Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Ilfracombe Walks
2 Popular Walks
Walk 1 Ilfracombe & Drewerstone
 4.2 miles (1h 50)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 2 Ilfracombe to Hillsborough
 1.6 miles (40 mins)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
ilfracombe Bridge
Ilfracombe Harbour

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


Point of Interest The Beach
The Harbour
Tunnels Beaches
Pubs The George & the Dragon
The Thatched Inn
parking Ilfracombe Hillsborough Pay & Display Car Park
Walk 1
Ilfracombe & Drewerstone (4.2 miles)

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.

stiles several
download FIT for Watches / GPS
See on Google Earth
How to view a GPX / FIT file


Walk 2
Ilfracombe to Hillsborough (1.6 miles)
Views Extensive 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.

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+

Download GPX route for GPS / Mobile


Download FIT route for Watches / GPS


See on Google Earth


 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.
Two Popular Walks with superb coastal views.