Heddon Valley Walks
Enjoy an easy waterside walk through the beautiful Heddon Valley in Exmoor. The riverside footpath leads through woodland before the beautiful coast and cliffs of Heddon's mouth come in to view.
The walk starts at the National Trust car park and heads north through Heddon's Mouth Wood to the coast through Heddon's mouth with its imposing cliffs. The point where the valley opens out to reveal the sea and cliffs is really lovely. The path then leads down to the pebble beach where you will find a 19th century lime kiln.
The area is great for wildlife spotting. Look out for otters and various birds suchs as dippers, grey wagtails and herons. In summer the area is covered with yellow gorse flowers and heather.
If you would like to extend your walking in the area then you could head east towards Trentishoe Down for views of the beautiful Elwill Bay. You could also climb the Hangman Hills for tremendous views over Combe Martin. If you head east you will find the lovely wooded cove at Woody Bay with a secluded pebble beach.
PostcodeEX31 4PY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Heddon Valley Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Heddon Valley Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Heddon Valley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Heddon Valley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Hunter's Inn is a popular pub for walkers. The fine country inn serves good home cooked food and includes 4 acres of enchanting gardens. You can find them in the valley at postcode EX31 4PY.
The wooded valley is ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. The Hunter's Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.