Facilities & access


  • Enjoy a variety of walks, ranging from riverside paths to clifftop scrambles
  • Go horse riding along the bridleways in Heddon Valley woods
  • Stay at West Challacombe Manor, near Combe Martin (sleeps 5)
  • Stay at West Challacombe Cottage, near Combe Martin (sleeps 4)
  • Stay at Exmoor Bunkhouse, a converted stone barn at Countisbury (sleeps 18)

Family & children

  • All-terrain pushchairs for loan at Heddon Valley shop
  • Keep dogs on leads across farmed land and moorland
  • Organise an educational visit with National Trust wardens
  • Residential group stays are available at the Exmoor Bunkhouse at Countisbury


  • Additional free parking at Trentishoe Down (west), Trentishoe Down (east) and Holdstone Down (not National Trust)
  • Pay and display parking at Combe Martin - National Park Info Centre (not National Trust)
  • Designated parking spaces at Heddon Valley car park
  • Drop-off point outside Heddon Valley shop and information centre
  • Mobility toilet located next to Heddon Valley shop and visitor centre
  • The walk down to Heddon's Mouth consists of moderately level gravel and is maintained for trampers and pushchairs
  • All-terrain mobility tramper that you can hire out from the Heddon Valley. With two routes to choose from you can get out to Heddon's Mouth, or out on the carriageway to Woody Bay. This tramper is part of the Countryside Mobility Scheme, full driver training can be provided. Call 01598 763556 for more information