Walk 1860

The River Barle and Withypool from Tarr Steps

Nat Park - Exmoor

County/Area - Somerset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres

Grade - easy/mod

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.

Walk Description

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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

Exmoor National Park lies in West Somerset and North Devon including a dramatic section of coast. Wild moorland dominates the high ground with Dunkery Beacon the highest point within ... - More information

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