Holdstone Down

Jump onto the windswept hill in Holdstone Down and be ready to witness a wide area of fantastic views and ancient historical sites, experience the serene feeling that would captivate nature hikers.

Holdstone Down

Holdstone Down is a magnificent hill on the South West Coast Path, located in Ilfracombe, UK

Standing at 172 metres above sea level, it offers incredible views of the rest of Devon and the Exmoor National Park

It is an ancient site with megalithic remains dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, making it a perfect place for hikers and nature enthusiasts to explore

The area also provides stunning views of Lee Bay, Lundy Island and is a great place for birdwatching

With its rugged terrain and well-marked paths, Holdstone Down is an ideal spot for a peaceful morning or afternoon walk


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Address: OPF, S W Coast Path, Ilfracombe EX34 0PF, UK

Peter Perhac avatarPeter Perhac
2 weeks ago
It was certainly a very beautiful spot but not worth a full five stars. Good views in all directions. I took a slight detour just to visit it and was ever so slightly disappointed, but it's still a lovely spot
DR77 avatarDR77
8 months ago
Beautiful spot on the South West Coast path, with stunning views of the coastline and surrounding countryside. A point of interest, is the rugged cliff edge that was originally carved by a melting glacier many years ago. If you fancy a short walk with beautiful scenery, then this is a place you must visit. It’s only a short drive down to the Hunters Inn for a spot of lunch too!
Sean Whit avatarSean Whit
3 weeks ago
Fantastic place to let dogs off of the lead because it's quite away from the cliffs.
Jon Whitehurst avatarJon Whitehurst
5 years ago
Great views and worth the stop if trekking along the coastal path. Interesting history too.
BecomeTheAtlas avatarBecomeTheAtlas
2 years ago
Beautiful little strip of the SWCP! Best walked at dawn or dusk.
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