Exmoor National Park

Explore Exmoor £530

7th - 12th September


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 (M: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: North Hill-Bossington Hill-Porlock Weir (M:8mls/13Kms)

This scenic linear walk starts at North Hill with wonderful views of the Bristol Channel and Wales. We follow the Coastal Path to Selworthy Beacon and then onto Bossington Hill where we then take the Lynch Combe path,which circumnavigates Bossington Hill with breathtaking views of the coast line and Exmoor. On reaching Lynch Combe we then enter the National Trust Village of Bossington and continue to follow the Coastal Path across Porlock Marsh to the fishing village of Porlock Weir.

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 (M: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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