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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.

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History of Lynmouth

Lynmouth Pavilion
7th Jul 2015 2:30pm
Join a local walk leader to discover more about Lynmouth's past and the changes ...
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Landscape of the Dead? - An exploration of the Chapman Barrows

SS 692 443 at the end of Parracombe Lane - please park carefully
8th Jul 2015 11:00am-3:00pm

Discovering Dunster's Hidden History

Dunster Castle NT car park GR 992 437
9th Jul 2015 2:00pm-4:30pm

Coast and Common from Barna Barrow - A Walk with Glorious Views

Barna Barrow car park. Grid Ref. 7528 4962
14th Jul 2015 2:00pm-4:30pm

Natural History Walk

Porlock Weir Centre adjoining the car park
21st May 2015 2:00pm-4:00pm

Dulverton Town Tour

Dulverton Heritage Centre
16th Jul 2015 4:00pm


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
Email: info@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk