Running

Running trail

3-2-1 Routes, Beckland, Brownsham, 2 mile route

Running trail

This is a two mile circular route starting and finishing in the National Trust Car Park. Incorporating the South West Coast Path, wooded valley and stunning views across Bideford Bay.

View of Bideford Bay

Map

Brownsham Running Trail Map

Start:

National Trust Car Park; grid ref: SS286260

1

From the car park follow the path down to the woods, signed Beckland Woods.

Run England Marker

2

Upon reaching the gate, enter the woods and follow the Run England markers, across the bridge and to the right.

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Bluebells within Beckland Woods

3

Continue to follow the Run England markers up to Windbury Head/Hillfort and along the South West Coast Path before returning back down to the woods.

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Views from top of Windbury

4

Continue along the South West Coast Path heading up the zigzag slope.

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View of Mouthmill

5

Follow the path across the stile and back into the woods along the top path, following the markers back along to the car park.

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Wildflowers beside the woodland path

End:

National Trust Car Park; grid ref: SS286260

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3-2-1 Routes, Beckland, Brownsham, 2 mile route

Terrain

The route is very hilly and undulating with lots of steps, five pedestrian gates to go through, two stiles and two bridges to cross. The route can be slippery when wet and uneven. Six Benches are provided along the route. The route is unsuitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs as some sections are a little narrower and the route contains steps and stiles. The route is accessible to walkers, joggers to runners. Due to the number of trees along this route it is advised you only use it during day light hours and not in windy conditions. Dogs are welcome under close control.

3-2-1 Routes, Beckland, Brownsham, 2 mile route

Contact us

3-2-1 Routes, Beckland, Brownsham, 2 mile route

How to get here

Address
Brownsham National Trust Car Park
By train

Barnstaple, 22 miles (35km) from Brownsham.

By road

 From Bude: Take the A39 through Kilkhampton, turn left sign posted Hartland. Follow signs to Hartland Point and Lighthouse, then signs to Brownsham. Follow the lane down to the car park on the left.

From Bideford: Take the A39, past Horns Cross and Bucks Cross. Turn right following signs to Hartland. Follow signs to Hartland Point and Lighthouse, then signs to Brownsham. Follow the lane down to the car park on the left.

By foot

On the South West Coast Path between Hartland Point and Clovelly.

By bicycle

Directions same as by road, please be aware these are busy main roads.

3-2-1 Routes, Beckland, Brownsham, 2 mile route

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome.
  • Nearest toilets and refreshments in Hartland.
  • National Trust car park.