GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lundy Island Walks

6 miles (9 km)

Visit this beautiful island off the Devon coast and enjoy coastal walks and a variety of wildlife. The island is designated as a marine national nature reserve so bring your binoculars to look out for the seals and puffins that visit the island. You can reach the island by catching a boat from Bideford or Ilfracombe from mid March to the end of October.
It's a splendid place for walkers with miles of footpaths taking you to rugged cliffs, coastal viewpoints and grassy slopes with wildflowers in the summer. Look out for wildlife which includes sika deer, wild goats and the only native mammal, the pygmy shrew. Birdlife includes puffins,chaffinches and stonechats while butterflies such as the Red Admiral can be seen in the summer.
The seas around Lundy are home to fascinating marine wildlife such as cup corals, pink sea fans and sponges.Keep your eyes peeled for grey seals, basking sharks and killer whales too.
There's also a terrific climb on the west side of the island where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area.

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Lundy Island OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lundy Island Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Marisco Tavern is the island's only pub. It dates back to the 1860s and serves good quality dishes and drinks. It's the hub of the island and has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Dog Walking

Dogs, other than assistance dogs, are not allowed on the island.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Lundy jetty - geograph.org.uk - 1322911

Lundy jetty MS Oldenburg arrives to pick up passengers for the return trip to Ilfracombe. The Bristol Channel looks calm and blue in the May sunshine.

East coast, Lundy - geograph.org.uk - 1338984

East coast. A view of the beach road leading up to the cluster of buildings at the heart of the community. The tower of St. Helena's Church is prominent.

Helicopter landing site, Lundy - geograph.org.uk - 3014375

Helicopter landing site, Lundy.
The passengers standing on the grass verge to the left wait for their return flight to the mainland to land. Note the sophisticated baggage handling system. Just visible behind the hut are Old House and Square Cottage. To the right of the helicopter is St. Helena's church.

Road to the harbour, Lundy - geograph.org.uk - 1322842

Road to the harbour. Recently reinforced, the road heads down to the jetty and Rat Island. To the right is South Light, one of the island's two working lighthouses. The scene looks almost Mediterranean, but it's the Bristol Channel.

Lundy Island, Quarterwall Cottages - geograph.org.uk - 553065

Quarterwall Cottages. Lundy is essentially split into four segments by Quarter Wall, Half Wall and Three-Quarter Wall, which go west-east across the island. These remains of cottages at the eastern end of Quarter Wall, hence their name.

Ackland's Moor, Lundy - geograph.org.uk - 1340578

Ackland's Moor. Near the end/start of the airstrip approaching Quarterwall. Lundy ponies graze in the distance. A peaceful place with nothing but the sounds of the wind and the skylarks.

Lundy west coast - geograph.org.uk - 596235

Lundy west coast. At North End, looking towards the North Lighthouse. There is a ferocious tide rip around this end of the island, visible as the line of white waves.

Lundy's rhododendrons, east coast - geograph.org.uk - 1338951

Lundy's rhododendrons, east coast. In the process of being cleared. We saw several Sika deer using them for cover during our visit. The small white beach is Quarry Beach with the ruins of Quarry cottages high on the cliff top. This stretch of water is Inner Anchorage, viewed from MS Oldenburg.

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