Around Northam Burrows

This is a short walk on part of the Northam Burrows Country Park.  The country park is open access land but this walk follows clear a path besides a stream and then goes along a section the South West Coastal Path overlooking the River Taw and River Torridge Estuary.

Walk Grade:

3.7 miles / 5.9 km

Total Ascent:
78 feet / 24 metres

1 hour 15 minutes / 1 hour 45 minutes

This walk starts from a parking area on the south east side of Northam Burrows Country Park at Appledore Bridge (Grid Ref: SS451304). During the summer there is a toll to enter the country park by car.

Walk Route:
From Appledore Bridge join a path that follows the line of the tidal stream known as The Pill. The path crosses streams and ditches and then after 950 metres it reaches a tarmac lane near the club house of the Royal North Devon Golf Club (Grid Ref: SS444299).  Turn right and follow the line of the road for 850 metres to reach a car park close to Sandymere lake (Grid Ref: SS438305).

Turn right and walk besides the lake to reach the Visitors Centre (Grid Ref: SS440308).  Follow the path around the Visitors Centre, the route follows the South West Coast Path to pass an area fenced to protect Sand Dunes with the golf course to the right.  

Stay with the coastal path as it skirts the edge of the Country Park alongside the estuary of the River Taw and River Torridge, after 3.7 km the path reaches the starting point at Appledore Bridge.

There are public toilet at the Northam Burrows Visitors Centre (Open from early May to early September).

There are no pubs or cafes on this route. During summer months a Hockings Ice Cream van is located at the car park by Sandymere Lake.

To download GPX and print map click”Learn More” below:

Additional Information:
A narrative of this walk with pictures, historical information and points of interest can be viewed on my associated Two Dogs and an Awning website.

To follow my walk you will need Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 139 Bideford, Ilfracombe & Barnstaple

© Walking Moonraker (2020)

All information on this site is provided free of charge and in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of damage, loss or injury which might result from it.  To the best of my knowledge the routes are entirely on public rights of way or within areas that are open for public access.
Walking can be hazardous and is done entirely at your own risk.  It is your responsibility to check your route and navigate using a map and compass.