Where To Visit: Heddon Valley

Heddon Valley

Heddon Valley is located in the western part of Exmoor and is another place we recommend for a visit. You may not actually know it, but this part of Exmoor was made famous by popular poets.

Aswell as having a romantic edge about it, the place is popular with walkers. A route through this area encompasses a variety of terrain and can start or end with the beautiful beach at Heddon.

The beauty doesn’t stop here either. To the west of Heddon Valley, high sea cliffs give some great views over Combe Martin, while to the East, views of the Bristol Channel can be seen.

The river running through the valley adds to the excellence of the land and this is broken up by stepping stones and bridges which are located along the route. This coupled with vast areas of abundant flowers makes it a truly attractive site and it is easy to see why people would come to visit.

What can you do while visiting here

There is plenty to keep you entertained and occupied.

At the National Trust site itself, there is a shop which sells gifts and merchandise along with an information centre providing anything useful you may need. The site also has toilets and car park facilities.

* As mentioned above, one of the big pull factors to the area is the landscape which surrounds it and the walks which can be undertaken. A lot of the walks are ‘gentle’ in demand, which is good as near everyone can make the most of this.

* Look out for butterflies.

One walk offers you the chance to see a rare butterfly called the High Brown fritillary butterfly. Remember to take your camera, as you will want to capture it if you are lucky enough to spot it.

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Above: One example of the beautiful butterflies which live in the area.

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Sample some of the local produce

There is nothing more satisfying and tasty than having local products when you are away in a different area. There is certainly plenty to try! Ranging from locally made ice cream to preserved jams and curds.

Historical importance

This site and area does have a lot past importance associated with it. The area was once famous for its lime kiln. 

Located eastwards of Heddon’s Mouth was an Old Roman Fortlet. 

You may also find evidence of the local railway which ran through the area.

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Above: A typical landscape in this area.

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