Go for a Walk

We are often able to arrange to drop off and pick up small groups of walkers by prior arrangement.

South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path is 630 miles of breathtaking coastal walking stretching from Minehead to Poole Harbour via Land’s End. The path passes approximately 20 minutes walk from here so you can make the most of this beautiful coastal trail without the need to get in the car.

Tamar Lakes
Approximately half an hour’s drive from Cheristow, Tamar Lakes are a lovely place to go for a fairly easy, level walk. There are two walking loops; one around the upper lake and one around the lower as well as a shorter river walk – or if you’re feeling energetic, why not do the whole lot! The well maintained tracks are perfect for walking with buggies and learner bike riders.
Tarka Trail
This is an excellent, varied trail taking in moorland walking, wooded valleys, coastal cliffs, estuaries and many notable viewpoints. There are several circular walks along this trail which follows the route taken by Tarka the Otter in the book of the same name.

Hartland Lighthouse
Approximately 30 minutes walk from Cheristow along lanes and across fields is Hartland Lighthouse. Although the Lighthouse itself is not open to visitors, the views from here are quite remarkable, not least the wreckage of the ship “Johanna” which ran aground here in 1982 and is now in pieces on the cliffs below. This is a great place to join the South West Coast Path if you want to walk from here to Hartland Quay. Just opened is the Point – a super café in a shed – try the cheese and ham Panini and hot chocolate – perfect snack on walk.

Hartland Village
The village of Hartland and its pubs, shops and other amenities are a 25-30 minute walk away across farmland and through ancient woodland. It’s downhill on the way but very definitely uphill on the way back so a stop off at a pub in the village to steel yourself for the walk home could prove to be a good idea.

Hartland plant walks
Local writer and botanist Clare Gurton offers guided walks and talks to visitors. You can book a guided walk with Clare who aims to promote nature therapy, enthusiasm for local wildlife and wild plants in particular.

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