A Walk from Mortehoe to Woolacombe
Ordnance Survey Map Explorer 139
(a) Arrive in Mortehoe on the 31 Ilfracombe-Mortehoe bus. Maybe have a look around the
Heritage Centre. Possibly have some lunch in one of the tea rooms or in the either the Chicester Arms or the Ship Aground
pub. Walk behind the church towards the cemetry and Morte Point.
(b) From here to the end of the point is one of the better seal watching areas of North Devon. We only get the
Atlantic Grey Seal and usually only a maximum of 2-3 of Morte Point.
Lundy Island is probably the best place to see them but it's more difficult to get to.
(c) A dangerous reef connects the Morte Stone to the end of Morte Point. In the olden days, this was the site of
many wrecks. Now it is a good place to see Gannets and other sea-birds flying past.
(d) Time to make a decision: walk up the hill back to Mortehoe or carry on to Woolacombe. Your return bus ticket
will allow you get the bus back from either place. Woolacombe can be crowded in the summer but if you are very lucky you
might see some dolphins playing in the sea.
(e) Woolacombe - home of the beautiful people and their surfboards. The 'real' surfers are there all year round.
Others seem to drive around in the summer with their shades on, music blaring, with surfboards welded to the roof-racks of
Woolacombe & Mortehoe Links