I've began compiling a small collection of walks in this area that we have enjoyed as a family. These are not in any particular order.
1. The Mortehoe loop including Rockham beach.
Approx 5.6km | Dog friendly | Pushchair unfriendly |
We decided on this little adventure as we were looking for something to fill half a day. We did this walk in mid May, clear skies but there was a strong breeze around the headland.
To get to the start of this walk drive into Woolacombe and then take the coast road to Mortehoe ( approx 3 miles). Drive through the village and eventually find the public carpark on your right. This is pay and display.
Follow the lane opposite the entrance of carpark, 5 minutes along the lane, you'll find a signpost for Rockham beach on your left. Follow the footpath to Rockham beach (approx 10 minute walk)
The steps down to the beach are fairly steep, but there are hand rails all the way down which I needed two hands firmly on, as I'm not a great lover of heights!
The beach is fab for exploring with lots of rock pools and it looked safe for paddling and swimming too. We'll definitely come back again in the Summer.
After some fun exploring, we headed back up the steps and turned right and followed the coast path towards Morte Point. This is a beautiful stretch of rugged coastal path, stunning views and pretty patches of bluebells, wild garlic and thrift. Do make sure you hold on to the little ones as the path winds past a few sheer drops along the way.
It was along here that we had the absolute pleasure of watching seals playing in the sea ( this is where I kicked myself for not bringing along my zoom lens!)
We continued to follow the coastal path along to Morte Point, rounded the headland and followed the coast path back to the main road (when you see the main road, take the left path.
The road takes you back into Mortehoe village and the end of this adventure.
This took us a little over 3 hours, which included lots of playing, exploring, snacks and drink breaks (if you're like me, a lot of snack breaks!)
Please note, that if your little one's are getting tired there are lots of opportunities to shortcut back to your car.