Walk length 11 miles/17.7 km approx. Circular.
This walk takes in a mixture of coastal paths and wooded valleys across a picturesque part of the Exmoor National park using the Heddon Valley.
Some of the land on this walk is owned by the National Trust and the areas are categorized as Sites of Special Scientific Interest, the cliffs are some of the highest in England, with scree-covered slopes rising over 800ft.
There is a great deal of wildlife from coastal birds such as razorbills, guillemots and kittiwake to forest birds such woodpeckers and wood warblers in the oak woodland.
This walk uses parts of some major paths such as The South West Coast Path (England's longest waymarked path, 630 miles) and the Tarka Trail a 163 mile walk and cycle path containing landscapes associated with the famous novel Tarka the Otter, written by Henry Williamson in 1927.
One of a series of four walks taking in the beautiful countryside of the Exmoor National Park, covering coast, woodland and moors. (Others include Dunkery Beacon Sat Jul 13, Lynmouth Coast and Bay Sun Jul 14 and Doone Valley Mon Jul 15).
Meet outside The Hunters Inn (photo right), Heddon Valley, Exmoor, North Devon, EX31 4PY (grid ref SS[masked]) at 10.15am for the walk to start at 10.30am. National Trust Car Park and Roadside Parking close. Please check for any parking restrictions.
Cost for the four days is £20 or £5 for each day (guided walks and admin costs). Transport, accommodation, food must be arranged by yourselves on an individual basis. You can pay £5 per day for each walk that you want to attend, please email us if you wish to do this. This can be paid in advance or on the day See Payment
A number of accommodation options exist for the weekend
Doone Valley Campsite
Oare, Brendon, Lynton
See Doone Valley Campsite
Hotels and B&B
The Stag Hunters Hotel
Exmoor, North Devon EX35 6PS
The Rockford Inn
Lynton, Devon EX35 6PT
Other Campsites, B&Bs and hostels may be available.
Lunch & Finish:
Please bring a packed lunch and water for each walk. Each walk should finish at about 4.30pm and include a 30 min snack lunch stop andpub at the end, however the time may be earlier or later than this depending on the weather and pace (we have a relaxed pace which includes sightseeing and photography).
Meeting & Transport:
No public transport for these walks, transport by car and car sharing.
Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon[masked] and Colin 07709305681.
Dog Policy: As a group we allow and enjoy dogs on our walks however we do ask dog owners to read our dog policy
Walking Safety:Walking is a great way to keep fit and generally very safe; however it does contain an element of risk.Before going on any of these walks you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared to be responsible for your own safety. You must wear appropriate clothing such as proper walking boots (not trainers), warm and wet weather clothing and carry sufficient food and water. No one will be allowed on any of the walks without appropriate gear. Please see our Terms and Conditions