Georgeham Trail

 This walk of approximately four and half miles takes around two and a half hours at a gentle pace.

It starts from Caen Street car park in the centre of Braunton and proceeds around West Hill to Nethercott and North Buckland before turning west to Georgeham, returning in a circular route through Lobb.

The walk passes through open countryside, farmland and villages, and is a beautiful walk at any time of the year. It is muddy in places year-round, so wear suitable walking boots or wellies.

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Fabulous Views and Cultural Highlights

As you leave Georgeham you'll descend the hill and see a marvellous view of the countryside, from Hartland Point, Clovelly and Westward Ho! to the Taw Torridge Estuary and up to the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows.

You'll pass by the churchyard of St George's Church in Georgeham, which has lots of interesting features. The parish records date back to 1538, making them some of the oldest in the country, and Henry Williamson of Tarka the Otter fame is buried here.  

Williamson rented a cottage next to the church, which he named Skirr Cottage after the calls of barn owls living in a space under the thatch. It was here that he began his writing life and we know that he walked on the cliffs and beaches at Baggy Point, Putsborough Sands and Braunton Burrows.