Walks

Exmoor’s most magical valley, butterfly walk

Take a walk through a deep woodland coastal combe on the look-out for one of the UK’s rarest jewels of a butterfly: the high brown fritillary. You’ll really test your butterfly identification skills as there are two similarly patterned fritillaries. Whether you see all three or not, you’ll enjoy superb scenery in one of the most beautiful valleys in Exmoor.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/heddon-valley/trails/exmoors-most-magical-valley-butterfly-walk

Heddon Valley to Woody Bay Walk

A varied walk that follows an historic 19th century carriageway and a section of the South West Coast Path along some of the highest and most dramatic cliffs in England. The views along the coast and across to Wales are breathtaking. Along the way you will pass a Roman Fortlet and walk through ancient sessile oak woodlands. In the spring and summer the cliffs are alive with a variety of sea birds.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/heddon-valley/trails/heddon-valley-to-woody-bay-walk

Gentle walk to Heddon’s Mouth

A gentle stroll through ancient woodland alongside the River Heddon, to where it meets the sea between some of England’s highest cliffs. Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the Heddon Valley is home to a variety of wildlife including otters and the rare high brown fritillary butterfly. You’ll also find a restored 19th-century lime kiln on the beach.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/heddon-valley/trails/gentle-walk-to-heddons-mouth