an area of rare coastal heathland, where the wealth of wildflowers beneath the gorse and heather provides the perfect feeding and breeding ground for many moths and butterflies. Look out for seals and even dolphins. The deadly 'devil's teeth' rocks along the spine of Morte Point continue underwater and have been responsible for many shipwrecks over the centuries. A good walk for older children with plenty of energy, who will love the rugged romance of the area and the fascinating rocks. Visit in spring, when birds call from bushes laden with blossom and the maritime grasslands are full of wildflowers and early insects; or in autumn, when the small flocks of migrant seabirds passing by offshore can sometimes include rare breeds among the terns and kittiwakes.
This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes a beach and pubs where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.
Use this walk (or part of it) to visit the hidden beaches at either Rockham Bay or Lee Bay.