Winter walk at Kipscombe

Walking trail

High up on the moors with magnificent views over the Bristol Channel to Wales, even in winter there is plenty of wildlife which you'll come across on your walk, from peregrine falcons, snipes and the Exmoor ponies in their thick winter coats

Snowy track at Kipscombe

Map

Kipscombe Winter Walk Map

Start:

Barna Barrow Car Park

1

Park in Barna barrow car park just off the A39 head north onto the heath

2

Carry on north down toward the fields down over: You are walking through some of the best heathland habitat in the country; look out for our Exmoor ponies in their winter coats. You may also flush up a snipe or two here

3

Follow the field boundary around down to Great red. As you pass our fields keep an eye out for flocks of starlings and goldfinches and our other winter visitors such as fieldfare

4

Go on down into the dip then carry on straight up over onto the point path; don’t take the path to the left signed with a danger cliff edge and scree sign. Here is another favourite hangout for the Exmoor ponies, and also the top of Great red a geological exposure.

5

You're on the end of foreland point after a rest enjoying views over to Lynmouth, turn around and head back to point 4

6

Take the right hand path here around to Countisbury church

7

Go through Countisbury church yard then down the a39 and the pub. There is a bench here with a view out over Lynton and Lynmouth, why not take a breather before heading onto the pub

8

Come back up through the church and head right along the field boundary back to Barna barrow car park.

End:

Barna Barrow Car Park

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Winter walk at Kipscombe

How to get here

Address
Barna Barrow Car Park, Nr Countisbury, Lynmouth, EX35 6NE
By road

Barna barrow car park is located a short distance (100m) above Countisbury, driving from Countisbury take the first left after the cattle grid

Winter walk at Kipscombe

Facilities and access

  • Car park,
  • Pub (not National Trust)