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Best Combe Martin Walks

exploring a dramatic coastline
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Select Your WalkWalk 1 (5.3 miles)Walk 2 (3.5 miles)
  Combe Martin to Great Hangman Bolt Head

Combe Martin, a village in North Devon known for the longest village street in England and the Pack O'Cards, is built along a long combe narrowing down to a small harbour and a sandy beach.

There are several pubs in Combe Martin

The Dolphin Inn

The Pack O'Cards Inn

The Castle Inn

Point of Interest
  • Combe denotes a valley with green fertile pastures and steep uncultivated sides.
  • Silver, lead and iron was mined nearby.
  • Combe Martin Museum
  • Pack O'Cards Inn


parkingCombe Martin Pay & Display Car Park, Bowling Green Lane
parkingCormelles Car Park SATNAV Postcode:near EX34 0HT


Walk 1 Combe Martin to Great Hangman (5.3 miles)


Combe Martin

A popular but quite strenuous coastal and inland 5 mile hike with spectacular sea cliff views of the north Devon coast.

It starts from Combe Martin's Car Park and follows public footpaths and quiet lanes, all with interesting names, Water Lane, Corner lane, Girt Lane and Shute Lane.

The initial stretch is a steady climb to Great Hangman which marks the highest point of the South West Coast path - the origin of the name 'Hangman'.is uncertain.

From here follow the coastal path with extensive views of of Wales and Lundy Island.

Pack O'Cards

George Ley won a great deal of money after gambling in 1690 and built this strange structure with 4 floors (four suits) and 13 rooms (number of cards in each suit).

Pack O'Cards
Pack O'Cards
5.3 miles
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Point of Interestspectacular views of Wales and Lundy Island
Combe Martin walk 1

Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Combe Martin
Enjoy short and easy walks along a dramatic coastline.
Various Best Walks with superb coastal views.
  Hunters Inn
Hunter's Inn , a walker's favourite pub, lies secluded in the river Heddon valley.
  Lorna Doone Country
Three delightful Exmoor walks from Malmsmead exploring the legend of Lorna Doone.
  Arlington Court
Delightful scenic walks through wooded valleys and rolling countryside. No Trust membership required.

Walk 2 Bolt Head (3.5 miles)


Similar to the first walk but shorter and avoids the steep climbs to Little & Great Hangman.

There is one steady climb and descent.

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Combe Martin walk 1

Map of Walk 2