GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

The Hangman Hills

5 miles (7.5 km)

A challenging circular walk visiting Little Hangman and Great Hangman Hills near Combe Martin in Devon.
The walk starts in Combe Martin and heads east to Little Hangman Hill via Lester Point. You continue by climbing the 1044 feet (318 metres) high Great Hangman Hill. It is England's highest sea cliff and the highest point on theSouth West Coast Path. At the summit you wil find a cairn and can enjoy fabulous views over the surrounding coast and countryside. The route then descends through the countryside to Knap Down, before returning to Combe Martin. Here you can wander through the pretty village, admire the beautiful Combe Martin Bay and reward yourself with refreshments at one of the excellent pubs.
In the summer months look out for pretty flowers such as primroses and violets and wildlife including warblers and various coastal birds.
If you would like to extend your walking in the area then you could head east along the coast to the lovely Heddon Valley. Here you will find riverside walking trails and the imposing cliffs of Heddon's Mouth.

The Hangman Hills Postcode

EX34 0DH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

The Hangman Hills OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

The Hangman Hills Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Wildpear Beach and Little Hangman Hill

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Combe Martin Bay

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Great Hangman Hill from Little Hangman

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Looking back to Little Hangman

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Great Hangman Cairn

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Holdstone Down and Farm

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Sherry Combe Foot Bridge

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Gateway to the Little Hangman

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Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

The Hangman Hills.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

The Hangman Hills.mmo (right click - 'Save As')