Mortehoe - Bull Point and Morte Point: Coast and Country

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Our walk begins in the small village of Mortehoe, with its varied selection of local craft shops. We follow a footpath parallel to the road out of the village before crossing the road further along onto another public footpath, which takes us to a small private road down to Bull Point Lighthouse.

Now we join a section of stunning clifftop coast path and climb to the wild and open area of Morte Point, with the breathtaking views alone making it worth a visit. Lundy Island can be seen a few miles offshore on clear days. Our walk then continues along the rugged coast path again, around the point and crossing grassy fields overlooking Woolacombe Bay before a short section of road returns us to our start point.

If the coast path becomes too strenuous for any of the party, or if the weather turns very bad, there are several alternative paths leading inland back to Mortehoe.

Mortehoe is only about 1.5km from the popular holiday village of Woolacombe, where there is alternative, free, parking along the headland about 600m from Waymark 14 (take the coast path just past the hotel).

Note: there are many walks in this scenic area and several holiday camps are in easy reach of the walks we have done here. Check the newspapers around springtime and you will find many bargain breaks. We stayed at the Twitchen site over five days in 2007 for the grand sum of £58 (£10 per person, minimum four people, plus £18 services) courtesy of the Herald Express and Western Morning News. These are West Country papers, but some nationals also do bargain breaks.

England - South West England - Devon - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife

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Distance away
15.6 Miles