North Devon Walking Holidays
Warcombe Farm Camping Park offers direct access to the South West Coast Path, the longest of England’s National Trails. There is no better place for walking, be it a gentle stroll or a more challenging hike. We are ideally situated to explore the great outdoors, being surrounded by glorious scenery, rolling hills and dramatic coastline.
From the rear of the park pick up the path to Mortehoe, Bennett’s Mouth and Lee Bay as well as Woolacombe. These paths are well trodden and offer breathtaking views of the North Devon Coastline and countryside.
We are located at the edge of Exmoor National Park and it’s many treasures, landmarks and fascinating places to visit. Exmoor is also famous for the legend of Lorna Doone. There is so much to see and do for all the family. Visit Exmoor National Park for information and a calendar of activities to help you plan your stay.
If you need a camping base from which to explore North Devon, then Warcombe Farm Camping Park is the perfect choice.
Several public footpaths intersect Warcombe Lane running alongside our Camping Park. There are a myriad of picturesque footpaths leading down through the woods into Lee with her captivating bay, over the Damage Hills to Sandy Cove, along the coast to Bull Point Lighthouse and beyond. Walking these trails can be a complete joy, but do be prepared for the hilly bits!
Few locations can match the stark beauty of the landscape around Warcombe. With much of the land owned and managed by the National Trust, the ancient pathways are constantly well maintained. The Coast Path and network of inland public footpaths provide a wonderfully varied selection of different walks. Exposed rocky headlands, secret coves, hilly climbs with panoramic views in all directions, inland sheltered valleys, streams, waterfalls and woodland, and also of course, Woolacombe’s coastal warren and dunes. Many paths extend over farmland and may have some restrictions, certainly dogs need to be kept under close control where there are animals grazing.
Featuring in the National Trusts top 10 UK walks is the route around Morte Bay incorporating Woolacombe and the village of Mortehoe from Morte Point. It’s an exhilarating stomp along the South West Coast Path bringing you very close to the waves crashing below on the rocky shoreline, with fantastic, far reaching views and an abundance of wildlife.
It’s great walking country at any time of year, each Season bringing its own unique perspective. In Winter you can immerse yourself in the rugged, wild and untamed environment, experiencing the awesome power of the sea. Autumn is stunning with its rich colours and golden light whilst Spring and Summer is the best time for beautiful flowers and wildlife. You will often catch a glimpse of grey seals basking in the afternoon sun or spot peregrine falcons swooping along the cliffs. The open views are breathtaking wherever you are but there are also some lovely quieter spots to seek out such as the secluded cove at Bennett’s Mouth and Kinever Valley.
A windy day is the best time to traverse the very tip of Morte Point, when the wind can almost lift you off your feet. From here you can look out towards the Morte Stone and beyond to Lundy Island.
The full route is around a 6 mile walk, some of which can be a bit challenging. Start walking from the Mortehoe Heritage Centre car park, just down the road from Warcombe Farm Campsite. It can be a strenuous circular walk along high cliffs and steep valleys. Beware of high winds when walking on the coast path, it can be muddy and slippery in wet weather. Children should be supervised at all times. Dogs are welcome under close control – there will be animals grazing on much of this walk.