Heddon Valley

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

More about this place

Upcoming events

Autumn Deer Walk on West Exmoor

Wed 18 Oct 2017
06:00-08:30
Join Ranger Marcus for this special guided walk in search of the beautiful red deer that live on Exmoor.
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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

Foreland Lighthouse holiday cottage

Where will you stay? 

From a 15th Century Manor House at West Challacombe, to cosy Coastguard Cottages near the beach at Peppercombe, to a Lighthouse perched on the cliffs near Lynmouth, we have something to suit everyone.

Looking pout to sea form the Bothy garden

North Devon Bothies 

Fancy camping but not a tent fan? We have basic bothies in stunning locations at Peppercombe, Foreland and Heddon Valley.

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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.

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History

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.