The National Trust own 50 miles of coastline in North Devon, including the stretch around Woolacombe and Mortehoe and they work hard to ensure the coast and footpaths are accessible for locals and visitors. The Rangers run events and activities, and they are managing the varied habitats to improve the diversity of wildlife. Burning old gorse opens up areas for wildflowers, improves grazing and makes better habitat structure for birds and insects.
See the ‘What’s On’ section of this website for details of National Trust activities and events happening over the summer, including Rockpool Rambles, beach cleans, Beach Fun Days, guided walks with a National Trust Ranger, and more!
The National Trust have set up a new project in conjunction with the Countryside Mobility Scheme and Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre, providing an all-terrain mobility scooter, known as a ‘Tramper’, for use exploring the sand dunes, or accessing the beach. Call the TIC for more information and to book on 01271 870553. Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
You can help preserve this beautiful area by joining the National Trust at Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre on The Esplanade. Sign up at the TIC and get two months membership for free!