Heddon Valley

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

Upcoming events

High Brown Fritillary Trail

Tue 25 Jun 2019
Learn more about the rare High Brown Fritillary and where to spot them in this informative trail for adults.

Summer hedgerows wild food experience in the Heddon Valley

Tue 02 Jul 2019
Discover the wild foods of the Heddon Valley and create your own wild greens pesto or sweet hedgerow sauce with a mortar and pestle, in this specially conserved National Trust landscape.

Introduction to landscape photography: guided walk in the Heddon Valley

Sat 13 Jul 2019
Join local photographer and NT volunteer Mark Johnson for a guided walk in the Heddon Valley.

Family Butterfly Trail

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Enjoy a walk through the beautiful Heddon Valley down to the beach following the family butterfly trail.

Heddon Valley Fun Day

Wed 07 Aug 2019
A day of fun '50 Things' outdoor activities on Exmoor

Heddon Valley History Trail

Sat 07 Sep 2019
Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults.

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.

Man with fish

Fishing in the Heddon Valley 

All you need to know about fishing in the 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?