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Shallowford, Hoar Oak Tree & The Chains
Introduction to Walk 1727

Photo from the walk - Shallowford, Hoar Oak Tree & The Chains

Nat Park - Exmoor

County/Area - Devon

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 11.7 miles / 19 km

Ascent - 1350 feet / 409 metres

Time - 7 hours 10 minutes

Grade - moderate

A Devon walk exploring the Chains, one of the wildest sections of moorland in Exmoor. The route needs careful navigation especially in poor visibility and can be wet underfoot. The scenery is varied and typical of this part of Exmoor. The walk follows sections of three long distance paths. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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