Walk - Lee Meadow - Ilfracombe & The Torrs
3.1 miles (5.0 km)
Lee Meadow Lee Meadow
Once a fishing village, dating from Saxon times, Ilfracombe's particular popularity as a fashionable seaside resort was established in 1874, when the railway arrived. Although recent innovations such as the Landmark Theatre and Damien Hirst's 'Verity' statue have won it international acclaim, the Victorian flavour remains. Any walk around the town features steep gradients, but the magnificent cliff scenery towering above the picturesque harbour makes it worth the effort. This route travels out of Ilfracombe through a long wooded valley to The Torrs, a rugged area also known as 'The Seven Hills' with tremendous views across the Bristol Channel.
If walking from Lee Meadow, this is a challenging walk. If driving to Ilfracombe, it is a moderate walk.