Exmoor Explorer Walks

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The Exmoor National Park Exmoor Explorer walks are a series of 10 shorter walks that showcase the best landscapes, wildlife and history that Exmoor has to offer.  Each route is easy to follow, with relatively gentle terrain and range from taking less than an hour to about two and a half hours for the longest.  Check out the overview video below!

Tough, water resistant route guides with added info for each walk a can be purchased online or from Exmoor National Park Centres at Dulverton, Dunster and Lynmouth.

We recommend the OS App from Ordnance Survey to use with these routes (it’s free –  although you can pay for content as well)

A quick overview of each of the 10 walks is below:

No.1 Doone Valley
Follow the mysterious Valley of the Doones to discover a deserted medieval village.

No.2 Dunkery Beacon
Enjoy some of England’s finest heather moorland and exceptional views from Exmoor’s highest point.

No.3 Dunster Village
Explore the medieval village of Dunster where every building has a tale to tell.

No.4 Haddon Hill
Great views of Wimbleball Lake and a good chance to see Exmoor Ponies.

No.5 Heddon’s Mouth
Follow the little River Heddon as tumbles through its deep valley to the wild smuggler’s cove.

No.6 Horner Woods
Explore some of the finest oak woodlands in England as you follow the deep combes of Exmoor.

No.7 Lynmouth and Watersmeet
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the Lyn valley along the East Lyn river upstream to where it meets Hoar Oak Water

No.8 Porlock Marsh
A wonderful level walk where the sea and land combine and the views change with the tide.

No.9 Simonsbath and Wheal Eliza
A great way to explore a classic Exmoor Valley without having to do much climbing.

No.10 Tarr Steps
Walk beside the River Barle as it flows through rich oak woodlands and under Exmoor’s famous clapper bridge.


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