The Heddon Valley in Exmoor, North Devon has some of the most picturesque walks in the west country. From short trails to longer hikes along the North Devon coast there is something to please everybody. You can see some of the highest and most spectacular sea cliffs in England, beautiful views and rare wildlife. The whole area has now been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Heddon's Mouth Circular Walk is an easy, beautiful walk through ancient woodland alongside the River Heddon to the sea. This is where you will see some of England's highest cliffs, made from Devonian sandstone. The walk is approximately 2 miles long and takes about 1 hour - a perfect walk for beginners and the less-experienced walker. The marked route starts and finishes by the National Trust car park and Gift Shop, and follows a graded pathway and footpaths across easy terrain. The woods and meadows passed through on the Heddon Mouth Circular Walk are also a haven of wildlife including otters, birds and the rare high brown fritillary butterfly. In summer, the cliffs are blanketed in purple heather and the meadows are covered with yellow gorse flowers and heather. This is an easy walk through beautiful woodland, wildflower meadows and alongside beautiful coastlines. The Exmoor Natonal Park Centre has more local information on the various walks available.
Exmoor National Park Centre 7-9 Fore Street Dulverton Somerset TA22 9EX Telephone: 01398 323841