This three mile section of the South West Coast Path passes some of the most breathtaking views in the county. It may be quite a claim, but if you experience north Devon’s coast on a clear, bright day you’ll never forget its dramatic scenery. Now this isn’t the easiest of walks, but if you can manage a few challenges it’s well worth the effort.
Start the walk at Hartland Quay and head north, you’ll notice the terrain starts smoothly but after the first field it’s up and down along the way! Don’t worry though, the secluded coves and sweeping cliffs that you’ll pass on your journey will have you so impressed you won’t even notice the odd climb! If you find Hartland Quay seems vaguely familiar it may be that you’ve seen it on the big screen at some point, as it’s always been a favourite with film crews.
Bear in mind the area’s smuggling past as you walk - as it’s hard to imagine the tranquil coves and bays being trodden by contraband carriers in years gone by. If you’re lucky enough to do the walk on a sunny day the sea below the cliffs will be gleaming and you’ll be able to see Lundy Island all the way along as you go. The best photo opportunity is Hartland Point at the end of the walk, so save some memory on your camera!
This walk should take between 90 minutes and two hours.