BBC Countryfile’s John Craven unveiled an iconic new statue “The Walker” on Exmoor on 8 May.
Standing proudly on The Esplanade in Lynmouth the larger-than-life statue extends his hand in greeting providing a perfect photo opportunity at the end of a long walk, a short stroll or just to say 'Wish you were here' on Exmoor.
Designed and constructed by local craftsman Richard Graham, the statue has been made from reinforced 8mm marine quality stainless steel wire, providing a sturdy landmark yet still allowing beautiful views of the ocean.
"The Walker” marks the end of the long-distance Coleridge Way as well as indicating the closing stage of The Two Moors Way and also pinpoints where both these walks intersect with the South West Coast Path; the UK’s longest national trail. Its position at the conjunction of these long-distance trails celebrates the sheer choice of walks available in the area and highlights Exmoor as a premier walking destination.
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The Coleridge Way: Walk 51 miles in the footsteps of the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and on Exmoor, Lynmouth to the sea.
The Two Moors Way spans 102 miles from Ivybridge on the southern boundary of Dartmoor National Park to Lynmouth on the North Devon Coast in Exmoor National Park. A Coast to Coast walk can be added by starting at Wembury on the South Devon coast adding around 15 miles.
The South West Coast Path covers 630 miles of superb coastline from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset making it the longest National Trail in the UK.