For an easier walk in Ilfracombe, the Ilfracombe to Hele Bay trail is 3 miles long, although it does include some moderate hills along the way. Start the walk at Ilfracombe harbour and pick up the South West Coast Path in the park to the left of Marine Drive car park.
Follow the path up Hillsborough Hill, where you won’t be able to resist pausing to admire the view of Ilfracombe and its harbour below! Follow the footpath down the hill to Hele Bay, where there are facilities and a refreshments kiosk. Continue from Hele Bay, following the sign posts, until you arrive at Hele Mill.