North Devon Walking Holidays
Warcombe Farm Camping Park offers direct access to the North Devon Coastal Footpath network. There is no better place for walking – either a gentle stroll or a more challenging walk. 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 breath taking views of the North Devon Coastline and countryside.
We are at the edge of the 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 calender of activities to help you plan your stay.
If you need a campsite base while exploring North Devon, then Warcombe Farm offers all you would need.
Several public footpaths intersect Warcombe Lane, alongside our Camping Park, with picturesque footpaths leading down into Lee with her captivating bay. Over the Damage Hills out to Bull Point with its light House. Paths across the Mortehoe. Walking these can be a complete joy, though maybe a little less so when walking up some of the hills.
Few locations can match this area around Mortehoe and Woolacombe for stunning walks, or indeed choice. With much of the land owned and managed by the National Trust, these ancient pathways are well maintained. Offering a wonderful selection of exposed rocky headlands, hills with views in all directions, inland sheltered valleys, streams and woods, also of course Woolacombe’s coastal warren and dunes. Much is farmland and may offer some restrictions, certainly dogs need to be kept under close control where there are animals grazing.
Throughout the area around Warcombe most of the old paths and tracks remain as rights of way, a comprehensive network of ancient and modern pathways connect various settlements to the coast.
In the National Trusts top 10 UK walks, is the route around Morte Bay with Woolacombe and the village of Mortehoe from Morte Point, North Devon. It’s an exhilarating walk along the South West Coast path bringing you very close to the waves crashing on the rocky shoreline, with fantastic views and an abundance of wildlife.
It is a good walk to try at any time of year – in the winter you can experience the utter wildness of the area and the power of the sea, while spring and summer walks are best for wildlife, from catching sight of grey seals basking in the afternoon sun to watching peregrine falcons swooping along the cliffs. The views are breathtaking wherever you are but there are also some beautiful quiet spots to discover, 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.
This route is around a 6 mile walk, some of which can be a bit challenging. Start walking at 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.