Heddon Valley

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

Upcoming events

Create your own willow bird feeder at the Hunter's Inn

Wed 20 Feb 2019
10:00-15:00
'Help a wild animal' is one of the 50 Things to do before you're 11 and 3/4 - so why not join a National Trust volunteer to create your own willow craft animal or bird feeder?

Heddon Valley family nature trail

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:30-15:00
Follow Ranger Dan's spring nature trail through the beautiful Heddon Valley to discover more about its wonderful wildlife and nature

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Heddon Valley

Fri 19 Apr 2019
10:30-15:00
Follow Ranger Dan's Easter trail through the beautiful Heddon Valley to discover more about its wonderful wildlife and nature and claim your Cadbury's chocolate prize

Family Butterfly Trail

Sat 25 May 2019
10:30-15:30
Enjoy a walk through the beautiful Heddon Valley down to the beach following the family butterfly trail.

High Brown Fritillary Trail

Mon 10 Jun 2019
10:30-15:30
Learn more about the rare High Brown Fritillary and where to spot them in this informative trail for adults.

Butterfly and nature stroll

Mon 17 Jun 2019
13:00-15:00
A chance to see the butterflies of Heddon Valley and other nature that lives in the valley, guided by a knowledgeable expert.
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

Camping in North Devon

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Our work

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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

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?