Mortehoe, a charming village on the rugged North Devon coast, offers captivating walks that weave through dramatic landscapes and coastal beauty. Here are some delightful trails to explore:
Morte Point & Bull Point walk
Previously infamous for smugglers and shipwrecks, this coastal stretch has transformed into an idyllic escape from bustling crowds. The rugged cliffs, rocky headlands, and sandy bays create a dramatic backdrop. As you walk from Morte Point to Bull Point, keep an eye out for playful seals. The coastal heathland and maritime grasslands provide ideal habitats for birds and other wildlife. Don’t miss the hidden coves of Rockham Bay and Bennett’s Mouth—they’re well worth exploring.
Time: 2.5 – 3 hours
Distance: 6 miles
Kinever Valley to Bennett’s Mouth
Commencing from the charming village of Mortehoe, follow the winding road as it leads you into the serene countryside. This delightful walk takes you down a hidden wooded valley, where in winter, delicate snowdrops blanket the ground. As you continue, the path reveals a secret cove by the sea, a tranquil spot where the waves gently kiss the shore.
Time: 2 hours
Distance: 3 mile
Morte Point Walk: Seals & Smugglers
Venturing out onto Morte Point, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas that stretch toward Woolacombe Beach and Baggy Point. Keep your eyes peeled for Atlantic grey seals, often frolicking near the shoreline.