Walk - Fremington Quay

1.4 miles (2.3 km)

Fremington Quay Cafe car park Fremington Quay Cafe car park

Easy - The route follows an old railway line and is flat, tarmaced and used by walkers and cyclists as well as being accessible to wheelchairs.

A section of the Tarka Trail and South West Coast Path that takes you along the estuary of the river Taw from Fremington Quay, east towards Barnstaple.

To check that this walk is suitable for you click here where you can find additional mapping and photographs showing gradients, path surfaces, and other detailed information.

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.

Herton Guest House

Spacious former farmhouse, full of character, comfort and charm. Close to Coast Path,long stay parking available. Offering a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day.

Bennings B&B

Friendly, family run B&B. Double and twin rooms, both en suite. No charge for Wi-Fi. Great location and generous breakfast for your next day's walk!

Trojen Bed & Breakfast

Relax in our B and B situated half a mile from Coastal Path in a quiet cul de sac in Braunton. Private lounge/ diner and super King ensuite with views of estuary to Appledore

The Old Vicarage B&B

The Old Vicarage B&B is an early Victorian house with spacious guest accommodation, modern en-suite facilities, free parking and free Wi-Fi, located just a short stroll from the town centre.

Marsdens Devon Cottages

One of Devon’s leading agencies with over 450 cottages in popular locations including Croyde, Woolacombe, Braunton and Lynmouth. Book online today!

The Laurels B&B

A warm welcome will greet you from this family owned B&B in the heart of Braunton within easy reach of village facilities and the magnificent local beaches.

North Cottage

Close to the Coast Path, village centre with restaurants & pubs, beach and golf course. Double, single & twin rooms, available Wifi.

Silver Cottage B&B

A charming two double bedroom B&B, private sitting room, kitchenette, terrace and shower room. A warm welcome for walkers. No extra charge for single night stays or single occupancy

The Poplars B&B

Close to the town with its pannier market and situated in a quiet rural setting. Our Edwardian house enjoys easy access to the Tarka Trail making it an ideal stop over for walkers.

Mulberry

This spacious and stylish detached property is situated in one of North Devon’s most prestigious locations and enjoys some breathtaking views across Bideford Bay. Sleeps 10

Honeysuckle Cottage B&B

A small B&B located in the quiet village of Westleigh (near Instow), 500 yds from the Coast Path & 20 yards from the local pub-the Westleigh Inn-serving food 7 days a week.

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.

The Quay Cafe

Located right on the famous SW Coast Path our dog-friendly, fully licensed café offers organic coffee, great food, delicious cream teas.....

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Route Description

A section of the Tarka Trail and South West Coast Path that takes you along the estuary of the river Taw from Fremington Quay, east towards Barnstaple.

The route follows an old railway line and is flat, tarmaced and used by walkers and cyclists as well as being accessible to wheelchairs. There is a car park, cafe and heritage centre at the start/end of the walk, but unfortunately no accessible toilets.

  1. The first section of the route passes through a sheltered and wooded cutting with abundant wildflowers in May and June before becoming more open with views of salt marshes and the hills above Barnstaple.

There are some benches and shelters along the route. 

  1. There is a shelter here with benches and perches, but it is not accessible to wheelchairs. From here retrace the route back to the start.

It may be worth bringing your binoculars if you are a keen birdwatcher!

This Fremington Quay Phototrail has been provided by the North Devon Biosphere Service from printed material funded by the North Devon AONB Sustainable Development Fund and Devon County Council.

Parking

At Fremington Quay

Local maps and publications

Nearby Events

  • North Devon Marathon

    Sunday 30th June 2019, Woolacombe, North Devon

    The North Devon AONB Marathon, Half Marathon is one of the toughest and most beautiful races in the UK. 2019 sees 10 years of North Devon Marathon, so we have added a 10k route to celebrate. More info.

     

       

  • Exmoor Coast 50

    5th October 2019, Combe Martin, North Devon

    Run or walk the entire length of Coast Path within Exmoor National Park. More info.

       

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