Heddon Valley - National Trust

Europe’s largest conservation charity. Around Exmoor we look after landscapes rich in wildlife, the wild coastline, a castle home and a house full of collections

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.