In part two of our North Devon coastal hike, we hike along spectacular cliffs overlooking the ocean. We find a little robin along the trail that agrees to have its picture taken. We hike through fields of bluebells and across endless moorlands. We catch the sunset at Combe Martin, and we explore the Victorian architecture and arts scene of Ilfracombe.
In part one of our North Devon coastal hike, we ride a steam train to our starting point. We check out the historic town of Dunster and its castle. We get caught in a rainstorm on the moors and seek shelter in a little tearoom. We hike along steep coastal cliffs to Lynmouth, where we ride a funicular train powered entirely by water.
We stumbled upon this wonderful day hike somewhat by accident. We were staying in a B&B on the outskirts of Laxe. When we arrived the day before, we had noticed a little sign indicating “praia” (beach) pointing down a country road. The next day we decided to investigate.