Wild, romantic Gallantry Bower

This spectacular headland, set amidst hanging woods on the path to Hartland Point, rises 400 feet above the sea. It gives magnificent prospects along the rugged North Devon coast and across to Lundy Island. Stand on the breezy cliff top and you can watch the seabirds, including graceful fulmars gliding around your head.
 
The site has links with early man, and there is a prehistoric round barrow here.
 
In the 19th century Gallantry Bower was a popular beauty spot, where visitors to Clovelly Court gathered to enjoy panoramic sea views.
 
The Clovelly Estate has recently cleared trees from the headland to restore the heathland and precious wildlife habitats.

view from Gallantry Bower