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The Torrs at Ilfracombe captured in watercolour
The Torrs at Ilfracombe captured in watercolour | © National Trust/Rob Corston

Trust10 Ilfracombe to Lee run

The Trust10 at Ilfracombe is a 10km out and back route following the South West Coast Path to Lee – part of the National Trust's trail running initiative. You'll begin at Ilfracombe Torrs, climbing the zig-zag path carved into the cliff face by the Victorians, before being treated to memorable coastal scenery unfolding before you.

Total steps: 10

Total steps: 10

Start point

National Trust Ilfracombe Torrs car park, EX34 8BD , grid ref: SS511474

Step 1

Start at the bottom of the car park and follow the path down and around to the left, past the NT Torrs walk sign.

Step 2

Continue following the zig-zag path up signed coast path.

Step 3

Upon reaching the top, pass through the gate and around to the left.

Step 4

Following signs for coast path to Lee, cross over the stile and follow the path, keeping the sea on your right.

Step 5

Pass through the gate, across the field, turning right at the dirt track, following signs for coast path to Lee.

Step 6

Upon reaching the field gate, continue on through, following the lane all the way down, turning right at the bottom, signed coast path.

Field gate on the Trust10 trail at Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Devon.jpg
The field gate on the Trust10 trail at Ilfracombe | © National Trust

Step 7

Continue following the road down and around through Lee, before heading up the other side, signed coast path/single-track road to Mortehoe.

Step 8

After passing several houses, look out for a gap in the wall on your right, signed National Trust damage cliffs/coast path to Woolacombe. Head up the steps and through the gate.

Step 9

Continue following the path signed Bull Point.

Step 10

Upon reaching the gate before the bridge with the 'Halfway' marker, turn around and retrace your steps back to the car park, initially following signs for Lee, then coast path to Ilfracombe, then coast path Torrs Walk and finally NT car park.

Coastal view on Trust10 running trail at Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Devon
Enjoy the coastal view on this running trail at Ilfracombe | © National Trust

End point

National Trust Ilfracombe Torrs car park, grid ref: SS511474

Trail map

Map of 10k Ilfracombe to Lee running route
Map of 10k Ilfracombe to Lee running route | © Crown copyright and database rights 2016 Ordnance Survey

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