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View from Brownsham Moor

Brownsham National Trust Property and Car Park

The National Trust property at Brownsham includes woodland, rare culm grassland and an historic farmhouse. Walks though the woodland connect with the South West Coast Path and lead to sites such as the nearby Windbury Head (an Iron Age hillfort) and Mouth Mill Cove. Park at the small National Trust carpark and explore! Whatever the season there's something to see...

 Landscape and nature

The small National Trust Car Park located at Brownsham makes it an ideal point to explore the breathtaking coastal scenery, such as Winbury Head, Mouthmill and Beckland woods.

Close by is Brownsham Moor a rare surviving example of Culm grassland (or wet rush pasture) the only one owned by the Trust in North Devon. The old buildings, rare grasslands and surrounding broadleaf woodland provide an ideal habitat for rare species such as the Barn Owl and Lesser Horseshoe Bat.

This area is contained within the Marsland to Clovelly SSSI and SAC. For further information see Resources and additional links.


The Grade II listed farmhouse at Higher Brownsham dates from the early 17th century and contains a highly decorated plaster ceiling. It also provides a shelter for owls and Lesser Horseshoe Bats. Visits to the farmhouse are by appointment only.


See 'walking guides' and 'linked points' to the right of this page and try turning on the Public Rights of Way on the interactive map for route ideas.

Please note; additional permissive paths through the woods connect between the Public Rights of Way shown on this website.

The National Trust offices of the Hartland and Bideford Bay Coast team are located at Brownsham Farm. The National Trust frequently hold events and volunteering in the area so visit their website for further details.

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