Hillsborough, Devon

A paradise for nature lovers and outdoor adventures. Whether you’re hiking the scenic trails, basking in the awe-inspiring views, or immersing yourself in the rich history and charm of the area, Hillsborough promises an unforgettable escape where serenity

Hillsborough, Devon

Hillsborough is a small hamlet situated in the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the town of Ilfracombe

The area is renowned for its stunning scenery, with breathtaking views of Exmoor National Park and the nearby Bristol Channel

Hillsborough provides visitors with seclusion, as well as easy access to all that Ilfracombe has to offer

A short drive away is the tranquil Watersmouth Cove, which makes a great spot for a leisurely beach walk or a picnic in a beautiful coastal setting

Other local attractions include nearby Lundy Island, a nature reserve, and the wild heathland of Heddon Valley

Whether you are looking for rural tranquillity or an active outdoor adventure, Hillsborough offers something for everyone


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Address: Ilfracombe EX34 9QR, UK

Ianw Stokes avatarIanw Stokes
3 years ago
A great place for walking with fantastic views of Ilfracombe and the coast. From Hele Bay there are several zigzag paths through the woods, some of which are steep and tricky. The route from Ilfracombe is gentler and more open. At the top (450 ft) there are the earthwork remains of an Iron Age Hill Fort.
Stefan King avatarStefan King
7 months ago
A local nature reserve to us that we've explored a lot over the years. Lots of history from the iron age hill fort at the top of the reserve, and more recent gun emplacements on the seaward side. Great for a short walk.
Antony Socrates avatarAntony Socrates
2 years ago
Lovely walking from Ilfracombe to Hele through Hillsborough. Great views of the Bristol Channel and Wales. Only takes about half an hour.
Tiina Lilja avatarTiina Lilja
a year ago
One of my favourite walks with dogs and one of my most challenging runs.
frances briers avatarfrances briers
3 years ago
A good challenge to climb up the hill which you can use many different paths. When you get to top some fantastic views.
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