Accessibility at Chapel Wood

Summary accessibility statement

How to get here

By train

Barnstaple station is 8 miles away.

By bus

Heddon Mills is 1.5 miles away with services from Barnstaple, Braunton and Ilfracombe. Catch the number 3 First Bus (Barnstaple/Ilfracombe) which runs half hourly, Monday to Saturday. The lane to Spreacombe and Woolacombe is busy at times so care is needed as there is no footpath.

By bike

Near National Cycle Network Route 31.

By road

Chapel Wood is 2 miles north of Braunton and signposted from Spreacombe. From Barnstaple take the A361 Ilfracombe road. Go through Braunton and Knowle. About 1.25 miles north of Knowle, take the turning to the left marked to Spreacombe and Georgeham. After 0.75 mile, at the fork, keep to the left over the bridge. The reserve is accessed along this road.

Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Other ways to get there

There are footpaths (utilising lanes) to the area from Woolacombe and Willingcott as shown on the Ordinance Survey map of the area.

Access to facilities

Nature trails access
  • Steps on steeper slopes (around 35 degrees).
  • Unsurfaced path, which can be uneven and muddy.
  • No seating except at viewpoint.
  • No gates or stiles.
Viewing points

Seat without arms at the old quarry viewpoint, up a 50 m unsurfaced track from nature trail.


Registered assistance and other dogs welcome.