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Walking Holidays in North Devon

With its gently rolling countryside and awe-inspiring coast, North Devon is a magical place for a walking holiday. Our luxury seafront apartments are located on a particularly dramatic stretch of coast, where the Southwest Coast Path meanders over towering clifftops, past secluded rocky coves and sweeping sandy beaches. As you follow this breathtaking route, keep an eye on the ocean for passing dolphins, basking sharks and seals. Whether you’re looking for strenuous, all-day hikes or leisurely strolls, you’ll find them in this wonderfully unspoiled area. 

We’re used to welcoming ramblers to Westward Ho! and our apartments are designed with walking holidays in mind. Each apartment is beautifully decorated with comfy sofas and floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views across Bideford Bay, to Lundy Island. Our accommodation has supersize TVs and complimentary WIFI – essential for checking the weather and the next day’s route. You’ll have your own jacuzzi bath, and if you book our Seahorse Penthouse, you’ll have the option of finishing the day with a soak in your own rooftop hot tub as the sun sets on the Atlantic. All our accommodation has plenty of storage space and secure, off-road parking to ensure that your walking holiday in Devon gets off to a hassle-free start. 

North Devon is full of glorious walking routes and some of the best begin right on the doorstep of our self-catering apartments in Westward Ho!. The seafront is a two-minute stroll away, where you can join the renowned Southwest Coast Path. Head east past Northam Burrows Country Park to the lovely fishing village of Appledore or west to the secluded, rocky cove of Bucks Mills. Continue a few more miles and you’ll reach the ancient village of Clovelly with winding cobbled lanes and a pub where you can watch fishing boats landing there catch in the harbour. Further west, the coast path follows the craggy Hartland Peninsula with breathtaking views across the Atlantic and inland sections through ancient woods and wildflower meadows. At Hartland Point, a lighthouse watches over a treacherous stretch of coast where many ships have wrecked over the centuries. 

The Tarka Trail is another fine walking route, spanning 30 miles across some of North Devon's most idyllic countryside on disused railway tracks. The trail passes through the charming village of Instow, the ancient market town of Great Torrington and the enchanting Braunton Burrows – an area immortalised by celebrated author Henry Williamson in his classic novel, Tarka The Otter.  If you fancy venturing a little further afield, our Seahorse Apartments aren’t far from the windswept landscapes of Exmoor and Dartmoor, both renowned for their footpaths over high, heather-covered moorland frequented by wild ponies and deer.