SS6549 : Heddon's Mouth Cleave from the cliff-top path to Woody Bay

taken 6 years ago, near to Trentishoe, Devon, Great Britain

Heddon's Mouth Cleave from the cliff-top path to Woody Bay
Heddon's Mouth Cleave from the cliff-top path to Woody Bay
Heddon's Mouth Cleave is the steep narrow valley on the right with the headland of East Cleave beyond it, around which the line of the South West Coast Path can be seen. In the far distance the wooded lower slopes of Heale Down mark the point at which the river splits at Hunters' Inn. The Heddon runs to the left & on to Parracombe, & a stream whose name I can't discover runs to the right through Trentishoe Coombe. On the left is the small coombe of Hill Brook; the path I've trod from Hunter's Inn has to detour around it, & can be seen in the middle of the photo.
The Hunters' Inn to Woody Bay coach road :: SS6649

Remarkably there is an old coach road between Hunters' Inn & Woody Bay that ran along the cliff tops. This now provides a wide & well-surfaced path that provides superb views of the Exmoor coastline. Inevitably there are some steep sections & a couple of hairpins as the path goes around the narrow valleys of Hill Brook & Hollow Brook. It must have been an interesting trip in a horse-drawn carriage, especially in an Exmoor breeze, contemplating the steep drop onto rocks at the bottom of the cliffs. The circular walk can be completed using lanes from Woody Bay to Martinhoe & thence back to Hunter's Inn.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 18 October, 2019
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Moorland 
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Landscape 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 6546 4904 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.4791N 3:55.6846W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 6576 4927
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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