No-1   The Doone Valley

Follow the mysterious Valley of the Doones to discover a deserted medieval village.

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Route Info

The walk follows the valley of a small river known as Badgworthy Water, through fields, woodland and eventually moorland to the deserted medieval village of Badgworthy.  This area is known as “Doone Country” after the novel Lorna Doone which was set in this part of Exmoor. This is the longest of our Explorer walks, but the views and sense of tranquillity when you get to Badgworthy are worth the effort. Purchase a water and tear resistant route guide online or from an Exmoor National Park Centre.

Distance -  7.8 km (about 5 miles)  - Time -  about 2.5 Miles

Link to route on Ordnance Survey mapping

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Exmoor Explorers

This is one of our top ten shorter Exmoor walks. We have chosen our favourite walks to help you get a real feel for the wonderful landscape, history and wildlife of Exmoor National Park

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