This circular walk around the Hartland Peninsula takes in some beautiful coastal views, interesting rock formations, plunging waterfalls and the little village of Stoke. There are great views towards Lundy Island and a variety of sea birds to look out for along the way.
The walk starts at the Hartland Quay car park and heads south along the coast passing Screda Point, St Catherine's Point, St Catherine's Tor and Speke's Mill. There are pretty streams, waterfalls and in the summer months various pretty plants suchs as yellow flag irises, foxgloves and campion.
At Speke's Mill Mouth you head inland through the countryside to Lymebridge before turning north towards the village of Stoke. The village has a 14th century church and tea rooms where you can stop for refreshments.
From Stoke it is a short walk back to the Hartland Quay car park although you could take a short detour to visit the fascinating Hartland Abbey. The 12th century abbey has lovely grounds and gardens with the Abbey River flowing through.
To extend your walk you can follow the South West Coast Path north to Hartland Point where you will pass the 19th century lighthouse. There's also dramatic cliffs and views of the shipwreck Johanna at this spot where the Bristol Channel meets the Atlantic Ocean.
PostcodeEX39 6DU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Hartland Quay Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Hartland Quay Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Hartland Quay OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Hartland Quay Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
After your walk head to the Hartland Quay Hotel for some post walk refreshment. Inside there's a nice bar and some interesting memorabilia charting the history of the area. There's also a good outdoor seating area where you can enjoy a meal with wonderful views. You can find them at postcode EX39 6DU.
The area makes for a bracing dog walk and the hotel mentioned above is also dog friendly.