North Devon

Walking Breaks

North Devon’s mix of beautiful countryside and coast make it a top walking destination. There are hikes and walks for all abilities, making the most of Devon’s footpaths and bridleways.




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Walking Holidays

Walking Breaks In North Devon

Rambling, walking or simply strolling, North Devon is a great place to enjoy fantastic scenery on foot. A walking break at The Carlton in Ilfracombe provides a superb starting point for exploring the town, coastline and surrounding area.

It’s also a very popular destination for walkers with dogs, thanks to its varied landscape and beauty spots. We welcome dogs here at The Carlton and when you book a room, well behaved dogs can stay free, just let us know when booking.

The amazing South West Coast Path can be joined from the rear of the hotel. The Tarka Trail, much of it over redundant railway alignment, naturally offers a less rigorous walk, but with the opportunity to see hidden views. Read our Handy Guide to Walking in North Devon.

Great for Walking

We regularly host individual and groups of ramblers and walkers in North Devon. We can fully cater for your day, with a great range of meal options including continental and full English breakfast choices, picnic lunches and mouth-watering three-course dinners. We can even arrange one of our special rendezvous deliveries, where we come to you with a hot soup and lunch, out on your rambles – very popular on colder days!

For any more information, please call us on 01271 862446.

Book direct for the best deals

When you book a walking holiday direct. you will always get the best offers and deals, and we welcome well behaved dogs to stay for free.

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Be a happier and healthier you. Take a look at our therapy treatments and pamper package menus and give us a call us on 01271 862446 or email to book a break.

Covid Safety

Please read our latest updates about Covid-19 to find out what we are doing to keep you safe on our Stay Safe policies and procedures page.


When you book direct your stay is truly flexible, without any penalty charges, at The Carlton. Modify, alter, cancel and change your booking up to two days out or as close as 48 hours prior to your arrival time. Please note, a group booking, which is made up of more than than four rooms or eight guests, is subject to different terms and conditions.


All Inclusive

Sumptuous beds & quality linen

World class beds, high thread count linen. Contemporary decoration, including blackout curtains.


Wardrobes with laptop sized safe, hairdryer, ironing boards.


Fully tiled ensuite bathrooms, fresh interiors and toiletries.


New double glazing, sound proofing & controllable lighting.


Flat-screen TVs, in-room telephones, Wi-Fi throughout, and hospitality tray.


Adapted bedrooms with wet room, and options for carers to stay in the room or adjacent. Step free access to 95% of the hotel.


EV charge point for most types of vehicles.


All our tariffs include a freshly cooked & plated Full English and Continental buffet breakfast.

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Contact Info
(01271) 862446

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