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Walk 1860 - The River Barle and Withypool from Tarr Steps

Nat Park   Exmoor
County/Area   Somerset
AuthorLou Johnson
Length7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Ascent1500 feet / 455 metres
Gradeeasy/moderate

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The River Barle is a beautiful river that eventually joins the River Exe south of Dulverton. This Somerset walk explores east bank of the river before visiting the attractive village of Withypool. The return route takes to the higher ground offering excellent views over the rolling countryside of this part of the Exmoor National Park.


 

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series.

OS ExplorerSheet OL9
OS LandrangerSheet 180

Note : If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

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Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.
 


AREA INFORMATION

Exmoor NP
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