Exmoor National Park

Explore Exmoor £505

21st - 26th July


Explore Exmoor

This walking holiday will give you the opportunity to explore part of the contrasting countryside of the Exmoor National Park with its deep wooded combes, farmland, grass and heather moors as well as the magnificent coastline.

The National Park comprises 267 square miles of which two-thirds lies in West Somerset and one third in North Devon. On our walks we will look for red deer and exmoor ponies that roam the moor.

Your accommodation for this holiday will be spent at the Simonsbath House Hotel, dating back to 1654 in the quiet village of Simonsbath with lovely views over the River Barle and the distant moors. This location provides a wonderful setting for walkers who wish to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the English Countryside.


Your Programme

Day 1:


Day 2:Withypool and Tarr Steps (E:8mls/13Kms)

This well-known walk along the River Barle to Tarr Steps starts at the village of Withypool. The walk takes us along some of the loveliest stretches of the river. We cross over the medieval clapper bridge of Tarr Steps and make our way onto Withypool Common. We cross the common and return back to the village.

Day 3: Selworthy-BossingtonHill (M:7.5mls/11.5Kms)

This scenic walk starts at the picturesque village of Selworthy.We make our way through woodland to Selworthy Beacon and along the Coast Path, with wonderful views across the Bristol Channel and over to Dunkery Beacon. We continue to descend Bossington Hill and make our way to the attractive villages of Bossington, Allerford and back to Selworthy.

Day 4: Lorna Doone Country-Malmsmead - Badgworthy Valley (M: 8mls/ 13Kms)

This walk explores the valley of Badgworthy Water. It offers outstanding walking through rock-strewn streams, bracken covered combes and open moorland whilst also visiting Oare Church where in the novel Lorna Doone was shot.

Day 5: Dunkery Beacon- Horner-Porlock (E:8mls/13kms)

This linear walk starts at Webbers Post and leads us to the top of Dunkery Beacon which at 519m is the highest point on Exmoor. We follow the moorland ridge until it dips down into Bagley Combe. The route continues along the East Water valley through woodland to the village of Horner and onto Porlock.

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