Exford and Winsford Walk
This walk takes you from Exford to nearby Winsford using a section of the Samaritans Way South West long distance trail. The trail runs along the River Exe with some nice countryside and woodland trails on the way.
The walk starts in Exford where you can pick up the waymarked trail and follow it south east to Lyncombe Wood. The trail continues along the river to West Nethercote before passing Bye Common and Bye Hill. This area marks the high point of the walk, rising to a height of over 1100 feet. There's some lovely views over Exmoor and Exe Valley from this elevated position.
The final stage descends Bye Hill to take you into Winsford. It's a pretty village with a ford, weir, thatched cottages, an old bridge and refreshment options.
PostcodeTA24 7PY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Exford Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Exford Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Exford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Exford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Exmoor White Horse in Exford is a fine choice for post walk refreshments. The 16th century pub is in an excellent location right next to the river. There's a lovely tea garden where you can sit outside and enjoy a meal right next to the water. You can find the historic pub at postcode TA24 7PY for your sat navs.
The river and country paths on the walk are great for dogs. The Exmoor White Horse mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area head south west to Withypool to visit the Tarr Steps. You can reach the steps on the Withypool to Tarr Steps Circular Walk which uses a section of the waymarked Two Moors Way. The popular site includes a wondeful clapper bridge which is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument, dating from the medieval period.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Exmoor Walks page.