Walk - Ilfracombe town, Capstone Hill and Lantern Hill
2.2 miles (3.5 km)
Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, EX34 9BZ Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe
Easy - This walk is likely to be suitable for people with impaired mobility or with a pushchair, wheelchair, or mobility scooter.It is graded as mostly Level 1 with a small section of Level 3 (Lantern Hill) which can be bypassed – see map for details. Refer to: www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/accessibility-grading for full definitions of categories and scooter recommendations.
This circular walk skirts the coast and follows a level path around Capstone Hill towards Lantern Hill. Here it is possible to follow a zig-zag path (Grade 3 due to the slopes) towards St Nicholas’s Chapel, from which there are good views of the coast and Lundy Island. The path then goes around Ilfracombe Harbour to Larkstone beach at the far side, for good views of the working harbour and ‘Verity’ artwork before returning to the start via St James Place. A short extension takes the walker around Jubilee Gardens.
To download our Access guide, click here where you can find additional mapping and photographs showing gradients, path surfaces and other detailed information such as parking and toilet provision.
Checked by SWCPA Volunteer - October 2021.