The South West Coast Path is perhaps the UK’s ultimate challenge for the long-distance hiker
The South West Coast Path is a 630-mile adventure around the coastline of England’s south west peninsula. It runs along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall and is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath.
The Pack O’ Cards sits at a checkpoint for two sections of the path. You can start walking from Lynmouth across the Exmoor coast – taking in Great Hangman, the highest point along the whole coast path – before arriving into Combe Martin to rest and refresh. The next section of the walk takes you from Combe Martin across to Lee, through the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The South West Coast path is joined by The Tarka Trail, a 180 mile, figure-eight route that traverses North Devon taking in some of the best scenery North Devon and Exmoor have to offer.
The coastal path makes for an exhilarating and rewarding walk but please be aware that some sections can be steep and some quite exposed. Not recommended in windy weather. Dogs are allowed on the path but some sections cut through field with livestock, so dogs must be on leads for those sections.
Following the Tarka Trail a few miles south will you take you to a section which boasts the longest, traffic free, cycling route in the UK. One section of the Tarka Trail makes use of an old railway line which starts in Braunton, then travels through Barnstaple, Instow, Bideford, Torrington and eventually ends 32 miles later at Okehampton in the south of the region.
Find out more about the Tarka Trail : https://tarkatrail.org.uk/
Find out more about the South West Coast Path: https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/
A short drive from Combe Martin will take you into Exmoor which offers an abundance of walks though valleys and dales, over hills and through woods and rivers.
Find out more about Exmoor : https://www.visit-exmoor.co.uk/