GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Foreland Point

5 miles (8 km)

This walk visits Foreland Point Lighthouse before exploring Countisbury Common on the Exmoor coast.
It's an exhilirating walk with wonderful coastal scenery, pretty heather, woodland trails and challenging climbs.
The walk starts from the Barna Barrow car park just off the A39 to the east of the village of Countisbury. You then head west to Butter Hill which stands at a height of 302 metres (990ft). The route then descends along the South West Coast Path and other public footpaths to Foreland Lighthouse at the most northerly point along the Devon andExmoorcoast. From here there are great views across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast. The route then heads east along the coast path towards Desolation Point, passing through Chubhill Wood on the way. The route then turns west, passing Kipscombe Hill and Countisbury Common before returning to the car park.
To extend your walk you can head south and visit the lovely Watersmeet. Here you will find 2000 acres of river gorge and woodland with miles of walking trails to try.
Just to the east you can explore the beautiful Doone Valley. Here you can try our lovely Lorna Doone Walk which visits some of the sites connected to Richard Dodderidge Blackmore's 1869 novel 'Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor'.


EX35 6NE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Foreland Point OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Foreland Point Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Foreland Point Lighthouse - - 2532829

Foreland Point Lighthouse

View of Foreland Point - - 559505

View of Foreland Point. From the North Cliff Hotel there is a great view to the mouth of the river and bay.

Coast path to Foreland Point - - 1306881

Coast path to Foreland Point. The view from the South West Coast Path above Sillery Sands. The seat is actually on a lower path which diverges near here and drops to the sands; the coast path continues to climb on the right of the camera. Much of the view shown is inSX7449andSX7450(which includes the three further headlands, Lower and Upper Blackhead, and the headland at Coddow Slip).

Countisbury, Exmoor mare and foal - - 176711

Countisbury, Exmoor mare and foal. By Great Red on the public footpath leading to the Foreland and Caddow Combe. Looking north east

The Coast Path around Butter Hill - - 2131973

The Coast Path around Butter Hill

Looking across Coddow Combe - - 2131927

Looking across Coddow Combe

Coast above Countisbury Cove - - 1470917

Coast above Countisbury Cove

Countisbury, Kipscombe Farm - - 67298

Countisbury, Kipscombe Farm. At the head of Kipscombe, the farm is sheltered from the prevailing winds


GPS Files

GPX File

Foreland Point.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Foreland Point.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)