GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Exmoor Walks

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Bossington Hill3 miles (4.5 km)Enjoy fabulous views of the Exmoor coastline on this bracing climb near Porlock. The area also includes attractive flora including bell heather, ling heather and western gorse. Look out for wildlife including buzzards, peregrine falcons, kestrels. View Full Details>>
Brendon Hills5 miles (7.5 km)Explore the Brendon Hills range on this challenging walk in the Exmoor National Park. The hills are a less well known area of the county so provide an opportunity for a quieter walk in idyllic surroundings. The attractive landscape consists of streams, rivers, rolling hills and wooded valleys. View Full Details>>
Clatworthy Reservoir5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a walk around this pretty reservoir in the Brendon Hills on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. There's lovely grassy footpaths running alongside the water with splendid views of the surrounding hills, countryside and woodland. You can park at the car park at the eastern side of the reservoir near to the dam. Then pick up the trails around the perimeterof the water. It's about a 5 mile (8km) walk around the whole reservoir or you can try a shorter nature trail through Clatworthy Wood. Here you'll findbeech, oaks,silver birchandrowan trees and some pretty streams. Look out for red deer,roe deerandbadgersin this area andgeese, grebes and swans on the water. View Full Details>>
Coleridge Way35 miles (56 km)Travel through the Exmoor National Park and the stunning Quantock Hills AONB as you walk in the footsteps of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. View Full Details>>
Combe Sydenham Country Park1 miles (1.5 km)This country park consists of 500 acres of woodland, parkland and gardens surrounding a Grade I listed 15th century manor house. The house has an interesting history being previously owned by Elizabeth Sydenham who married Sir Francis Drake. It is alleged that Sir Francis Drake fired a cannonball into the grounds of the manor to warn Elizabeth not to marry another man. View Full Details>>
Culbone Church4 miles (7.2 km)Visit England's smallest church on this lovely circular walk in the Exmoor National Park. The route includes coastal views, woodland sections and nice countryside views. View Full Details>>
Dulverton to Tarr Steps Walk19 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. View Full Details>>
Dunkery Beacon5 miles (7.5 km)This walk climbs to Dunkery Beacon on Dunkery Hill, the highest point inExmoorand Somerset. From the 1,705 feet (520m) summit there are fabulous views over Exmoor, theBrecon Beacons,Bodmin Moor,Dartmoor, theSevern Bridgesand theBristol and English Channels. View Full Details>>
Dunster Castle8 miles (13 km)Explore the parkland, woodland and Historic Deer Park surrounding this Norman Castle near Minehead View Full Details>>
Exe Valley Way52 miles (84 km)The walk starts in Starcross on the banks of the River Exe Estuary and heads through Powderham Deer Park and then along the Exeter Canal to Exeter. View Full Details>>
Foreland Point5 miles (8 km)This walk visits Foreland Point Lighthouse before exploring Countisbury Common on the Exmoor coast. It's an exhilirating walk with wonderful coastal scenery, pretty heather, woodland trails and challenging climbs. View Full Details>>
Heddon Valley2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy an easy waterside walk through the beautiful Heddon Valley in Exmoor. The riverside footpath leads through woodland before the beautiful coast and cliffs of Heddon's mouth come in to view. View Full Details>>
Holnicote Estate3 miles (5 km)This walk visits Selworthy Beacon and Bury castle in the splendid Holnicote Estate in Somerset. You start off in the village of Selworthy next to the church, and head to the nearby Bury Castle where you will find an Iron Age enclosure dating back to 400 B.C. You then climb to the 308 metres (1,010ft) high Selworthy Beacon where there are marvellous views across Exmoor and the Somerset coast. It is one of the highest points in the Exmoor National Park along with Dunkery Beacon. From the high point you descend on Folly Combe, returning to the church soon after. View Full Details>>
Ilfracombe to Woolacombe Coastal Walk8 miles (12.8 km)The coast path between Ilfracombe and Woolacombe runs for about 8 miles along a series of dramatic cliffs, beautiful bays and lovely beaches. View Full Details>>
Landacre Bridge from Withypool4 miles (7 km)This circular walk takes you from the little village of Withypool to the medievalLandacre Bridge on Exmoor. It uses a section of the long distance Two Moors Way footpath to reach the picturesque scheduled ancient monument which spans the River Barle. Along the way there's lovely views across the National Park with lots of Exmoor Ponies to look out for too. View Full Details>>
Lorna Doone Walk5 miles (8.8 km)Explore Exmoor's beautiful Doone Valleyon this fine literary walk. The area has strong connections with Richard Dodderidge Blackmore's 1869 novel 'Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor'. The walk notably visits Oare church,scene of Lorna Doone's dramatic wedding day. View Full Details>>
Lynton and Lynmouth7 miles (11 km)The town of Lynton and village of Lynmouth sit side by side on the Exmoor coast in north Devon. It's a splendid place for walkers with a number of long distance trails passing through the beautiful area. As well as the wonderful coastal views there's also nice woodland trails and riverside paths along theEast Lyn River. View Full Details>>
Mortehoe Circular5 miles (7.5 km)This circular walk from Mortehoe visits Morte Point, Rockham Bay and Bull Point on the North Devon Coast. It's a lovely section of Exmoor coast with dramatic cliffs, beautiful countryside and pretty beaches. The area is managed by the National Trust so there are good footpaths and facilities in the area. View Full Details>>
Porlock and Porlock Weir6 miles (9 km)This circular walk from the town of Porlock uses sections of the South West Coast Path and the Coleridge Way to take you on a tour of the coast and woods surrounding the town. View Full Details>>
Samaritans Way South West103 miles (166 km)Starting at Bristol follow the Samaritans Way to Lynton, in Devon, and visit the Avon Gorge, the Chew Valley, the Cheddar Gorge, the Mendips, the Quantock Hills and the Brendon Hills View Full Details>>
Tarka Trail79 miles (127 km)This wonderful walk through Devon follows the path taken by Tarka the Otter in the book of that name. It is a circular walk starting and finishing in Barnstaple on the River Taw. After following the river for a short section you will head through Landkey Newton and East Buckland to the Exmoor National Park. The route then reaches Lynmouth where a splendid coastal section that takes you through Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and Croyde. The final section follows the estuary of the River Taw through Braunton and then back into Barnstaple. This part of the route passes the beautiful Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve. The reserve covers nearly 900 hectares making it the second largestdune system in England. View Full Details>>
Tarr Steps4 miles (6 km)This circular walk visits the famous Tarr Steps before a lovely riverside stroll along the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park. It's a popular short walk with attractive woodland running alongside both sides of the fast flowing river. View Full Details>>
The Hangman Hills5 miles (7.5 km)A challenging circular walk visiting Little Hangman and Great Hangman Hills near Combe Martin in Devon. View Full Details>>
Two Moors Way90 miles (145 km)Travel from Ivybridge to Lynmouth through the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks on this splendid walk through Devon and Somerset. The walk is generally not strenous taking you through tranquil moorland and the deep and wooded valleys of the moorland edges. View Full Details>>
Valley of the Rocks4 miles (6 km)This walk visits the amazing Valley of the Rocks in the Exmoor National Park. This dry valley contains the geological marvels known as the Lynton Beds. These ancient rocks are a spectacular sight and hugely popular with walkers. View Full Details>>
Watersmeet5 miles (8 km)Follow a series of super trails through 2000 acres of river gorge and woodland on this lovely walk from Lynmouth in Exmoor. The route starts in Lynmouth and takes you along the East Lyn River, passing waterfalls and Horner's Neck Wood before visiting the pretty coastal village of Lynmouth. You can also visit Foreland Point and Countisbury where you will find some of the highest sea cliffs in England with stunning coastal views. There is an abundance of wildlife to look out for including otters, red deer and buzzards. View Full Details>>
Wimbleball Lake7 miles (12 km)Enjoy cycling and walking trails around this large lake on Exmoor. There is a super walking trail running around the perimeter of the lake. You'll enjoy long waterside sections, many peaceful woodland trails and views of the River Haddeo. This route is the round the lake walk but there are also a number of cycle trails with cycle hire available too. The three well surfaced trails are great for riders of all abilites. The easy green graded trail runs for just over a mile adjacent to the lake. It's perfect for families looking for a safe traffic free ride. View Full Details>>
Wistlandpound Reservoir1 miles (2.4 km)This pretty reservoir on the edge of Exmoor has a nice walking trail running around the perimeter. The site is well managed withtwo wheelchair and pushchair accessible paths and information boardsdotted along the route. Along the way there are great views across the water to the surrounding conifer woodland. Wildlife enthusiasts can look out for various waterfowl on the water and buzzards in the skies above. View Full Details>>
Woody Bay2 miles (3 km)Explore this peaceful wooded cove and enjoy waterfalls, woodland trails and splendid views of the Bristol Channel. Woody Bay is located on the coast of the Exmoor National Park. The Hanging Water stream runs through the woodland with lovely waterfalls and interesting flora and fauna to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Woolacombe to Croyde6 miles (9.5 km)A fine coastal walk between these two North Devon villages. You'll pass the sand dunes of Woolacombe Warren, the wonderful headland at Baggy Point and the lovely Croyde Bay. It's about a 6 mile walk with somer moderate climbs so a reaonable level of fitness is required. View Full Details>>
Woolacombe to Mortehoe4 miles (6.2 km)This circular walk runs from Woolacombe to Mortehoe via Morte Point. The route runs for about 4 miles using a cliff top path with some moderate climbs. View Full Details>>

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