Walk Ilfracombe and the Torrs
Ilfracombe has been a holiday town since Georgian times, although its origins go back much further. Surrounded by magnificent cliff scenery, it makes a good walking centre to enjoy some stunning views, even if the price to pay is a steep climb.
The long-distance South West Coast Path traverses these cliffs and passes through Ilfracombe. This part of the coast is also followed by the Tarka Trail, the long walk which traces the wanderings of Tarka the Otter in Henry Williamson's evocative 1927 book.
The walk described here is based on Ilfracombe and passes over the Torrs, the hills and cliffs immediately to the west of the town, before returning along the Coast Path and Tarka Trail.
Circular - Moderate/Difficult
Up to one day
ContactSouth West Coast Path
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VenueWalk Ilfracombe and the Torrs
Ilfracombe, EX34 9EQ
Map reference: SS 523478 Lat: 51.21067 Long: -4.11464