We might still be under lockdown restrictions at the moment, but as the weather gets better and restrictions start easing, we’ll all be looking for somewhere to escape for some fresh air. If that’s the case for you, take a look at these five great walking routes around North Devon and be sure to add them to your itinerary for later in the year!

As we are currently under a national lockdown, travel isn’t permitted, so please do not venture along these routes just yet, they will still be here waiting for you when it is safe to travel. For the latest updates, please check gov.uk/coronavirus.

As you can imagine, it was hard for us to narrow this down to just ten routes! If your favourite isn’t on our list, feel free to get in touch on social media to let others know about it!

Kipling Tors Walk

Named after the author Rudyard Kipling (not the cake maker) this route takes you over the Tors and offers some amazing views across Westward Ho! and Bideford Bay. The Tors got their name because the author of the Jungle Book went to college in Westward Ho! and he and his friends used to smoke and read together there. 

Morte Point

This is a great walk for those that love nature. It takes you through an area of heathland covered in wildflowers and home to a whole host of different wildlife, including moths and butterflies. You can even catch sight of dolphins in the waves below you.

Braunton Burrows

This is one of the most geologically fascinating places in North Devon, the burrows have one of the UK’s largest sand dune system and a wide variety of wildlife. It is a National Nature Reserve and is in the middle of the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. Start your walk at Velator and head inland around the marshes for the best way to explore the area.

Heddon’s Mouth

Another easy, circular walk is the route around Heddon’s Mouth. This route takes you through some ancient woodland alongside the River Heddon towards the sea and features some of England’s highest cliffs, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the Heddon Valley and a restored 19th century lime kiln which is on the beach

Baggy Point

Baggy Point is a great place for those that want a short walk without sacrificing spectacular views. There are several routes that can be accessed from here, all of which give amazing views across Bideford Bay and across the Hartland. You can easily access Baggy Point from Croyde Bay. One of the more popular walks is a circular route via Bloodhills Cliff, this route takes you along both sides of Baggy Point and goes through a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Have you ever ventured along one of these routes? Let us know!
If you miss North Devon, make sure you’re following us on Instagram for amazing photos from all your favourite spots around North Devon! Please don’t travel to North Devon until after lockdown restrictions have been lifted, you can find out the latest government guidance online here: gov.uk/coronavirus.