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Braunton Countryside Centre

Braunton Beacon

Braunton Beacon

1.15 mi
3.1 mph
225 ft
225 ft
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Tour Overview

Starting Point
37 yd
The River Caen. On a clear day you can often spot dragonflies, roach and carp and dippers
Tarka Trail
Crossing the bridge over the River Caen
Turn onto this old passage way
Steep stairs upto Frog Lane
Fantastic view across Braunton to St Michael's Chapel and Fullabrook
Take care up the steep path to the Beacon which can be slippery when wet
Many species of wildflower come into bloom in the spring
The Beacon provides an ideal habitat for badgers (photo: Wildlife Trust)
0.47 mi
The Beacon's Bluebells are stunning in the spring
At dusk the bat viewing platform is a great place to see many species of bat in flight feeding
The Beacon is an important site for the Great Horseshoe Bat an native rare bat
Greater Horseshoe Bat (photo: Devon Wildlife Trust)
View towards Buckland Barton
0.60 mi
0.60 mi
Panoramic views from the information point at the summit of the Beacon
Stunning view across the Braunton Great Field to Hartland and the Braunton Burrows
Decend from the summit through the archway of Gorse
Common Buzzards are often seen soaring above the Braunton Beacon (photo Martin Batt)
Head back to the Braunton Countryside Centre along historic North Street
Why not stop at the famous White Lion Pub for refreshment
1.15 mi



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Braunton Countryside Centre went for a hike.

June 14, 2020


  • Braunton Countryside Centre

    The summit of this walk takes in stunning panoramic views towards Hartland, across the Taw and Torridge Esturary, the Braunton Great Field and Braunton Burrows. Historically the hill was used as the site of a signal beacon which, when used as part of a chain of such beacons, could convey messages from

    June 21, 2020

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