Exmoor Classics

Discover the heritage, landscapes and wildlife of Exmoor through 12 of our favourite longer walks.

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Exmoor National Park is the ideal place to explore the outdoors on foot. Discover the heritage, wildlife and communities through 12 of our favourite longer Exmoor walks. They'll take you along our rugged coast, across wild open moorland, and through our valleys and combes.

Tough, water resistant route guides with OS mapping and added info for each walk a can be purchased online or from Exmoor National Park Centres at Dulverton, Dunster and Lynmouth.

We recommend the OS App from Ordnance Survey to use with these routes (it's free -  although you can pay for content as well).

Classic set

  • Bossington Hill

    Take in panoramic views of the Exmoor coast, Porlock Vale and the hills around Dunkery Beacon before discovering some of the 40 miles of paths and bridleways that criss-cross Allerford and Selworthy Woods.
  • Combe Martin

    From Combe Martin climb to the highest point on Exmoorʼs 34-mile coast, before returning to the village via the lanes of Knap Down, where hundreds of feet beneath your feet lie some of the historic silver mines of Combe Martin.
  • Countisbury and Brendon

    Follow the Coleridge Way along the East Lyn River towards Lynmouth before returning to County Gate along the South West Coast Path and the unique landscape of Exmoor’s coastal woodlands.
  • Dulverton and Tarr Steps

    Explore the hills, ridges and moorland above Dulverton before returning to the town along the steeply sided and wooded valley of the River Barle.
  • Dunster and Bats Castle

    Discover an Iron Age Fort and England's tallest tree as you explore the hills and woodlands that surround the medieval village of Dunster.
  • Exford and Dunkery Beacon

    Ascend Exmoor's highest point, Dunkery Beacon, on this circular walk from the village of Exford.
  • Porlock Weir, Cullbone and Hawkcombe

    From Porlock Weir discover the hidden buildings of Ashley Combe and the smallest church in England before walking the length of a beautiful Exmoor combe through moorland and woodland to the village of Porlock.
  • Roadwater and the Brendon Hills

    Walking from the village of Roadwater on the Coleridge Way, take in the wonderful views over hills and combes of the Bristol Channel before returning to Roadwater along the line of the former West Somerset Mineral Railway.
  • The Chains

    Discover some of the remotest parts of Exmoor's open moorland as you encounter the mysterious Pinkery Pond, ancient burial mounds and the site of the 19th century Acland Arms inn at Moles Chamber used for distribution of brandy and other smuggled goods.
  • The Valley of Rocks

    Explore one of Exmoor's most iconic landscapes, with spectacular views at every turn, links to a literary past and a tale of a failed business empire that ended in disaster.
  • Winsford and the Punchbowl

    Walk from one of Exmoor's most beautiful villages to discover the captivating landscape features known as the Punchbowl.
  • Woody Bay and the Hunters Inn

    From Hunters Inn walk along old carriageways and the Southwest Coast Path as they lead you to an old Roman fort, the long-lost holiday resort of Woody Bay and stunning views of the Exmoor Coast.