GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hartland Point

2 miles (2.5 km)

Visit Hartland Point on this circular walk on the beautiful Hartland Peninsula in Devon. It's a great place to get some sea air and admire the fantastic coastal views. The dramatic location is where the Bristol Channel meets the Atlantic Ocean. There's rocky cliffs and views of the wrecked ship MS Johanna which ran aground on the rocks below. It's also great for wildlife watching with skuas, terns and shearwaters to look out for.
There's a car park close to the point near Blagdon Farm, West Titchberry. From here you can pick up the South West Coast Path to take you along Barley Bay towards the 19th century Hartland Point Lighthouse. The route then continues along Blagdon Cliff and Upright Cliff, before turning east and returning to the car park through the countryside.
To extend your walk you can follow the South West Coast Path south and visit the delightful Hartland Quay.

Postcode

EX39 6DU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hartland Point OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hartland Point Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south and you can enjoy some lovely waterside trails around the Tamar Lakes near Holsworthy.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Hartland Point Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 1520262

Hartland Point Lighthouse. Lundy Island can be seen on the horizon. The lighthouse was opened in July 1874 and was home to 4 keepers and their families. The original clockwork mechanism had to be wound every 2 and a half hours. The light, automated in 1984 and under the care of Trinity House, has a 25 mile range.

Coastguard Station, Hartland Point - geograph.org.uk - 1333676

Coastguard Station, Hartland Point. Manned until 1983. Surveillance is now totally electronic by radio transmitters and receivers. The South West Coast Path passes through the scene. White gateposts mark the entrance to the lighthouse (no public access).

Radar beacon near Hartland Point - geograph.org.uk - 1520202

Radar beacon. CAA radar near Hartland Point is situated above Barley Bay.

Fresh water catchment, Hartland Point - geograph.org.uk - 1333730

Fresh water catchment. The strange sloping concrete structures were once used to catch fresh water which supplied the nearby lighthouse. The South West Coast Path snakes through the scene towards the small car park and the cliffs on the left drop down into Barley Bay. In this remote corner of the most northwesterly point in Devon, and after several kilometres of narrow, single-track roads, I was amazed to find a small cafe by the car park.

Floral clifftop, Hartland Quay - geograph.org.uk - 1319047

Floral clifftop, Hartland Quay. How they all survive in this harsh environment, I don't know but they are certainly worth seeing. I can see Thrift and Plantain, Kidney vetch and Sheep's bit scabious. The Kidney vetch in particular is very abundant. The view is across Screda Point.

Small cove and cave, Hartland Quay - geograph.org.uk - 1318917

Small cove and cave, Hartland Quay. Between Cowhouse Race and Screda Point, is a tiny unnamed cove displaying the folded sandstones and mudstones typical of the area.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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