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Find the best Ilfracombe walks. The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional resource for all walkers, hikers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to leader led walks to any really arduous walks within the The ParishHoly Trinity & St Peter's area.

Find A Walk Near Me by using Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops


Ilfracombe EX34 8PY, UK – 01271 879443

I suffer from cold feet, especially at night and I've bought dozens of slippers of various makes to try and alleviate the problem. My Shepherd slippers from Lambland are the only ones that keep my feet wonderfully warm and comfortable. Well worth the money.

I recently peered a small black sheepskin as a seat cover for my motorcycle. It is excellent. Right size. Right price and quick delivery. Paul


Shop 9 The Candar, Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DS, UK – 07789 807424

Another good walking guide. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.You get one walk free.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Little Meadow Camp Site

Watermouth, Ilfracombe EX34 9SJ, UK – 01271 866862

Just all you need. Lovely views if its sunny its a million dollar location. The site shop should have a radio connected to farm house as they have a quad the campers dont. Its a steep short track to get their attention for anything if shop reception is not manned.

Fantastic campsite - everything there was perfect! - Looking forward to going back there next year (2019) - 100% Recommended.


Coast Road, Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe EX34 9SW, UK – 01271 882557

Fantastic campsite with great facilities, reception lady would benifit greatly from some lessons in how to communicate with her paying customers, thus offering the complete package

Great little site. Fantastic views

Mill Park

Mill Ln, Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe EX34 9SH, UK – 01271 882647

Had an amazing weekend here on my friends hen weekend, the glamping pod was amazing and the staff are so friendly. The shower and toilet facilities are so clean and modern, and the on site shop has everything you need. I would defiantly come back again with my family

What a campsite.....!! Would give more than 5 stars if I could. Stayed here for a week in a bell tent by the lake. Perfect can not describe the experience we had here. Have been to a lot of campsites nothing compares to this. The owners and staff are a credit to this lovely place. The location is perfect for getting to anywhere around North Devon. Onsite shower/toilet block was always clean and spotless. The on site pub was a delight. There is an external games room and outside activity area for the kids. Also the fishing was excellent. Lovely stock of fish and well kept. We didn't realise how dog friendly this site was, otherwise we would have brought our own. Next time.....! We will be back.....! Many thanks Mill Park....!

Looking for dog friendly cottages around Ilfracombe? The 'Dog Friendly Cottages' website looks like any other self-catering accommodation website but every single one should be dog friendly! This saves worrying and going through all the small print. However you you may need to check with the owner where the dog is expected to sleep and the what size of dog you can have!
Dog People find this is such a great website. If you have dogs who go on holiday with you just enter EX34 9EQ and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!

Ilfracombe Buggy Walks, Short Walks, Granny or Grandpa Walks

'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around The ParishHoly Trinity & St Peter's or Devon just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy PS This link has been withdrawn. Please watch this space or send a suggestion!

Snake bites

Most snake bites in the UK are not serious. But it's important to get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Call 999 or go to A&E immediately if:

  • you think you, or someone else, has been bitten by a snake

Find your nearest A&E


If you're not in the UK when you are bitten by a snake, contact the emergency medical services in the country you're in.

Get foreign travel advice on GOV.UK

What to do while you're waiting for help


  • stay calm, most snake bites in the UK are not serious and can be treated

  • keep the part of your body that was bitten as still as you can

  • lie in the recovery position if you can

  • take paracetamol for any pain

  • try to remember the colour and pattern of the snake to tell the doctor

  • take off any jewellery and loosen clothes near the bite, in case it swells


  • do not go near the snake, or try to catch or kill it

  • do not try to suck or cut the poison (venom) out of the bite

  • do not tie anything tightly round the part of the body where the bite is

  • do not take aspirin or ibuprofen, as they can make bleeding worse

What happens at the hospital

You will usually need to stay in hospital for at least 24 hours if you have been bitten by a snake.

The bite will be cleaned and bandaged. You may be given an injection to help protect you from tetanus.

If you were bitten by a poisonous (venomous) snake you will be treated with a medicine to fight the venom. This is given through a thin tube into a vein, called a drip.

Types of UK snake

Only 3 types of snake are found in the wild in the UK.

The adder is the only venomous snake, but you should get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Telling the doctors the colour and pattern of the snake that bit you could help them treat it.

Click to see images of the our three types of snake and what to do if you get bitten