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Ilfracombe Walks

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Ilfracombe & Drewerstone Ilfracombe to Hillsborough

Ilfracombe (Alfred's Valley) is known to the walkers for its imposing coastal cliffs and magnificent views.

The name means Valley with grassy slopes belonging to Aelfred.

parkingIlfracombe Hillsborough Pay & Display Car Park
parkingSATNAV Postcode: EX34 9QJ
Point of InterestWhat to explore?
  • The Beach
  • The Harbour
  • Tunnels Beaches
  • Museum
PubsThe George & the Dragon
The Thatched Inn

Walk 1 Ilfracombe & Drewerstone (4.2 miles)

ilfracombe Bridge
Ilfracombe Harbour


This trail explores Ilfracombe's key attractions:its coastline, harbour, aquarium, museum & shops.

It also passes Ilfracombe's famous Tunnels Beaches , a series of Victorian tunnels leading to secluded beaches.

Allow at least 1 hour.

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ilfracombe walk 1

Walk 1 Town Trail

 Walks near Ilfracombe
 Combe Martin
Exploring the highest point of the South West Coast Path.
 Hunter's Inn
Hunter's Inn , a walker's favourite pub, lies secluded in the river Heddon valley.
 Arlington Court
Delightful scenic walks through wooded valleys and rolling countryside. No Trust membership required.
Two Best Walks with superb coastal views.

Walk 2 Ilfracombe to Hillsborough (1.6 miles)


ViewsExtensive views of the coastline

This delightful and somewhat invigorating walk starts from Hillsborough car park and steadily climbs up to Hillsborough initially following the South West Coast Path.

The Walk

A Keep swimming pool on your right and follow a path towards the sea. Ignore path on right at the back of the pool but continue towards Ilfracombe.

B Just before Larkstone Lane take path on right towards the sea. Continue under bridge (leading to car park) and turn right when you join the SW Coast Path.

Continue along the coast , past the golf.

C Once at the top, enjoy the spectacular views then continue down. After 160 metres take a path on right, back to the car park

Allow 1 hour+ .

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ilfracombe walk 1

Map of Walk 2

There is one steady climb.