Walking on Exmoor

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Walkers have a wide choice and variety of walks. With over 600 miles of rights-of-way, you are spoilt for choice; the South West Coast Path, walks across wild open moorland, strolls along hidden valley bottoms, alongside burbling streams and rushing rivers. Or imagine yourself walking back in history by exploring the country of Lorna Doone. Explore Exmoor using a long distance trail, or take a series of shorter walks at your own pace.

walking in exmoorCome anytime of year

Exmoor is beautiful in all seasons and weathers - a land of light and mystery! Since it's a living and varied landscape, each season has a different ambience and spectrum of views and colours. Even in winter the silhouettes of its majestic beach trees and its series of misty horizons are physically and mentally invigorating! It's a place just waiting to be explored and the Exmoor National Park maintains its 600 or so miles of rights-of-way in excellent order, with coloured squares or arrows for waymarking. Paths are never crowded; there is plenty of space for peace and quiet, and freedom from noise, pollution, crowds and traffic.

By exploring on foot you really enter into Exmoor and experience a different world - reminiscent of bygone eras, switch off, relax and have time to notice its wildlife and flowers, and each other.

The North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival

2nd - 9th May 2015

If you would like to walk with like-minded people, guided by friendly and knowledgeable guides, come on the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival which runs for 9 days over the May Day Bank Holiday. Click here to find out more www.exmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk.

Walking Guide

If you would like to hire a guide to take you on some of the best walks on Exmoor, with lots of local knowledge to impart, then we can recommend Richard Medland. He has been guiding walks in the area for many years as well as taking people on safaris, so knows Exmoor as well as anyone. View his advert here.

Walkers' Transport and Luggage Transfer

If you would like transport from and to anywhere on Exmoor then the Moor Rover service is perfect for you. They also will transfer your luggage on linear walks. To find out more go to the Moor Rover website.