Northam Burrows - Coast Path - Appledore - Diddywell - Northam Burrows

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Ample parking at the visitor centre of a country park, with toilets, a beach across a pebble ridge and even a golf course at hand, make this a place to linger before or after your walk. Views over the Atlantic to Clovelly, Hartland Point and Lundy Island are soon replaced by those across the impressive estuary of the Rivers Torridge and Taw. Saunton, Braunton, Chivenor and Baggy Point will be visible northwards until you reach Appledore, when Instow and Barnstaple should be in view. The quaint old buildings of West Appledore are left behind for higher ground from which even more extensive views can be had. Then, after the little settlement of Diddywell, you return to your start point.

England - South West England - Devon - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Museum, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
9/6/2021 - James Brinkworth

Really enjoyable walk on a gloriously sunny day. Excellent directions. Thanks!

9/4/2014 - Bertie The Dog

We did this lovely walk on a glorious September day. Excellent safe car parking, a well planned easy to follow walk, some great views, a stop to enjoy Appledore hostelrys and little shops half way around, and lots of 'off lead ' for the dog.All most enjoyable, thank you. Rounded it all off with an afternoon on the beach, just a stones throw away from the car !! Recommend this walk.

3/30/2013 - Ian Mapp

Appledore is a fine place to end this walk, with plenty of places for refreshments and interesting windy streets and cottages. Good amount of coastal walking - although not the usual dramatic cliffs that you expect from Devon. Thanks for another great walk - my photos at

9/21/2012 - Jeanette Potter

20/09/2012. Did this walk last week. A fantastic walk around the coast, followed by the pretty streets of Appledore. The steep climb was worth it, the views are fantastic, The visitor centre is worth a visit as well and dogs are allowed on the beach at this end of the beach.

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