Long distance trails
Exmoor boasts several long distance trails including part of the South West Coast Path National Trail. If you are challenging yourself to walk the full length of a trail, you will find many good places to stay in the villages along the route. For those wanting a day out, shorter walks can be made using the path network to form circular routes with parts of a trail.
The Coleridge Way
Walk 36 miles through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work.
South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path National Trail - 630 miles of superb coastal walking. From Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset it is the best way to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, wildlife and heritage.
The Two Moors Way
The Two Moors Way is a long-distance walking route between Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor, comprehensively waymarked except on the open moorland sections. It has a total length of 102 miles (163 km), making it an ideal week's walk.
Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon. Passing through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ first published in 1927.
Exe Valley Way
45 miles across Devon between the Exe Estuary and the heights of Exmoor; the route is partly waymarked, except in the urban areas and on Exmoor and passes through the city of Exeter and the market town of Tiverton, as well as Bampton and Dulverton.
A 102 mile fully waymarked branch of the main Macmillan Way, leaving the main path at Castle Cary in Somerset and heading across the Somerset Levels, the Quantocks and Exmoor, to Barnstaple on the North Devon coast.
Not really a route, but an event. This annual circumnavigation of the ancient Exmoor Royal Hunting Forest is one of the great Exmoor walking challenges.
This walk links the Cotswolds, the Mendips, the Polden Hills, the Quantocks, the Brendons, Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Coast.