Getting Around Exmoor

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Getting around Exmoor National Park without a car is possibly the best way to appreciate the iconic scenery and dramatic landscapes of the area.

Jump to: Bus travel, Rail travel, Walking, Cycling, Riding

Bus Travel

Exmoor National Park is served by a number of different bus routes. A summary of services operating primarily within the National Park can be found below.

Key - Destinations in bold are within Exmoor National Park. Destinations in (brackets) are not served on all journeys.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information no responsibility can be taken for any inaccuracies or changes. Please call Travel Line for up to the minute information on services - 0871 200 22 33.

Exmoor Coaster (First - Adventures by Bus) -  (open top)

Route - Minehead, Allerford, Porlock, Culbone, County Gate, Countisbury, Lynmouth.
Some journeys will also include a feeder link from Watchet, Blue Anchor, and Dunster Steep to Minehead.

7 days a week all year - Summer service: 7 journey's a day (8 on weekends / school holidays). Winter service: 2 services a day (3 services weekends and school holidays).

10 Service (Riddlers)

Route Minehead, Selworthy, Porlock, Porlock Weir

All year. Monday - Saturday.

198 service (AtWest)

Route - Dulverton, Bridgetown, Wheddon Cross, Exford, Timberscombe, Dunster, Minehead

All year. Monday - Saturday.      

309/310 Service (Filers)

Route - Barnstaple, (Arlington),  Blackmoor Gate, Parracombe, Woody Bay Station, Barbrook, Lynton, Lynmouth

All year. Monday – Saturday

467 service (Ridlers) - Dulverton, Bridgetown, Winsford, Exford, Wheddon Cross, Timberscombe, Minehead

Mon -Fri (term time only)

678 service (Exmoor Community Bus)

Route - Dulverton, Brushford, Exebridge, Bury, Upton, Brompton Regis, Timberscombe, Minehead

All year. Thursday.

Rail Travel

There is no mainline rail in the National Park.

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a water powered funicular connecting the twin resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth. Open Mid February - November.

The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway currently operates a 1 mile section between Woody Bay and Killington Lane.

The Tarka Line between Barnstaple and Exeter links with the 309/301 bus services, whilst mainline trains to Taunton are linked to Minehead by the 28 service.


With over 985kms of Rights of Way Exmoor is a walker's paradise. From long distant footpaths such as the South West Coast Path, the Coleridge Way and the Two Moors Way to all ability woodland trails Exmoor has something for everyone.

The car free walks section of this website provides you with a number of route guides for you to download for free and experience without the car.

You can download and view a range of walks from our walking map.

You can also get your luggage carried whilst you walk through the luggage transfer company.


Exmoor has something to offer cyclists of all interests and abilities. You can follow the treads of the professionals along routes used by the Tour of Britain, explore off road with a stunning network of bridleways and lanes or simply take a relaxing ride down quiet lanes and forest tracks. For further information visit our Road Cycling and Mountain Biking pages.


Exmoor has a well earned reputation as one of the best horse riding spots in the country including coastal bridleways, beautiful heather moorlands, and steeply wooded valleys. Over half of the extensive public rights of way network is classified as bridleway and there are numerous stables and riding schools across Exmoor. Riding can be a great way to explore some of the remoter and more wild parts of the National Park such as the Doone Valley.