Heddon Valley

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

Upcoming events

Heddon Valley History Trail

Sat 07 Dec 2019
10:30-16:00
Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults.

Wreath making and lunch

Wed 11 Dec 2019
10:30-15:00
Get in the festive spirit by preparing your Christmas wreath and having a 2 course lunch at the Hunter's Inn

Magical Gingerbread Town

Sat 21 Dec 2019
10:30-15:00
We welcome you to come explore North Devon’s first Gingerbread Town this Christmas in the Heddon Valley.

Heddon Valley Self-led Christmas Trail

Sat 21 Dec 2019
10:30-15:30
Keep warm and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail

Winter Warmer Guided Walk; Heddon's Mouth

Sat 21 Dec 2019
14:30-15:30
Warm up with our festive Winter Warmer Walk down to the beautiful Heddon's Mouth.
Footpath on West Exmoor

Autumn walks in North Devon 

Stretch your legs and enjoy the changing colours of North Devon this autumn

Logasaurus

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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History

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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Wildlife

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?