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Local Walks

The Holiday Park is situated in a beautiful area and we have lots of lovely walks local to us.  We have listed some of our favourites below, if you would like any more information, please pop into Reception and ask.

Nature Trail

During the winter of 2006 we sympathetically walked a path through this area to study what species we could find there. We were amazed as the thick undergrowth was teeming with an array of interesting flowers, wildlife and insects. read more...

Hele Bay to Ilfracombe - 3 miles

This walk is easily done from the Holiday Park and the coastal path is picked up by the beach in Hele, just a short eight minute walk from the Holiday Park.  At the start of the walk there is a set of steep steps to climb, after this the terrain becomes easier with well walked paths with lookout points over the Bristol Channel and the surrounding hills and towards the end of the walk you can see Verity in the harbour and the overview of the town.  A walk with stunning scenery and for a difference you can start the walk at Ilfracombe Swimming Baths and walk with a Devon Cream Tea at Hele Corn Mill and Tearooms.

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Ilfracombe - Combe Martin - 5 miles

The views on this walk are spectacular and well worth the uphill and downhill walking and correct footwear is a must.  Unfortunately it is not suitable for prams, wheelchairs and toddlers.  The walk can be accessed from Hele, so your car can be left at the Holiday Park whilst you enjoy the views over the Bristol Channel and into Combe Martin.  The walk back can then be via the same route or through Berrynarbor and the country lane along the rear of Ilfracombe Golf Course.  There is also a reliable bus service if you don't wish to walk back.

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Ilfracombe Torrs - Ilfracombe - 6 miles return trip

This is a truly beautiful walk with stunning scenery over National Trust land, which is well maintained.  The walk starts a little steep with a zig zag climb but it is well worth it for the stunning views.  The walk takes you over farmland, passing grazing cows and sheep and then a steep decline on a tarmac'd road takes you into the village of Lee, where you can enjoy some refreshment at The Grampus Inn.  If you wish you can carry on into Morthoe and Woolacombe and then catch the bus back to Ilfracombe.  Sturdy footwear is highly recommended.

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The Tarka Trail - 2 miles

The Tarka Trail is a series of footpaths and cyclepaths around North Devon.  It covers a total of 180 miles in a figure of eight route, centred on Barnstaple.

Whether you are a walker or a cyclist we are sure you will enjoy the Tarka Trail - Route 27, which takes you out into the countryside along part of the old railway line and past the reservoirs.  Continue to walk or cycle and after a further one and a half miles the path comes to a junction with Station Road, Mortehoe.  Continue straight over the road and the junction along the path will take you past the discussed Morthoe and Woolacombe Railway Station and on to Braunton and Barnstaple.  At this point though you could turn right down in to Woolacombe and catch the bus back.

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Mortehoe Cliff Top Walk - 6 Miles

This is a beautiful family walk for families with older children.  The terrain and coastal path is not suitable for young children, toddlers and babies in prams.
The circular walk takes about two hours but you can spend so long watching out for seals and their pups that you easily lose track of time.  Halfway during the walk children and adults can enjoy rock scrambling and the views over Woolacombe and its stunning beach.  Dogs are advised to be kept on a lead or close supervision as sheep graze over the fields and edges of the coastal.  Without a doubt a family favourite. 

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Heddons Mouth

This is a fairly easy family walk through woodlands and runs alongside a river that leads to a pebbly beach.
It is described on the National Trusts website as a gentle stroll through ancient woodland that is bright with fresh leaves and wild flowers in the Springtime, along a babbling stream to a tiny secluded shingle beach, strewn with boulders and shadowed by steep, scree-clad hillsides, with dramatic cliffs of geological importance and tales of smugglers and U-Boats.  Children of all ages will love the rugged terrain, as well as the beach and the ruined limekiln. A stunning walk in Autumn, when the leaves start to turn and the birds and small animals are rummaging in the fallen leaves.
The Hunters Inn is a great pub for refreshment at the end of this walk.

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Woolacombe to Putsborough Beach - 4 miles

An ideal day on the beach whatever the weather.  The the winter with hats, scarf's and welly boots and in the summer, kick off the shoes and enjoy the feel of the sand between your toes.  You can park in Woolacombe and walk to Putsborough either via the beach or the sand dunes, this takes about an hour and you can enjoy a cream tea in the Beach Cafe at Putsborough before your walk back.  This is an ideal family walk regardless of age and the access to the beach  at Woolacombe and the cafe entrance are ramped for ease of access .
Children will love this walk and the beach shells and pebbles on route give them something to look out for, take a football as the further you go, the quieter it will be and its a great place for a kick about.

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Wistlandpound - 2 hour circular walk

Just a short twenty minutes drive from the Holiday Park is Wistlandpound Reservoirs, Its an easy family walk, however sturdy footwear is required and you are advised to keep to the pathways, so as not to get hooked up by the fishermen!  Its a pay and display car park and there are plenty of picnic tables on route.

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Baggy Point - 3 miles

This is a beautiful family walk.  The coastal path is not suitable for young children, toddlers and babies in prams, however there are alternative suitable paths that can be used.
The circular walk takes about 90 minutes and has much to see such as wildlife, preserved whale bones and the old wreck post, as well as rocks, cliffs and plant life.
There are magnificent views over the headland and coastline towards Bideford Bay and Hartland.

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Watersmeet

A lovely walk from the pay and display car park takes you to Watersmeet House, which is a former fishing lodge located in Lynmouth and is used today as an information centre, tea rooms and shop by the National Trust.
Watersmeet is the start off point for some 40 miles of woodland, stream side and seaside walks.
The paths are well worn, however they can be steep in places and there are steps on route.  You will find many waterfalls with bridges crossing the river to make beautiful photographs  There is plenty of wildlife, plants and trees to see and interesting features along the way.
For the walker who likes more miles, you can walk into Lynmouth and enjoy an afternoon there passing many points that are noted regarding the floods of 1952.

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