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Walking in North Devon QQQQ

North Devon, England

  • Ilfracombe Harbour
  • Braunton Burrows
  • Morte Point
  • Saunton Sands Hotel (4Q)

Walking in North Devon

North Devon, England

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Explore the dramatic scenery of North Devon

North Devon is renowned for its incredible coastline, much of which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and this four-night holiday offers the chance to explore parts of the dramatic coastal path and golden sand dunes of Braunton Burrows. The locally rated 4-star Saunton Sands Hotel (4Q) is a glamorous art deco hotel overlooking the glorious Saunton Sands and Atlantic Ocean. Look forward to three included walks in the company of your Expert Host, as well as time to explore independently.

Including...

  • Expert Host
  • Saga Host
  • Included themed activities
  • Expert Host Talks
  • Hosted welcome drinks reception
  • Meet and greet with expert host
  • Free hotel Wi-Fi
  • Hotel porterage
  • Cancellation rights

Plus this hotel features:

  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities in your room

Excursions

  • Three scenic walks

Braunton Burrows dunes

Distance: 11-13km
Duration: 4 - 4.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Part of the Christie Devon Estates, Braunton Burrows is one of the largest sand dune systems in England. The 1800 acre estate has an abundance of wild flowers, plants and wildlife and the landscape is separated between dunes and slacks. From the peaks of the Great Dune and Grand Canyon to the peaceful Bee Slack and Partridge Slack you’ll discover ponds, plains of course grass and of course the sandy dunes.

Crow Point at Braunton Burrows
  • Included on 4 nights itinerary

Lee Bay to Wollacombe Sands

Distance: 11 kilometres
Duration: 4.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

From Lee Bay you’ll take the south west coastal path to Morte Point where the jagged rocks known as ‘devil’s teeth’ have been weathered by the sea and wind. These rocks, accompanied by strong currents, can be deadly and in 1852 were responsible for the sinking of five ships. Many of the rocks in this part of the coast feature veins of glistening white quartz. You may also be lucky enough to spot a seal or two, or even the occasional dolphin, from your elevated position overlooking the sea. Your final destination Woolacombe Sands should now be in view and you’ll continue along the coast path as it follows the shoreline towards the Esplanade, past Combesgate Beach and Barricane Beach. This are is particularly popular with surfers who come to ride the waves onto Woolacombe Beach.

Please note: the walking pace will allow you enjoyment of the views along the way, however, a good level of fitness is required due to uphill sections. Due to the occasionally muddy nature of the trails, Dee suggests bringing leg gaiters and walking poles. A sensible sun hat is also recommended.

Morte Point in North Devon
  • Included on 4 nights itinerary

Widmouth to Lee Bay

Distance: 13 kilometres
Duration: 4.5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

Begin your walk from Widmouth, which is positioned on the south west coastal path in an area of outstanding natural beauty. You’ll enjoy spectacular sea views as you make your way through Ilfracombe, past a series of attractive bays and beaches and up to Lee Bay, a small village set on a particularly rugged stretch of coast and backed by rolling Devonshire countryside. Parts of the path along this route are steep and therefore more challenging.

Lee Bay, Near Ilfracombe, Devon
  • Included on 4 nights itinerary

Walking in North Devon QQQQ

North Devon, England


2 passengers

Walking in North Devon

North Devon, England

2 passengers