St Catherine's Tor

Witness the ancient stone tower at St. Catherine's Tor, gives a quiet spot for reflection while surrounded by the fantastic view of the countryside.

St Catherine’s Tor

St Catherine’s Tor is a flat-topped hill situated just off the North Devon Coast near Hartland, Bideford

This historic rocky outcrop offered clear views of the surrounding countryside and coast, and is believed to have been used by Iron Age farmers as a lookout

Today, the tor is a popular place to visit, offering panoramic views of Hartland Point, Lundy Island, and the Welsh coast on a clear day

The summit of the tor stands at approximately 300 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest points on the North Devon coast

Paths wind their way around the stunning geology and flora on and around the tor, allowing visitors to take in its magical atmosphere

No matter your interests or activities, St Catherine’s Tor provides something for everyone; whether it be peaceful walks, educational trips for schools and universities, or simply taking in the array of diverse wildlife that inhabits the area


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Address: Hartland, Bideford EX39 6DU, UK

Sadie Richardson avatarSadie Richardson
2 years ago
Lovely walk along coastal path. Beautiful views.
Vicky Davies avatarVicky Davies
4 years ago
Beautiful place and views fab coast line
Mike Lucas avatarMike Lucas
5 years ago
Dramatic isolated hill on the cliffs south of Heartland Quay
tom mathew avatartom mathew
3 years ago
Great place, small waterfall. Amazing.
Tom Humphries avatarTom Humphries
7 months ago
Amazing views from the top but not for the faint hearted due to the climb. There is a track that is easier to get up, than down and you will need to be as sure footed as a mountain goat!
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