Bideford Bay and Hartland

Part of the beach at Bideford Bay looking west towards Hartland Point, Devon
Bideford Bay National Trust Images / Joe Cornish

Miles of unspoilt coastline that inspired Rudyard Kipling

Bideford Bay and Hartland

Things to see and do

Torridge Estaury, North Devon
Torridge Estaury, North Devon Justin Seedhouse

Enjoy stunning riverside views  

An interesting and varied walk across farmland, through woodland and along side the River Torridge, with beautiful views across the river and inland to the port of Bideford.

Oil painting on canvas of Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling National Trust Images / John Hammond

Follow in the footsteps of a literary legend 

Take this National Trust walking trail and discover the inspiration behind a Kipling classic.

Pebbles on the beach
Pebbles wet from the sea on the beach National Trust Images / John Millar

Discover this stretch of the north Devon coast on foot 

Explore the countryside around Bideford Bay and Hartland, whatever your walking level there's bound to be a route to suit.

Bideford Bay and Hartland

What's on 

Bideford Bay and Hartland

Our work

Chainsaw in action
Ranger using a chainsaw to fell trees as part of woodland management National Trust Images / James Dobson

Find out how we maintain and preserve this site  

Discover how we keep 40 miles of footpaths in pristine condition for you to enjoy on your visit.