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From high moorland to deep wooded valleys and the open coast -  find your perfect walk.

Specially selected to help you explore some of the best of Exmoor.

Exmoor Explorer walks

Our Exmoor Explorer walks are a series of 10 shorter walks that showcase the best landscapes, wildlife and history that Exmoor has to offer.  Each route is easy to follow, with relatively gentle terrain and range from taking less than an hour to about two and a half hours for the longest.  You can view a video preview and access digital mapping for each route below.

Tough, water resistant route guides with 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)

Leaflets for all walks

  • Doone Valley

    Follow the valley of a small river known as Badgworthy Water, through fields, woodland and eventually moorland to the deserted medieval village of Badgworthy.
  • Dunkery Beacon

    This route starts from the car park next to the bridge at the bottom of Dunkery Hill and takes you on a triangular route up to the summit of Exmoor’s highest point
  • Dunster Village

    Starts from Dunster Steep car park next to the Dunster National Park Centre. From here it takes you past the castle and along to Gallox bridge then back through this beautiful village.
  • Haddon Hill

    Begin at Haddon Hill car park in the south eastern corner of Exmoor. From here you head west up the hill to the top where you can enjoy amazing views.
  • Heddon's Mouth

    Follow the little River Heddon as it tumbles through its deep valley to the wild smuggler's cove.
  • Horner Woods

    This beautiful woodland walk starts from the National Trust car park, takes you along the eastern side of Horner Water, then crosses the stream and takes you up to a viewpoint over the wooded valley.
  • Lynmouth and Watersmeet

    Enjoy a beautiful walk through the Lyn valley along the East Lyn river upstream to where it meets Hoar Oak Water
  • Porlock Marsh

    This coastal walk starts from Porlock and takes you along the boardwalk, showing you the strange and haunting landscape of Porlock Marsh with great views out to sea.
  • Simonsbath and Wheal Eliza

    The route starts at the car park in Simonsbath and takes you along the beautiful upland valley of the River Barle to the mysterious Wheal Eliza.
  • Tarr Steps

    This coastal walk starts from Porlock and takes you along the boardwalk, showing you the strange and haunting landscape of Porlock Marsh with great views out to sea.