GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Woody Bay

2 miles (3 km)

Explore this peaceful wooded cove and enjoy waterfalls, woodland trails and splendid views of the Bristol Channel. Woody Bay is located on the coast of the Exmoor National Park. The Hanging Water stream runs through the woodland with lovely waterfalls and interesting flora and fauna to enjoy.
This walk starts at the car park on Sir Robert's Path and takes you through the woodland to the pretty little bay with its secluded pebble beach.
If you would like to extend your walking in the area then you could head west along the coast to the lovely Heddon Valley. Here you will find riverside walking trails and the imposing cliffs of Heddon's Mouth. You could also start the walk from here as shown in the video below.
If you head east then you will come to the spectacular Valley of the Rocks where there are a number of interesting geological features to see.

Postcode

EX31 4QX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Woody Bay OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Woody Bay Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

North Devon coast at Woody Bay - geograph.org.uk - 474004

North Devon coast at Woody Bay. In the foreground Martinhoe Manor sits in a clearing in the woods. In the background are The Valley of the Rocks and Foreland Point.

Remains of old pier at Woody Bay - geograph.org.uk - 490898

Remains of old pier at Woody Bay. Built in 1895 by the owner of Martinhoe Manor, Col. Benjamin Lake, it only survived until damaged by heavy storms in 1900 and was demolished in 1902.

South West Coast Path near Martinhole - geograph.org.uk - 1601641

South West Coast Path near Martinhoe

Woody Bay (22244345380)

Waterfall near the bay.

Woody Bay cottages, approach path and lime kilns - geograph.org.uk - 490901

Woody Bay cottages, approach path and lime kilns.A "road" descends as far as the cottages but then it's a steep path to the beach.

Woodland above Woody Bay - geograph.org.uk - 474007

Woodland above Woody Bay. With excellent views east along the coast.

South West Coast Path above Woody Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1601663

South West Coast Path above Woody Bay

Woodrush on field boundary near Woody Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1286151

Woodrush on field boundary near Woody Bay. There must be a wall under there somewhere. This straight boundary, covered with a species of woodrush (Luzula sp) drops away at a narrow angle from the coast path; West Woodybay Wood is on the other side of it.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Woody Bay.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Woody Bay.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)