National Trust – Heddon Valley

Choose from hiking, picnicking, wildlife watching, and visiting the 19th-century lime kiln historical features. Those are the activities anyone can enjoy in Heddon Valley.

National Trust – Heddon Valley

The National Trust’s Heddon Valley is a breathtakingly beautiful place of rolling hills, rugged coastline and wooded valleys situated on the North Devon coast near Barnstaple

The lush landscape is steeped in history, with ancient woodland, archaeological sites and megalithic tombs that tell the story of a long past

Visitors can enjoy stunning coastal walks and views, while exploring beautiful riverbanks, waterfalls and meadows boasting flora and fauna

Activities at Heddon Valley include fly fishing and kayaking, with boat hire on offer to explore the sea caves or take a river or sea-based wildlife spotting journey

With a range of events organised throughout the year, visitors can take part in traditional craft workshops, learn about local heritage and Native American history, or join guided walks where you may spot otter, seals, porpoise or even dolphins

Whether you’re looking for natural beauty and tranquillity or are eager to explore the area’s rich history – Heddon Valley offers something for everyone!


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Address: Heddon Valley Near, Barnstaple EX31 4PY, UK

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Chris avatarChris
in the last week
Heddon Valley is one of the gems for those who love the outdoors. You can have a coffee after a walk/hike in the infamous hunters inn. You can adjust your route difficulty from easy to hard, from Heddon valley to woody bay and all the way to Valley of Rocks! Please take note that Vodafone has no signal. Enjoy!
Gavin Williams avatarGavin Williams
5 months ago
Access to this place is via some fairly narrow lanes. Definitely follow the National Trust signs and not the sat nav as you get closer. I Started the walk at the National Trust car park. Free for members, £5 or something otherwise. You can pick up the trail through the picnic area next to the pub or cross the bridge and take the path along the river from that side. You then just follow the river down to the sea. There are various small bridges to take alternative routes. The tree line obscures the river at various points until you reach closer to the sea.I found it easier to access the beach via the path on the left of the river as you walk towards the sea. There is a small old kiln at the river mouth to briefly explore.I walked back to the car via the opposite river bank. Along this way you can see a few more bridges and some small streams flowing down into the river. I also saw a large stag grazing near the picnic area.An excellent walk despite the gloomy weather. It was late afternoon when I arrived at the car park so I did not have much time to spend here. It took around 1 hour to reach the sea and back. The car park was not locked when I finally left about 5-6pm.
Jon Faulkner avatarJon Faulkner
7 months ago
A truly beautiful place to visit via various routes. We took the comfortable stroll which is a mile. We were lucky enough to see a seal less than 100 ft from the pebbled beach too. Highly recommend 🙂
Kelv 82 avatarKelv 82
9 months ago
Lovely walk down by the river to the secluded beach, scenery was amazing. The walk back up to the car park was a bit harder as went the wrong way, signposting could be slightly better, but a lovely lady on a quad bike set us back on track (if she ever reads this thank you as we would still be lost now lol)
Andrés Bidegain avatarAndrés Bidegain
9 months ago
Beautiful walk across the river to see where it meets the sea with stunning views to he beach, the hills and the sea.There is a tramper for those with disabilities and a circular path for them. There is also a shop to buy something to eat and drink at the beginning.
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