New Exmoor Classic Walks launched

Exmoor Classic walks

Exmoor National Park Authority has published a new collection of 'Classic' walks that offer visitors and locals alike a chance to explore the beauty of Exmoor and all that makes it special.

The Exmoor Classic walks are a series of twelve longer self-guided walks that take participants through some of the most iconic and breath-taking landscapes of Exmoor. Each walk has been carefully selected to showcase the very best of the area, from the rolling hills and sweeping vistas to the rugged coastline and hidden valleys.

The new collection follows the launch of the popular and acclaimed Exmoor Explorer walks, a collection of ten shorter walks, which were launched as Exmoor reopened post lockdown in Spring 2021. Later this year a new range more accessible 'Exmoor Strolls' will be published to complete the National Parks collection of top walks.

"We are thrilled to be launching the Exmoor Classic walks," said Dan James, Rural Enterprise Manager at Exmoor National Park Authority.

“Exmoor is a truly special place, and walking remains by far the most popular activity. We believe that these walks will offer people a chance to explore more of the National Park and learn more about the history, wildlife and communities of the area. We hope that like the Explorers these walks will inspire people to explore more of the National Park and discover all that it has to offer and lead to a greater love and care of this special place, spreading the benefits for all.”

The Exmoor Classic walks range from 4.5miles to 12.5miles and are spread across the National Park including:

  • Bossington Hill – 6.5miles
  • Combe Martin and Great Hangman – 4.5miles
  • Countisbury and Brendon – 10miles
  • Dulverton and Tarr Steps – 12.5miles
  • Dunster and Bats Castle – 6.5miles
  • Exford and Dunkery Beacon – 11miles
  • Porlock Weir, Culbone and Hawkcombe – 10miles
  • Roadwater and the Brendon Hills – 8 miles
  • The Chains – 5.5miles
  • The Valley of Rocks – 5miles
  • Winsford and the Punchbowl – 7miles
  • Woody Bay and Hunters Inn – 5.5miles

Summary information and digital mapping are available free of charge from Tough water and tear resistant route guides with OS maps and added information are available for just £1 each from Exmoor National Park Centres, and a boxed set of all 12 routes can be purchased from Centres and online for the special price of £10.

Published: 25 April 2023

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