Walking on Exmoor

Whether you are an experienced walker or someone who prefers a short stroll, Exmoor National Park is the ideal place to explore the outdoors on foot. With over 1000km of footpaths and bridleways, through oak woodlands, alongside tumbling rivers and across open heather-covered moorland, the variety is endless. Some of the country's finest long distance routes pass through our National Park, or you can plan your own adventure to explore this unique landscape.

Coleridge Way

Long Distance Routes

Some of the UK's finest long distance routes pass through Exmoor, Including the South West Coast Path and the Coleridge Way 
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Walking Map

Exmoor Walking Map

Explore some of our favourite walks through the unique landscape of Exmoor, from  the more accessible to all day epics.  
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Out and about

Out and About Essentials

All the information you need to help you enjoy Exmoor safely and responsibly.  Dogs, way-marking, Access Land and more.

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map reading

Map Reading with Simon King 

To help you explore Exmoor with confidence, Ordnance Survey have teamed up with Simon King to film these excellent videos on Exmoor.

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access and recreation

Access and Recreation Map

Discover all of our Public Rights of Way and Permissive Paths on Exmoor, and find somewhere new to explore!

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walkers are welcome

All Walkers are Welcome

Exmoor is justly regarded as one of the finest areas for walking in the UK. Three of our local communities have been granted official "Walkers Are Welcome" status.

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Here are some upcoming guided walks on Exmoor. Or you can browse all events here

Click on individual events for more information. To help you decide whether a walk is suitable for your level of fitness and mobility we grade them by a simple grading system as below. We hope that the information is correct but each organisation is responsible for their own listings

Easy Going Stroll - guided walks at a very gentle pace for up to about 2 hours. More accessible locations that are likely to be suitable for many less mobile people, younger children, pushchairs and wheelchair users.

Stroll - usually up to two hours at an easy pace. Likely to be suitable for many children and slower walkers.

Walk - for more experienced or fitter walkers. Open moor or steep or rough ground may be covered in walks that vary in length and type of terrain.


High Brown Fritillary Walk

Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
10th Jun 2017 10:30am - 30th Jun 2017 3:30pm
Heddon Valley is home to some of the rarest butterflies in the country, includin...
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Avill Valley Vistas - A Guided Walk

Outside The Lion Inn, Timberscombe GR 962422
24th Jun 2017 10:30am-2:30pm

Butterfly and Nature Stroll

Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
27th Jun 2017 12:00pm-2:00pm

Yellowcombe and Winsford - A Guided Walk

Car park in centre of Winsford GR 905348
29th Jun 2017 10:00am-1:00pm

Dulverton Heritage Tour

Dulverton Heritage Centre
29th Jun 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm

Beautiful Butterflies

Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
5th Jul 2017 11:00am-1:00pm

We are here to help

If you have any other questions or concerns about Public Rights of Way or the other work of the National Park Authority please get in touch with our Rangers, or contact our Main Office:

Exmoor National Park Authority
Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9HL
Tel: 01398 323665