Out and About Essentials


Rights of Way

Public rights of way are paths along which the public has a legal right to pass and repass.
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Horner Woods

Path News

All the latest news on path works, closures and recent openings.
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Sunrise at Larkbarrow

Access Land

Specific areas of land that are designated as 'Access Land' give people a right of access on foot for open air recreation.
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Broken sign

Report a Problem

Reports from members of the public about faults on public rights of way can be very helpful. Find out how to get in touch with us.
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Map Reading

Map Reading

To help you explore Exmoor with confidence, Ordnance Survey have filmed videos on Exmoor.
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Interactive Access Map

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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Dog at Tarr Steps


Users of a public rights of way are legally obliged to keep dogs under 'close control' but not necessarily on a lead.
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Tick - Ixodes ricinus

Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

It pays to be aware of the possibility of tick bites and their effects. This tells you all you need to know.
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Dog Walkers

Countryside Code

Always use the Countryside Code when exploring Exmoor, being respectful of access is very important.
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