Day 6 of our Exmoor trip we went to a place called Heddons Mouth, its where the river Heddon flows into the sea, its a sight i rarely see. This is a gentle walk and can be seen here on the National Trust Website. We stayed on the right of the river and crossed over a little later than shown on the map , and again there are plenty of other routes that you can go if you are feeling more energetic.
The road down to the car park was a little narrow in places and pretty steep at about a 25% gradient. From the car park we headed down towards the Hunters Inn , stayed to the left hand side of it up a little hill and through a gate towards Heddons Mouth.
As yo can see we stayed on the left of the river and followed the well trodden footpath towards Heddons Mouth. The start of the walk leads you through the woodland towards the sea and as you walk you can see other footpaths heading off and up to the right , these take you up to the South West Coastal Path back towards Woody Bay.
Its hard to show just how fast this river was rushing towards the sea . At this point we had gone to far and had to double back on ourselves to the last bridge as access to the beach is from the left of the River.
We crossed over and made our way down towards the River , this is shot looking back along the Headon Valley.
We sat for a while in a little spot we found just to the side of the main beach , we took a few photos and Deb even built another rock stack
From the beach we headed back up the path and back towards the car park.
On the way back we noticed a steep path that went up to the South West Coastal Path, we headed up to the top to admire the views, again the path was a little exposed in places and is not really the place for you if you dont like heights.
We sat for a while took in the views before heading back down to The Hunters in for a well earned drink.