Chapel Hill Braunton

  • Start: Braunton Countryside Centre
  • Distance: 4.20 km
  • Walk Time: 60m
St Michale's Chapel Braunton

A circular walk to Chapel Hill with stunning views across Braunton countryside passing historic buildings and streets. At the top of Chapel Hill, is the ruin of St Michael’s Chapel which was built in the fifteenth century as a votive chapel for sailors and fishermen, where prayers were said for them and a look-out kept. Throughout it’s history, a figure in clerical garb was supposed to have been seen moving among the ruins of the chapel. At one time, a local photographer turned this story to financial profit by making faked photographs, which he sold to credulous villagers!