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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Combe Martin to Lynmouth Walk Summary

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Strenuous walk from Combe Martin to Lynmouth passing over the highest point on the SWCP

A strenuous walk between Combe Martin and Lynmouth passing over Great Hangman which at 319m is the highest point on the SWCP. This specific route provides an alternative to the official SWCP path out of the Heddon Valley which does reduce the distance slightly. This does give an advantage if one needs to return to the start using public transport as there is only a limited bus survice back to Combe Martin which involves having to travel via Barnstaple.


This is a walk summary intended to provide the user with just the essential information in order to navigate the walk route. Fully detailed information notes, refreshment stops and walk features are not included in this. A full write up will be included in the near future.

Combe Martin to Lynmouth Walk - Essential Information

Walk Statistics:

Start point
Combe Martin View in OS Map | View in Google Map
End Point
Lynmouth View in OS Map | View in Google Map
Total Walk distance
4 miles
Walk difficulty
Footpaths with some steep ascents and descents. There is a section along country lanes after Heddons Mouth
This walk diverts from the official SWCP from Heddons Mouth, rejoining the trail at Woody Bay. This provides a less demanding option fot those who require to catch the bus back to the start.


The following maps and services can assist in navigating this route. The links include published hard copy as well as online plots and downloadable GPX route data for importing into navigational software and apps.

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
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Online Ordnance Survey Route
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Online OpenStreetMap Route
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Online Google Route
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ViewRanger App Route
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GPX data for route (download)

Details of Accommodation used when performing this walk


Hele Valley Holiday Park Camp site View in OS Map | View in Google Map
Situated close to Ilfracombe, this family owned holiday park is set in the picturesque valley at Hele Bay. It offers a peaceful, clean and well maintained park with static caravans and lodges, camping pitches and camping pods. This site has been awarded Silver Awards from the Devon Tourism Awards, a David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation and a Trip Advisor Excellence Certificate.


Details of public transport that is required for the walk

Filers Travel - Bus Service
Service Number
301 - Filers Travel 301 service linking Combe Martin and Barnstaple via Ilfracombe. Note that the timetable can only be found on the Traveline website. All Devon bus timetable can be found in an online e-book at
Filers Travel - Bus Service
Service Number
309/310 - Filers Travel 309/310 service linking Lynmouth and Barnstaple. Note that the timetable can only be found on the Traveline website. All Devon bus timetable can be found in an online e-book at

Walk Data

Date of Walk
Walk Time
07:30 to 14:30
Griffmonster, Kat
Weather Conditions
Bright warm sunny day


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