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Exmoor Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Exmoor walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

The great Exmoor walks listed below cater for walkers of all abilities from easy low-level and coastal walks to more demanding routes across the moors. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPX files. Included in the walks is a walk to the highest point in Exmoor at Dunkery Beacon with outstanding views to be enjoyed from the summit.

1750Dunkery Beacon (short ascent)easy/mod2.50
3391★☩Valley of Rocks frrom Lyntoneasy/mod3.80
3393★☩Great Hangman Hill from Combe Martineasy/mod4.30
1910Countisbury and Watersmeet from Lynmoutheasy/mod4.50
3729★☩Foreland Point from Barna Barrow (Countisbury)moderate5.00
3390★☩Heddon Valley from Woody Baymoderate5.30
3725★☩Selworthy Beacon from Selworthyeasy/mod5.50
2387Pinkery Pond Circulareasy/mod5.80
1222Winsford Hill & the Allotment from Winsfordmoderate6.00
2451Withypool & Barle Valley from Landacre Bridgeeasy/mod6.00
2154West Anstey Common from Mollandeasy/mod6.40
3386Barle Valley & Cow Castle from Simonsbatheasy/mod6.40
3394★☩Holdstone Down & Trentishoemoderate7.00
1860The River Barle and Withypool from Tarr Stepseasy/mod7.50
1220Dunkery Beacon from Wheddon Crossmoderate8.00
1669Anstey Gate & Hawkridge from Tarr Steps moderate8.20
1263The Doone Valley from Malmsmeadmoderate8.50
1221Selworthy Beacon & North Hill from Bossingtonmoderate8.50
1262Watersmeet & Foreland Point from County Gatemod/hard10.50
1727Shallowford, Hoar Oak Tree & The Chainsmoderate11.70

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Exmoor Guide

Walking in the Exmoor National Park, which lies in West Somerset and North Devon, includes a dramatic section of coast. Wild moorland dominates the high ground with Dunkery Beacon the highest point within the National Park. Wooded valleys or combes cut deep into this upland and provide another typical feature of the landscape. The coast includes some of the highest cliffs in the UK with easy access provided by the South West Coast National Trail.
Exmoor Walking Guide

Other walks in Britain - For a list of all the areas where walks are available go to the Main Walk Index.

Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details.

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