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Updates about ongoing projects and information about paths which are temporarily closed can be found by clicking on the links below.



Lynmouth's Woodside Bridge was successfully returned to its rightful place yesterday, following a £65K fundraising drive led by the community.
7 May 2020
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Contractors working with Exmoor National Park Authority will early next week begin site preparations ready for the replacement of Woodside Bridge near Lynmouth at the end of the month.
9 April 2020
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Ahead of the Easter weekend, Exmoor National Park Authority along with the Exmoor Hill Farming Network is reminding people to stay close to home during the coronavirus pandemic and to take extra care when exercising on public rights of way that pass near farms or homes.
9 April 2020
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Rights of Way & Access Annual Report 2018-19

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Achieved an ‘Ease of Use’ assessment score of 93%
  • Successfully completed 6 major works – many from Headwaters of Exe project funding.
  • Surveyed nearly 40% of the path network to proactively assess signage and furniture to repair and replace where necessary, including 138 bridge inspections
  • Fields Services team made 1150 signs/ signposts, 138 gates, cleared 186 fallen trees and cut back 500km of paths as well as many other achievements.
  • A fantastic effort from our Path Watcher volunteers, surveying paths in 17 Parishes and adding up to 633 hours.

Useful Links


Changes to the Path Network: Public Path Orders

Path Closures

Up and coming Recreational Events

Somerset County Council Interactive Map: Logging issues on Rights of Way

Devon County Council: Interactive Map of Rights of Way