Getting around Exmoor and the Quantock Hills
Do you use your car all year? Would you like to have a break without it? Well why not visit Exmoor and enjoy some time car free.
There are two ways of doing this. Either leave you car at home or come by car and spend your time exploring the area on foot, bike, horse, bus or train!
A perfect way to start getting ideas for visiting Exmoor without using your car is to visit the Explore Moor website. This has up-to-date information on public transport, timetables and car-free walks within the National Park devised and written by the Exmoor Walking Festival organiser. There is an interactive map to help you work out where everything is on the moor.
There are numerous local bus routes into the area such as
- Bridgwater to Minehead via Nether Stowey
- Taunton to Minehead / Dunster / Dulverton
- Tiverton to Minehead / Dunster / Dulverton
- Barnstaple to Lynton & Lynmouth
- Ilfracombe to Combe Martin / Lynton & Lynmouth.
The West Somerset Railway offers a great way to travel in a relaxed style along the vale between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park between Bishops Lydeard (bus link to Taunton) and the coast at Minehead.
Within the area bus services cross the moor between Dulverton and Minehead and along the coast between Minehead, Lynton & Lynmouth and Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple.
This is a local service provided for walkers and cyclists within the National Park and along the length of the Coleridge Way. You can arrange a bespoke pick up and drop off at a time to suit you between 8am and 8pm 7 days a week, enabling you to get transport from and to anywhere on Exmoor. You need to book your journey at least the day before. You can also use it to transfer your luggage on linear walks. For more information go to Moor Rover web site.
1st Call Exmoor Taxis est 1992. 4 or 7 Seater taxis available. Call 07826 212511 or 01643 863355. For prices, bookings & online payments go to 1stcallexmoortaxis.co.uk.