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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Barbara Lee avatarBarbara Lee
4 weeks ago
Beautiful walks through the woods leading down to the sea mouth. Stunning views. For anyone with a walking disability you can hire the tramper scooter for £3. Little tea room for coffee and cake or there is a hotel if you wanted a more substantial meal.
Leon Yeats avatarLeon Yeats
a week ago
A real bit of Devon. Steep valley but a good not too steep walk to a small beach along a babbling stream. Nice National Trust cafe and good car park. A lovely way to stretch your legs without over doing it.
Chris avatarChris
3 months ago
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!
Ahmed Afana avatarAhmed Afana
2 months ago
A hidden gem in beautiful Devon. The place has a car park, small café, public toilet, and lovely walk by the river leading to the heddon valley and tye sea. You can pay for parking via RingGo as well. There is also a small restaurant and hotel. Check out the history behind d this place from WWII as well.
Piotr K. avatarPiotr K.
4 weeks ago
The little Cafe literally next door was really nice. The icecream; DELICIOUS! The pasty's are also *chef's kiss*🤌. Just that you have to wait for them around 30-40 minutes so they are fresh and hot. The wait is VERY worth it though. The coffee is also delightful; overall 4.5/5! Definitely recommend
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