On this page you will find lots of free downloads, all PDF's, so they are safe to download. Most print out on A4 paper. We will add to these as other suitable leaflets become available. All external links will open in a new window, so you can come back here easily.
Car drives around Exmoor
Here are some circular drives which you can follow to show you the real Exmoor, off the beaten track. You can pick up the circular routes anywhere along them, as the last instruction goes straight on to the first instruction. The routes pass through lovely small villages, which often have delightful small churches you can visit. They pass some charming tea rooms, perfect for a break. They also pass beauty spots, panoramic views, picnic spots and places of interest. The routes all include some small country lanes with passing places. These quiet lanes give the chance of seeing red deer and Exmoor ponies close by.
- Drive around west side, PDF 488kb
- Drive around east side, PDF 447kb
- Drive around central, PDF 484kb
- Drive around south side, PDF 487kb
Exmoor is renowned for the quality of its footpaths and bridleways. Here are some carefully chosen links which will give you a selection of free walks leaflets and other helpful information.
http://lyntonwalks.co.uk/ offers a selection of over 40 self guided walks around Lynton and Lynmouth. They also promote the guided walks led by rangers and the Exmoor Society.
http://www.walkinginsomerset.co.uk/minehead.php offers a wide selection of self guided walks around Somerset.
http://www.westcountrywalks.co.uk/fitting_boots.html. Do you suffer from rubbing boots which can spoil a good walk? Here is some advice to making sure that you buy boots that will fit and not rub.
http://www.westcountrywalks.co.uk/easy_release_bow.html. Do you have problems with your boot laces undoing while walking, causing them to slip and cause blisters? Here is a locking bow that will undo when you want however wet the laces become. It never undoes while walking. It saves trying to undo the granny-knot over the bow, especially with wet laces.
http://www.walkingworld.com/. This walking website offers masses of self guided walks throughout the country, but also plenty around Exmoor. Several of these have been written by our walking festival organiser.
The Exmoor National Park has a selection of Car Free Days Out, including Rides and Walks, where you use public transport and then take a linear walk back. There are also a selection of circular walks which you can take yourself to. You can find all these at www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/travel/Car-free-ideas.
Here are some local leaflets which might be useful and help you find out more about things to do and places to see.
- Tiverton leaflet, PDF 4564kb
- Watchet Town Guide, PDF 553kb
- Discover Dunster leaflet, PDF 4004kb
- Exmoor, things to do, places to see, PDF 1024kb, A3 2 sides
Coleridge Way information
The Coleridge Way is a 51 mile linear walk starting in Nether Stowey in Somerset and finishing in Lynmouth in Devon. It crosses the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor. The Coleridge Way website has full details, but here are some of the various leaflets which you can also get from its website.
Coleridge Way Bridleway information
The Coleridge Way is also a bridleway for horse-riders. It also starts in Nether Stowey and finishes in the horse centre of Exmoor at Exford. There is more information on this in the Coleridge Way website.
- Bridleway – Nether Stowey to Monksilver, PDF 38kb
- Bridleway – Monksilver to Luxborough, PDF 38kb
- Bridleway – Luxborough to Exford, PDF 40kb
- Advice to riders, PDF 24kb
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/porlock-vale-trails-village/id624540205?ls=1&mt=8, iPhone and iPad application
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frozenleopard.porlock, Android application