The National Trust is Europe’s largest conservation charity. On Exmoor they look after landscapes that are rich in wildlife, a wild coastline, a castle home and a house full of collections.
Heddon Valley: A favourite landscape of the Romantic poets with stunning walks, nearby the valley is also secluded Woody Bay and the evocatively named Hangman Hills. At the heart of the valley sits the historic Hunter’s Inn, a good place to relax after discovering the spectacular coastal, moorland and woodland walks. Nature highlights include one of the UK’s last surviving colonies of high brown fritillary butterflies which can be seen in June and July on the bracken-clad hillsides. Look for rich diversity of fungi in autumn.
The Heddon Valley and carriageway towards Woody Bay are stunning places to explore and the National Trust want to make sure that they are as accessible to as many visitors as possible. They’ve teamed up with Countryside Mobility South West and have two accessible routes starting from the Heddon Valley, suitable for all-terrain mobility scooters and pushchairs.
There are two all-terrain mobility scooters, or ‘Trampers’, available to hire in the Heddon Valley. This is available from March until the the end of October. To book please call 01598 763402.