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Getting Around Exmoor

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Getting around Exmoor National Park without a car is possibly the best way to appreciate the iconic scenery and dramatic landscapes of the area.

Jump to: Bus travel, Rail travel, Walking, Cycling, Riding


Bus Travel

Exmoor National Park is served by a number of different bus routes. A summary of services operating primarily within the National Park can be found below.  For up to date information please contact Travel Line on 0871 200 22 33.

Service

Route

Availability

Operator
10 serviceMinehead, Selworthy, Porlock, Porlock WeirAll year. Monday - Saturday.Buses of Somerset
198 service

Dulverton, Bridgetown, Wheddon Cross, Exford, Timberscombe, Dunster, Minehead

All year. Monday - Saturday.C/O Somerset County Council

300  Exmoor Coastal Link

Minehead, Allerford, Porlock, Culbone, County Gate, Countisbury, Lynmouth
(Please note concessionary bus passes are not accepted on this route)

Awaiting details of summer 2017 operation

Quantock Motors

300 Service 

Illfracombe, Combe Martin,Blackmoor Gate, Lynton, Lynmouth, Porlock, Minehead

Awaiting details of summer 2017 operation

Filers

309/310 Service

Barnstaple, (Arlington),  Blackmoor Gate, Parracombe, Woody Bay Station, Barbrook, Lynton, Lynmouth

All year. Monday - Saturday

Filers

678 service

Dulverton, Brushford, Exebridge, Bury, Upton, Brompton Regis, Timberscombe, Minehead

All year. Thursday.

Exmoor Community Bus

MoorRover

Demand responsive service operating across Exmoor National Park where other bus services are not available. Also serves the Coleridge Way.

All year, 7 days a week.

AtWest

Key - Destinations in bold are within Exmoor National Park. Destinations in (brackets) are not served on all journeys.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information no responsibility can be taken for any inaccuracies or changes. Please call Travel Line for up to the minute information on services - 0871 200 22 33.



Rail Travel

There is no mainline rail in the National Park.

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a water powered funicular connecting the twin resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth. Open Mid February - November.

The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway currently operates a 1 mile section between Woody Bay and Killington Lane.


Walking

With over 985kms of Rights of Way Exmoor is a walker's paradise. From long distant footpaths such as the South West Coast Path, the Coleridge Way and the Two Moors Way to all ability woodland trails Exmoor has something for everyone.

The car free walks section of this website provides you with a number of route guides for you to download for free and experience without the car.

You can download and view a range of walks from our walking map

You can also get your luggage carried whilst you walk either through the luggage transfer company or the MoorRover.


Cycling

Exmoor has something to offer cyclists of all interests and abilities. You can follow the treads of the professionals along routes used by the Tour of Britain, explore off road with a stunning network of bridleways and lanes or simply take a relaxing ride down quiet lanes and forest tracks. For further information visit our Road Cycling and Mountain Biking pages.


Riding

Exmoor has a well earned reputation as one of the best horse riding spots in the country including coastal bridleways, beautiful heather moorlands, and steeply wooded valleys. Over half of the extensive public rights of way network is classified as bridleway and there are numerous stables and riding schools across Exmoor. Riding can be a great way to explore some of the remoter and more wild parts of the National Park such as the Doone Valley.