Walk - Appledore & Northam Burrows
6.8 miles (10.9 km)
Appledore, Main Car Park - EX39 1RL Appledore, Main Car Park
Moderate - The walk is almost completely flat, with just one gentle climb, some stiles and some steps. Footpaths may be muddy or wet.
A walk around Northam Burrows, at the mouth of the Taw-Torridge estuary, where Westward Ho!'s pebble ridge shields a rare wildlife site of grassy coastal plain fronted by salt marsh and sand dunes. Starting in Charles Kingsley's 'Little White Fishing Village' at Appledore, the route passes Europe's largest covered shipyard, where nearly 200 vessels have been built, and an ancient battleground where 1000 Vikings are said to have been slaughtered.
This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes a beach and pub 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.