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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 their VWs.


Woolacombe & Mortehoe Links

My Morte Point List
  1. Fulmar
  2. Gannet
  3. Cormorant
  4. Shag
  5. Kestrel
  6. Peregrine
  7. Pheasant
  8. Oystercatcher
  9. Herring Gull
  10. Great Black-back
  11. Woodpigeon
  12. Swallow
  13. House Martin
  14. Rock Pipit
  15. Meadow Pipit
  16. Pied Wagtail
  17. Robin
  18. Wheatear
  19. Stonechat
  20. Blackbird
  21. Jackdaw
  22. Rook
  23. Carrion Crow
  24. Raven
Possibles (?) and...
Very dubious possibles (??)
  1. Peregrine?
  2. Skylark?
Other Animals
  1. Rabbit
  2. Grey Seal
  3. Dolphin
Created 19/4/04
Last Modified 22/4/05