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National Trust Potters Hill to Woolacombe walk, Devon

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Scale North Devon’s mini-mountain then walk along miles of golden sands at Woolacombe, one of Britain’s best beaches.

Starting from the quaint village of Woolacombe, this National Trust walk sets off around the ancient mound of Potters Hill. If you have the energy take a short detour and climb to the top of this gentle giant; for centuries walkers have enjoyed incredible views from the summit.

Then continue onto the green slope of Woolacombe Down, enjoying views of the beautiful coastline in all directions. You return to Woolacombe along the South West Coast Path, passing through sand dunes that are riot of colour and wildlife at all times of the year.

Working in partnership with the National Trust, the Woolacombe and Morthoe Tourist Information Centre on Woolacombe’s Esplanade is packed with local info, treats and gifts.

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People with walking difficulties can hire a tramper to get out onto the dunes – ask the friendly staff at the Information Centre for details, or call 01271 870553 or email

Carpark: Marine Drive car park or Central car park, Woolacombe (not National Trust).

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Barnstable, Bristol

Local Information

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".