Ponies walking from beach at sunset

Mini Mountain walk

For thousands of years walkers have ascended Potter’s Hill in North Devon. Revel in the breathtaking vistas from the summit of this mini mountain. During your trek, keep an eye out for various bird species, including the blackbird, linnet, stonechat, and meadow pipit. Additionally, you’ll encounter a plethora of insects, such as the bloody-nosed beetle, a large black beetle, and the vibrant green hairstreak butterfly.

Time: 30-40 minutes

Distance: 1 mile

Route: Moderate

Sunset sea view from local landmark Mini Mountain in Woolacombe

The Route

Start: Marine Drive car park, grid ref SS458433 At the start of Marine Drive walk up the grassy bank and through the field gate.

Follow the footpath uphill signed Public Footpath. Along the footpath keep your eyes peeled for the birds & insects of Potter’s Hill.

Continue up the hill as the path goes around Potters Hill, bear left at the first waymark you see. At the second waymark go left and follow the grass path to the top of Potter’s Hill.

When you reach the summit of Potter’s Hill you can see the 3 mile long golden sand beach and on a nice clear day have a spectacular view of Lundy Island.

To return to Marine Drive car park following the same route back down the hill.