Heddon Valley

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

Heddon Valley

Things to see and do

Upcoming events

High Brown Fritillary Trail

Thu 29 Jun 2017
10:30-15:30
Learn more about the rare High Brown Fritillary and where to spot them in this informative trail for adults.

Beautiful butterflies

Wed 05 Jul 2017
11:00-13:00
Come and join in the search for the magnificent butterflies which thrive in the Heddon Valley on Exmoor.

Family Big Butterfly Count

Tue 25 Jul 2017
13:00-14:30
Learn more about butterfly identification on a gentle stroll with a knowledgeable expert from Butterfly Conservation.

Heddon Valley Funday

Wed 02 Aug 2017
11:00-15:00
Come and join the Rangers for some '50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4's' inspired activities in the beautiful Heddon Valley.

Family Butterfly Trail

Sat 05 Aug 2017
10:30-15:30
Enjoy a walk through the beautiful Heddon Valley down to the beach following the family butterfly trail.

Mini Coracle Race

Sat 12 Aug 2017
11:00-14:00
Will your coracle sink or swim? Try out your building skills with this fun activity suitable for all the family.
Heddon Valley

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.

Heddon Valley

Places to stay

Foreland Lighthouse holiday cottage

Where will you stay? 

With everything from a manor house to a stone bothy and many more options in between there should be somethign to suit everyone's style

Heddon Valley

Our work

 Rangers tools propped up against a wall all ready for some hard work

Our work in the Heddon Valley 

From woodland management to butterfly habitats, discover more about the role of the rangers in the Heddon Valley

High Brown Fritillary Heddon Valley

Butterfly conservation in Heddon Valley 

Heddon Valley is home to one of the UK's rarest butterflies, the High Brown Fritillary. This is one of only four sites in the country where they thrive in good numbers, thanks to careful habitat maintenance by our rangers. Learn more about our butterfly conservation work.