Bideford Bay and Hartland

Miles of unspoilt coastline that inspired Rudyard Kipling

Bideford Bay and Hartland

Things to see and do 

Ways to explore the area

Path to Windbury Hillfort near Brownsham

A scenic circular walk from Brownsham 

A hilly circular route, this walk rewards with scenic woodland and far reaching sea views

Places to explore in Hartland

Bideford Bay and Hartland

What's on 

Upcoming events

Brownsham Family Nature Trail

Mon 26 Aug 2019
09:00-16:00
Follow this gentle nature trail through the beautiful Beckland Woods in search of the hidden clues. Can you find them all?

Artist in residence, Bucks Mills cabin

Sat 14 Sep 2019
10:00-15:00
Each year, we invite artists to use Bucks Mills cabin for a period of time to take advantage of the wonderful light and beautiful scenery.

Brownsham Christmas Cracker Trail

Wed 25 Dec 2019
09:00-18:00
It's a cracker! find the terrible cracker jokes in Brownsham woodlands on this self led trail.
A family enjoying the rain

Rainy day fun in North Devon 

There's so much to explore in North Devon, rain or shine. We've got some great family activities that you can enjoy even when the skies are cloudy.

Bideford Bay and Hartland

Our work

Bideford Bay & Hartland rangers and volunteers repairing a bridge at Brownsham

Find out how we maintain and preserve this site  

Find out how the team conserve to maintain this special and historical place, from 40 miles of coastal paths to historic forts - all of which we couldn’t do without your support.

Volunteer day clearing undergrowth from the piggery at Brownsham

Bideford Bay and Hartland volunteer work programmes 2019 

We're always looking for volunteers to help us with the work we do around Bideford Bay and Hartland. If you'd like to try something new, get outdoors, learn new skills and lend a hand to a great cause, then volunteering could be for you.

A marsh fritillary butterfly close up

Endangered Marsh Fritillary butterfly returns to Brownsham 

One of the UK’s most threatened butterflies, the Marsh Fritillary, has recently been found at Brownsham, near Hartland - for the first time since 1974

Bucks Mills Cabin watercolour (c) John Piper

John Piper, Bucks Mills Cabin 

Watercolourist John Piper is our August 2019 Artist In Residence at Bucks Mills Cabin, Hartland.

Bideford Bay and Hartland

Places to stay

Camping in North Devon

Bideford Bay and Hartland

Get involved

Volunteer and ranger tree work North Devon

Volunteer with us in North Devon 

We're always looking for volunteers to help us with the work we do in North Devon. If you'd like to try something new, get outdoors, learn new skills and lend a hand to a great cause, then volunteering could be for you.