4.8 of 5 (4 votes)

The best of the North Devon Coast

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in Devon, England, about 16.80km (10.44 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 134m (439ft)
Descent 134m (439ft)
Max. Elevation 180m (590ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 268m (878ft)
Croyde Village
Ilfracombe Town Centre
Distance 16.80km
Duration ~5:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 19 Sep 2008
An invigorating coastal walk taking cliffs tops and sandy beaches. The distance of the walk will depend on the mulitude of route choices you make. Follow the coast line all the way and you'll at least double the route as the crow flies! For a shorter walk, you can avoid some of the headlands and travel cross country - but you'll be missing out.

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OS Grid SS444391
Start of the walk
OS Grid SS437392
Take the well worn path to this surfer's paradise.
About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SS432396
Join up with the South West Coast Path - a long distance footpath covering 630 miles between Minehead and Poole Harbour.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SS421405
Fantastis views abound - keep your eye out for Rock Climbers on the cliffs below.
About 1.37 km (~0.85 miles) from
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A good spot for an ice cream as you decide whether to take the high or the low road to Woollacombe
About 2.66 km (~1.65 miles) from
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You'll find this place a bit busy for comfort in the summer, but head on round the coast a little further and tranquility will once again return.
About 3.36 km (~2.09 miles) from
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The Ship Aground Public House always make for a good refreshment spot. How long you stay may influence your decision to take the route via Morte Point, or cut out the dog leg.
About 1.41 km (~0.88 miles) from
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A lovely village with a beautiful bay down the road.
About 2.90 km (~1.8 miles) from
OS Grid SS515476
This large town has plenty of facilities. And plenty of tourists in the summer months!
About 3.39 km (~2.11 miles) from

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