Walk - Hawker's Hut
2.2 miles (3.5 km)
Morwenstow church car park - EX23 9SR Morwenstow church car park
Moderate - A short walk with a lot of gradient, on coastal and inland paths and tracks that may be muddy.
One of the most delightful surprises on the Coast Path is the little driftwood hut built by the eccentric Victorian vicar of Morwenstow, the Reverend Hawker, who liked to smoke a pipe of opium here now and then with his literary pals Charles Dickens and Alfred Lord Tennyson. It is easy to understand why he chose this spot for it, when you make your way down from the picturesque church to the high cliffs above the pounding Atlantic, returning along the wooded valley at Tidna, where the almost-extinct Large Blue butterfly is making a successful comeback.