The Heddon Valley is a deep, lush wooded river valley or ‘combe’ running down to the sea.

It can be reached by road from the Hunter´s Inn, signposted off the A39.

The road towards the National Trust Car Park is part of the adventure because at times this byway gets really narrow but the scenery along the way is utterly stunning!

We just love this part of Exmoor National Park. The landscape of north Devon is mesmerizing and the remoteness of Heddon Valley just ads to the Exmoor experience.

Once you have parked the car, it is time to stretch your legs!

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You can follow the River Heddon a short way upstream through the wooded valley down to the sea at Heddon’s Mouth beach. It is a nice easy walk for all the family.

But if you would like to emerge yourself in the South West Coast Path experience, head east and follow the path leading towards the coast.

At this point you can walk one of the finest stretches of the South West Coast Path. This path traces some of Devon’s most majestic and unspoilt coastline, crossing over the River Heddon.

There are many great walks around Heddon Valley, and you can spend days on end exploring the north Devon coast.

Enjoy towering sea cliffs and spectacular moorland scenery with wonderful views over Combe Martin and the Bristol Channel.

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