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Visitor on the rocks at Morte Point, North Devon
A view of the craggy rocks of Morte Point | © National Trust/John Millar

Octavia Hill walk at Morte Point

This short walk around Morte Point gives you a chance to take in the dramatic geology and sweeping coastal views that Morte Point has to offer, in commemoration of Octavia Hill: one of the three founding members of the National Trust.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Mortehoe village car park, grid ref: SS458453 (EX34 7DT)

Step 1

From the car park, turn left past the village shop. Take the lane on the right – between the church and The Ship Aground pub – signposted 'Coast Path'. Continue onto the National Trust path to Morte Point, keeping to the right of the cemetery and entering through the official gates onto Morte Point.

Step 2

Continue straight on, taking the broad grass track downhill. Turn left after 220yd (200m) to join a footpath that links to the coast path. The path will take you around Morte Point.

Step 3

When you reach the finger post follow the direction which says 'Mortehoe ¬Ω mile.'

Step 4

Continue up a gentle slope, keeping the old derelict wall on the left until you reach the point where you entered Morte Point.

Step 5

Take a minute to enjoy the views on the centenary bench before retracing your steps back to the Mortehoe village car park.

End point

Mortehoe village car park, grid ref SS 458453 (EX34 7DT)

Trail map

Map of Octavia Hill walk at Morte Point
Map of Octavia Hill walk at Morte Point | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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