Walk - Saunton Sands Hotel - Braunton Burrows
11.3 miles (18.2 km)
Velator Quay Car Park Velator Quay Car Park
Challenging - Level ground, on paths that may be muddy, sandy or stony, a rough track and on a quiet country road.
A long walk, but over easy ground. Starting at either Saunton Sands Hotel or at Velator which was once a bustling quay, the route passes through Braunton Burrows, one of the UK's largest sand dune systems, with a unique diversity of species. As well as being a National Nature Reserve, the Burrows are at the core of the UNESCO-designated North Devon Biosphere Reserve, which celebrates man and nature working together in harmony in a peaceful pastoral landscape. Heading inland around Braunton Marshes, a large area of wet pastureland reclaimed from the sea in the nineteenth century, the walk also passes the Braunton Great Field, one of only three medieval strip farming fields remaining in England. Take a picnic and plenty of drinks to sustain you on the way.