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Dulverton to Tarr Steps - River Barle Walk

19 miles (30 km)

Follow the River Barle from Dulverton to the famous medievalbridge at Tarr Steps. The walk takes you along a section of the Exe Valley Way long distance footpath with river views and woodland trails along the way.
The walk starts in the small town of Dulverton, close to the border with Devon. It's a great base for exploring Exmoor and includes theExmoor National ParkAuthority headquarters.
Head west from the town centre to Bridge Street where you cross the river on theBarle Bridge. The ancient bridge has 5 stone arches and dates from the middle ages.
Follow the riverside path north west, passing Burridge Wood and Northmoor Common before coming to Brewer's Castle Iron Age Hillfort. You continue through Hawkridge before branching off to the right and arriving Tarr Steps. The old clapper bridge is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, dating from the medievalperiod.
You can extend the walk by exploring the Tarr Steps WoodlandNational Nature Reserve which includes a wide range of interesting flora and fauna. The Two Moors Way runs along the river through the attractive woodland of the reserve.
You could also head to nearby Withypool and visit Landacre Bridge. The medievalbridge is another picturesque spot in the national park.

Dulverton to Tarr Steps Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dulverton to Tarr Steps Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Dulverton , Stream and Town Mills - geograph.org.uk - 1493980

Dulverton , Stream and Town Mills

Dulverton, River Barle - geograph.org.uk - 970600

Dulverton, River Barle

Castle Bridge, Dulverton, Somerset - geograph.org.uk - 72489

Castle Bridge, Dulverton, Somerset

River Barle - geograph.org.uk - 242508

River Barle

St Giles Church, Hawkridge (geograph 3255573)

St Giles Church, Hawkridge

Withypoole and Hawkridge, path leading to Marsh Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 89033

Withypoole and Hawkridge, path leading to Marsh Bridge

Dane's Brook, where it joins the Barle at Castle Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 876096

Dane's Brook, where it joins the Barle at Castle Bridge

Tarr Steps - geograph.org.uk - 818829

Tarr Steps

GPS Files

GPX File

Dulverton to Tarr Steps Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Dulverton to Tarr Steps Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')