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Wilderness Coast - Itinerary 6

Heddon’s Mouth and coasteering

Morning

Head to Heddon Valley (5.7 miles/9.2km east of Combe Martin) for a gentle stroll along the trails of this deep-cut valley. Emerge from the deep green woodland beside the river on to steep, scree-covered slopes leading to Heddon’s Mouth on this 2.1-mile (3.4km) trail. Admire the coast from the pebble beach sandwiched between imposing cliffs. From here you can carry on a coastal walk to Woody Bay or return upstream for lunch at the historic Hunters Inn.

Afternoon

Exmoor is an adventurer’s paradise, with all manner of activities available for outdoor types. One local activity to try while you’re here is coasteering. This thrilling activity involves scrambling over rocks, jumping off ledges and swimming through caves, while admiring the coastal scenery and marine wildlife. Popular coasteering spots in Exmoor include Lee Bay and Lynmouth, or further afield at Hele Bay near Ilfracombe, but activities need to be arranged in advance with local activity providers.

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