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Top 5 walks on Exmoor

Exmoor has a number of stunning walks starting from popular villages like Dunster or Porlock guiding you past idyllic coastal scenery and rural countryside views. We have hand picked our top 5 favourite walks on Exmoor so you can start planning you walking holiday on Exmoor.

Tarrs Steps

Tarrs Steps in a 7 mile circular walk on Exmoor that follows the rivers as it meanders through the woodland. This charming walk is only 5 miles from Dulverton, in Withypool and is best known for the large slab rocks at the start and finish of the walk that creates a stepping stone bridge for those brave enough to cross it. There is a fantastic pub serving Sunday roasts and a range of brilliant pub classics to refuel after your Exmoor exploration. 

Lynmouth to Watersmeet

The Lynmouth circular to Watermeet starts in the coastal village of Lynmouth and climbs the hill towards Watersmeet. The walk can either follow the road up Countisbury Hill,  via the coastal route to Watersmeet or you can follow the river up and down the valley. There is a charming tea room at the half way point to rest your feet and recharge for the return journey. 

Dunkery Beacon near Wheddon Cross

The Dunkery Beacon walk starts in Wheddon Cross and continues for 8 miles of a circular route that crosses a varied Exmoor landscape of countryside paths and fields. The start of the walk is at Wheddon Cross Car Park with the highest point of the walk being at Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Dartmoor, from here you will continue across farmland to complete the circle walk across Exmoor. 

Porlock Weir Circular

Starting in the centre of Porlock, the 4 mile circle walk allows you to walk across the pebble beach of Porlock and past the marshland beside Porlock Weir. The circle walk allows you to take in scenic views of the coastal views looking out to the Bristol channels, the woodlands and the marshland. The walk will connect you from Porlock to Porlock Weir passing a fantastic pub in case you want to take a short break before continuing ahead.

Valley of the rocks

Valley of the Rocks is a coastal walk showcasing stunning views of both rural countryside, rocky hillside and the South West Coastal Path that follows the cliff front with waves crashing beneath you. The animals on this land climb the rocky hillside so look out for the mountain goats nessling against the cliff. There is a lovely tea room serving cream teas and sandwiches with outdoor furniture to be enjoyed in the warm summer sun. 

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