Our Favourite Walks

Exmoor CoastExmoor National Park is one of the most varied and beautiful locations.  In one day you can find youself amongst the deepest wooded and secluded valleys, walking across vast open moorland, visiting quant English villages and admiring stunning views from the highest sea cliffs in England.

Whilst Exmoor National Park, the Quantocks Hills and the North Devon Coast are easily accessible and offer fabulous terrain for visitors of all abilities, we would always advise walkers to be fully prepared.  Weather conditions on the moors can quickly change at anytime of the year.

We would recommend that any group has a 1:25000 map of the area, a Compass and the knowledge to use it, suitable clothing, plus food & drinks to suit the chosen route.  We also advise carrying a torch & whistle, first aid kit and emergency shelter if venturing further afield.   Mobile Phone reception is extremely variable across the moors, even on the main road networks.

 

Our Walks

Walk   Dry Bridge to the Sea (17km)

A varied walk across moorland, through steep wooded valleys and out to the cliff top views across to Lynmouth.

     
Walk   County Gate to Watersmeet Circle (16km)

An incredibly varied walk along river valleys, through mature woodlands and with stunning coastal views.

     
Walk   Horner to Dunkery and back (14km)

Ancient oak woodland and classic Exmoor heather moorland viewed from the highest point on Exmoor.

     
Walk   Long Chains Bog Hopper (18km)

Off-path walk over access land, some difficult navigation and rough terrain in misty/wet conditions. Not for the feint hearted but worth it for the feeling of remoteness. This route is handy to reach from the A39.

     
Walk   Mining on the Brendon Hills (18km)

A real historical tour of mining features over the Brendon Hills.

     
Walk   Quantock Vistas (13km)

A hilly walk in the Quantock Hills, but worth it for the varied views.

     

Other Popular Walks

The Coleridge Way

Walk 51 miles through the stunning Somerset and Devon countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work.

South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path National Trail - 630 miles of superb coastal walking. From Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset it is the best way to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, wildlife and heritage.

The Two Moors Way

The Two Moors Way is a long-distance walking route between Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor, comprehensively waymarked except on the open moorland sections. It has a total length of 102 miles (163 km), making it an ideal week's walk.

Tarka Trail

Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon. Passing through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ first published in 1927.

From Exmoor National Park Authority

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