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Heddon's Mouth

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Heddon’s Mouth

This week’s Wednesday Walk is an easier route through Heddon’s Mouth. At 2 miles in length this walk will take you through a variety of different terrain such as woodlands, paths and a beach. You’ll even be able to stop a dog-friendly pub at the end!

To begin, head to the Hunter’s Inn near Killington in North Devon. Once you’ve parked, head up the path to the right side of the pub. After a short distance it will fork – take the left path which goes back downhill.

You’ll pass through some lovely scenery on this section of the route – be sure to take it all in as you walk along!

As you continue down you will pass two bridges on your left – ignore these and keep heading alongside the river towards the sea. Eventually you will reach the beach. Take some time to explore the Exmoor coastline here if desired, as it’s a site with loads of interesting history such as being a common place used by smugglers.

When you’re ready to leave cross over the beach and head up the path leading upstream. Continue alongside the river, again ignoring the first bridge you see on your left. You’ll also need to ignore the next path on the right hand side, which would lead you to Heddon’s Mouth Cleave.

Keep following the curve of the river and you will eventually reach a road – turn left and you will be guided back to the pub at the start of the road. Celebrate your successful walk with a well-earned drink or meal.

Read more Wednesday Walks HERE.

Chris Green

About the Author: Chris Green manages the office at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs, using his technical expertise to assist wherever needed. In his spare time he likes playing guitar and bass, and hiking around Dartmoor.

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