Come and join us for a 3/4 day break in the rugged coastline of North Devon . Following the
South-West coastpath.Situated on the westerly coast of North Devon, the Hartland Peninsula
is well worth exploring, with miles of inspiring clifftop walks, secluded beaches and marine
wildlife to take in. Hartland Point famous for its hidden lighthouse, zig-zag rock formations
and legends of the many shipwrecks in the water below, whilst Hartland Quay offers dramatic
coastline, bold geology and panoramas from Lundy Island to Cornwall. And as always the
best pubs and restaurants to add to the mix.
Thursday 22nd November 1400
Hartland Quay Circular 6.5km
The sound of bubbling water follows you almost all the way around this beautiful circular walk. The route takes you along the Coast Path past streams banked with yellow flag irises, foxgloves and campion in the summer, along wooded inland paths carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic in the spring, and quiet farm lanes dotted with primroses. A good walk in autumn, when flocks of migrant seabirds can be seen passing offshore and the stubble of the fields is full of small birds feeding on the fallen seeds. Older children will be fascinated by the rock formations and the spectacular plunging waterfalls.
Friday 23rd November
Clovelly to Hartland Quay 16km
This section of Coast Path leads you through the stunning, contrasting landscapes of the Hartland Peninsula. You emerge from ancient woodland to follow the path through pastoral land on the open cliff tops and, on reaching Hartland Point, you turn to leave the valleys and woodland behind you as you suddenly enter a more barren and dramatic landscape along the rocky coast to Hartland Quay. Waterfalls crashing to the secluded rocky beaches of the Atlantic, wild flowers and seabirds all contribute to the sense of wilderness and distance from the busy settlements of the north coast.
Saturday 24th November
Hartland Quay to Bude 24km
This spectacular section is said to be the toughest part of the entire South West Coast Path and involves a long hard day of walking, with some very relentless and tiring ascents and descents. It is, however, definitely worth the effort! The Coast Path climbs above the rocky shoreline, notorious for shipwrecks (over 150 ships lost on the rocky outcrops between Morwenstow and Bude), past tumbling waterfalls, across secluded combes, crossing ten river valleys before easing on the approach to Bude. There is a real sense of isolation and the views are stunning
Sunday 25th November
Westward Ho! to Clovelly 15km
Following the easy route along the old railway track up on to the cliffs above Westward Ho! The Coast Path then begins to zigzag and rollercoaster making for some strenuous walking. Woodland paths along the second half of the route contrast with the open cliff tops at the beginning of the day. Heading down to the village of Clovelly, Clovelly is a truly beautiful and fascinating place to end the day. A historic fishing village with its links to smuggling and wrecking, it is here that Charles Kingsley found inspiration for his children’s classic The Water Babies
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