Plan Your Visit
Create your very own itinerary, guided walk or memory jogger for your trip using the 'Saved Route' tool.
Saved Route printouts highlight summary information, individual points of interest and space to add your own notes or comments. It includes a map showing exactly where your selected places are with helpful markers for public rights of way too!
Tailored to what you want to do, see, and where you want to go!
- Create your very own local walking route to share with family or friends.
- Accommodation providers can create customised walking routes or area tours to share with guests.
- Explore the area and find out more about new places you've discovered.
- Learn more about specific areas of interest to you – history, geology, wildlife
The interactive map is designed to be very simple to use, and uses Googlemaps which many users will probably be familiar with. If you are new to Googlemaps or unsure of how best to use the map, follow our simple guide below... and look at the images in the photo gallery.
Area summary pins
Start by simply navigating to the 'map' page. Use the mouse to hover over and click one of the large, red, area summary pins spread along the AONB coast.
A bubble will open containing a short description of the area and a small photo.
At the bottom of the bubble click 'view more details' to open the full page containing detailed information, photographs, links to walking routes and other resources.
If you don't want further details, simply choose an alternative pin.
Pins and themes
All the pins are based on the same format.
After exploring the parish summaries, return to the map page and click on any of the main themes to access a drop down menu.
For example - click 'Activities', then select 'fishing'. Navigate between the themes and sub themes to find places and resources of interest to you.
Zoom in/out to focus on a specific area
This is especially useful where there are several closely clustered pins of interest, or where you would like to investigate a particular location in more details by turning several of the map themes off and on.
You can zoom in several ways;
1. Use the vertical slide-bar on the left of the map to zoom in and out on a specific area. Left click and hold the mouse button to drag the drag the map left, right, up and down.
2. Move the mouse cursor to the area you are interested in viewing and double click. Repeat until the desired level of zoom is achieved.
Use the Reset Map button above the menu to reset to the original view of the whole AONB.
There is also an adjacent button 'Help using this map'.
Map or satellite view
At the top right of the map you can adjust the map setting to view as a 'Map' or 'Satellite' image of the area.
This can been seen on the image above in the top corner of the map.
Map view allows the option to view 'Terrain':
Satellite view allows the option to view 'Labels' (roads), as seen in the image below.
Public rights of way
Turn on the Public Rights of Way layer via the 'Extras' section to the right of the map.
Click the small + symbol to see a legend of the different types of Public Right of Way. Click it again to hide the legend.
Try zooming on a specific area to see how public rights of way might link up other points of interest to you.
Using Street view
By turning the Googlemap road labels on (see Map or Satellite view section above), you can use Google Street View to identify where the public rights of way intersect with the road network or simply to view the local area and landscape.
Simply zoom in very close to the area of interest and drop the small yellow man (located above the sliding bar on the left of the map) at the location you would like to view more closely.
Do this by left clicking and holding when hovering above the yellow man icon, drag to the required position and then release the mouse button. Street View images will now appear in the window.
Use the navigation on the left to move up, down, left and right, and click the markers on the road to move along the street.
Click the small X in the top right corner to close the window and return to the Explore the Coast map.
Step 1. Add your first point to Saved Routes
Start creating your route by clicking on the 'Add to saved routes' button (represented by a heart icon).
This icon can be found in the summary bubble or top right of any 'more details' page.
Step 2. Create an account
When you click the saved route icon you will be prompted to sign up for an account, or to enter you existing username and password. This account will store the details of your routes. If you do not have an existing account, simply add your email address and a password and you’re all done.
The 'My Account' tab will now change from pale grey to black on the main navigation bar on the top right of the page.
Add an image and other text/contact details via 'My profile'. The information added here will appear on your saved routes.
Step 3. Create your saved route
Continue adding points to a saved route by clicking on the heart icons as desired.
Once you have added two or more points that interest you, click on the My Account tab and view your saved route. All you existing saved routes will appear on this page. Select the route you wish to edit, print or share by clicking on the image, or delete the route by clicking the icon beneath the map image.
The image below shows an Explore the Coast Saved Route. In this area you can also add comments to your personalised plan/itinerary.
4. Share and Print
Use the print or share buttons on the right of the page (opposite the route title) denoted by a printer and an envelope to print or email your route.
The printed itinerary will include summary information about each point of interest together with any comments you have added. The printed itinerary also includes the map featuring Public Rights of Way information that will help identify routes between selected points of interest.
- Routes limited to closely clustered pins will result in a more zoomed map image and consequently a clearer view of the local public rights of way.
- Printouts should be regarded as a guide to public rights of way only.
- The North Devon Coast AONB would always recommend that you consult a ordinance survey map if in any doubt.