A short walk around Welcombe Mouth

Walking trail

This is a simple one mile circular route starting and finishing in the National Trust car park. Incorporating stunning Atlantic views and inland valleys.

View looking over Welcombe Mouth beach

Map

Map route for 1 mile running route

Start:

National Trust Car Park; grid ref: SS212179

1

From the National Trust car park head for the stream, over the stepping stones and turn right at the waymarker to walk up the valley.

If the river is in flood you can follow the footpath up the river on this side.

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2

Upon reaching the bridge turn right onto the road.

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3

Follow the road to the cross roads and head back down the lane towards the car park.

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View from footpath towards Welcombe Mouth

4

After passing the National Trust sign look out for a small gate on the right, follow this path back to the car park.

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End:

National Trust Car Park; grid ref: SS212179

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A short walk around Welcombe Mouth

Terrain

The route is relatively flat with gentle slopes. There are stepping stones across the stream and steps around the route, with one stile and one bridge to cross and one pedestrian gate to go through. The route can be slippery when wet. The route is unsuitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs as some sections are a little narrow and the route contains stepping stones, steps and stiles. The route is accessible to walkers, joggers and runners. Dogs are welcome under close control.

 

A short walk around Welcombe Mouth

Contact us

Telephone: 01237 441976

Email: northdevon@nationaltrust.org.uk

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bidefordbay

 

A short walk around Welcombe Mouth

How to get here

Address
Welcombe Mouth National Trust car park
By train

Barnstaple, 26 miles (42km) from Welcombe

By road

From Bude: Take the A39 through Kilkhampton, turn left sign posted Welcombe. Follow signs to Welcombe Mouth, continue along rough track to the car park.

From Bideford: Take the A39, continue past the Hartland turning and turn right sign posted Welcombe. Follow signs to Welcombe Mouth, continue along rough track to the car park.

 

By foot

On the South West Coast Path between Hartland Quay and Morwenstow.

By bicycle

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

A short walk around Welcombe Mouth

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome
  • Nearest toilets and refreshments in Welcombe and Kilkhampton
  • National Trust car park