Is this the most magical experience in Devon?

Speke’s Mill Mouth waterfall is located in a beautiful area of rugged valleys and high cliffs; where seabirds swoop and wildflowers flourish. The waterfall plunges 48m from the edge of the cliffs to the rocky beach below. Speke’s Mill Waterfall is a short, coastal walk from Hartland Quay. Why not take a picnic (or a flask depending on the weather!) and spend some time appreciating the magical beauty of the North Devon coastline?

Staying at Elmscott Hostel when exploring this part of Devon is a no-brainer. There are up to 32 beds available in this iconic Independent Youth Hostel. And each bed is priced from £27 per night with the choice of dorms or private rooms. There is a new spacious large kitchen and dining area, games room and shop. It is located less than a mile from Speke’s Mill and has fantastic views of Lundy Island.


The distance between Speke’s Mill Mouth and Elmscott Hostel
Elmcott Hostel is so picturesque!

There is no shortage of amazing things to do in the local area:

  • Visit the beaches: North Devon is home to many beautiful beaches, including Croyde Beach, Woolacombe Beach, and Saunton Sands. These beaches are popular for surfing, swimming, and other water sports.

    Woolacombe Beach in all it’s glory.
  • Explore Exmoor National Park: This beautiful national park is located in North Devon and is home to a variety of landscapes, including moorland, wooded valleys, and coastal cliffs. There are many walking and hiking trails to explore, as well as opportunities to spot wildlife such as red deer, otters, and peregrine falcons.
  • Visit historic towns and villages: North Devon is home to many charming towns and villages, including Clovelly, a picturesque village with a steep cobbled main street that leads down to the sea. Other notable towns and villages include Braunton, Ilfracombe, and Lynton.
The beautiful village of Clovelly
  • Visit the coast: The North Devon coast is home to many beautiful coastal towns and villages, such as Combe Martin, Lynmouth, and Porlock. These towns offer stunning views of the sea and opportunities to explore the coast by foot or by boat.
  • Visit the Tarka Trail: This long-distance walking and cycling trail follows the route of Tarka the Otter, a character from a famous book of the same name. The trail passes through a variety of landscapes, including countryside, woods, and coastal paths.


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