Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This route takes you to a delightful and secluded valley on the north side of the village of Hartland. There are woodland and water meadow areas with wild flowers such as bluebells, lady's smock and bugle. There is a steep section (12%) on the road going down to the valley. Along the flat valley bottom the natural surfaces are uneven and can be muddy in places and you may have to step over a small stream. There are steps on the bridge on the return journey and the path leading on from this has been damaged by rain water. There is an uphill gradient on the way back, but this is not as steep as the road and there is a metal structure at the end of the path to prevent horse riders and motorbikes from using the path. This is a challenging, but worthwhile route. See detailed descriptions with each photo. This Phototrail has been provided by the North Devon Biosphere Service from printed material funded by the North Devon AONB Sustainable Development Fund and Devon County Council. Go to www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk for more information.

Surveyed by: Matt Edworthy, June 2012 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 5More Information
Distance: 2.3 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: A free car park is available.
Steps: There are two steps at each end of the bridge.
Barriers: There are some gates along the route and a metal structure to stop horse riders using the route.
Toilets: Toilets are located a short, level distance from the car park and there is one toilet that is wheelchair accessible.

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CarPark

 

Accessible toilets

 

Path

 

Path

Gradient 12%

Gradient Gradient 12%

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

At this point the surface changes from tarmac to natural surface.

Surface At this point the surface changes from tarmac to natural surface.

 

Path

After wet weather the path can get muddy.

Surface After wet weather the path can get muddy.

Some mud and puddles present after wet weather.

Surface Some mud and puddles present after wet weather.

Maximum width 90cm at the gate.

Gate Maximum width 90cm at the gate.

 

Path

 

Path

Lots of wild flowers, herbs and birds.

Wildlife Lots of wild flowers, herbs and birds.

 

Path

A small shallow stream crosses the path.

Surface A small shallow stream crosses the path.

A 120cm wide boardwalk with handrail crosses a stream.  Step up 15cm, step down 20cm.

Obstacle A 120cm wide boardwalk with handrail crosses a stream. Step up 15cm, step down 20cm.

Steps up onto the bridge max 30cm x 2.  Max width through gate 80cm.  Steps down off bridge max 20com x 2.

Step Steps up onto the bridge max 30cm x 2. Max width through gate 80cm. Steps down off bridge max 20com x 2.

Uneven stony surface with exposed roots.

Surface Uneven stony surface with exposed roots.

 

Path

 

Path

Planks across stream width 50cm.  No handrail.

Obstacle Planks across stream width 50cm. No handrail.

Max width 110cm

Gate Max width 110cm

 

Path

 

Path

Metal path use restrictor. Max width 50cm at 150cm height.  Max width 80cm at 90cm height.

Width Metal path use restrictor. Max width 50cm at 150cm height. Max width 80cm at 90cm height.

Path

Path

 

End

Hartland and Pattard Wood Phototrail

 

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Accessibility Info Amenities Info Facilities Info Features Info Way Finding Info
Barrier
Clearance
Gate
Gradient
Obstacle
Seat
Step
Surface
Visibility
Width
Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
Public Transport
Toilets
Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
Feature of Interest
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Path
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Vertical Profile

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