Heddon Valley

Towering cliffs, coves and a wooded valley within Exmoor National Park

Upcoming events

Wildflower Trail

Sat 27 Apr 2019
Test your wildflower knowledge with this beautiful woodland trail for adults. We also have a fun wood-rubbing sheet as an optional extra if your little explorers want to join in too.

National Walking Month: Heddon Valley photography walk

Sun 05 May 2019
Have you always wanted to capture the beauty of Exmoor in that perfect photo? In honour of National Walking Month, local photographer and NT volunteer Mark Johnson will be running a guided photography walk in the Heddon Valley.

Nordic Walk Taster Sessions in the Heddon Valley

Wed 08 May 2019
In conjunction with National Walking Month in May, Heddon Valley has organised various walking events to get everyone outdoors. Two of our feature walks are Nordic Walking Taster Session with Jane Cumming (North Devon Nordic Walking).

Wild food experience at the Hunter's Inn

Sat 11 May 2019
Join us on this unique wild foods experience with Moor Wild Experiences and The Hunter’s Inn in the spectacular Heddon Valley, Exmoor.

Family Butterfly Trail

Sat 25 May 2019
Enjoy a walk through the beautiful Heddon Valley down to the beach following the family butterfly trail.

Otter spotting and bat detecting walk

Sat 08 Jun 2019
Join Ranger Marcus and Engagement Officer Liz for a special two hour nightlife experience to explore the wildlife hiding in the Heddon Valley, using special detecting equipment.

Hunter's Inn wild play area 

Discover magical carved creatures and sleeping trees to climb in our wild play area in the large garden behind the Hunter's Inn.

Outside of the Orchard Workshop at Heddon Valley

Orchard Workshop 

A versatile new workshop space is now available to hire in the beautiful Heddon Valley.

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Eating and shopping

Heddon Valley ice cream shop people

Visit our well-stocked shop 

Enjoy a taste of local Devon produce on a visit to the Heddon Valley.

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Places to stay

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Our work

The exterior of Hunter's Inn, Heddon Valley, Devon

Accessibility Award for the Hunter's Inn 

At the Hunter's Inn, we pride ourselves on our accessibility, and managed to beat 100 properties across the UK to win the Accessibility Award at the 2018 BeFactor Awards.

Sun light dapples through the trees

Public notices for West Exmoor 

Following The Charity Commission’s Direction the National Trust (in common with all charities) must give public notice of disposals of leases and easements of inalienable land held for charitable purposes for a term of more than 35 years.

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Hunter's Inn rear view on a misty morning

Hunter's Inn, set in the heart of the Heddon Valley 

Find out about the history of this traditional inn and why the National Trust bought it to help protect and preserve the beautiful landscape of the Heddon Valley.

Woody Bay sea view

Woody Bay's Victorian heritage 

A thrilling history of fraud, deception and embezzlement in Victorian Martinhoe.

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Get involved

Heddon Valley volunteer rangers wildlife monitoring

Volunteer in West Exmoor 

Love West Exmoor? We're looking for volunteers to help us look after this special place for ever, for everyone.

Academy ranger Finley Binns

Academy ranger profile: Finley Binns 

Volunteer Bob Walters interviews North Devon's new Academy Ranger, Finley Binns and looks at the journey from childhood nature enthusiast to his new role

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High Brown Fritillary in the sun on a plant

High Brown Fritillary made a bumper early appearance 

The UK’s most endangered butterfly, the High Brown Fritillary, made a bumper early appearance at a remote British habitat in North Devon, despite serious worries about their population.

Sessile oak woodland

Woodland and unusual trees of North Devon 

From ancient chestnuts to the No Parking Whitebeam, North Devon is home to plenty of special trees within its varied woodland habitats. Why not come for a woodland walk and see them up close?