Long Distance Routes

Some of the UK's finest long distance routes pass through Exmoor National Park. These well planned and waymarked trails are perfect for exploring in sections or as part of a longer walking trip.

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

The South West Coast Path National Trail

Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beauty spot, or to embark on the challenge of hiking the entire route from Somerset's Minehead on the edge of Exmoor around to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset.

Visit the South West Coast Path website for more

distant view of hillside ridge by the sea

The Coleridge Way

Walk 51 miles in the footsteps of the Romantic Poets  through the stunning Somerset and Devon countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work. Or ride 34 miles from Nether Stowey to Exford.

Visit the excellent new Coleridge Way Website for all the details and an interactive route guide.

Signpost showing distances to locations

The Two Moors Way

The Two Moors Way (also known as the Devon Coast to Coast) is a long-distance walking route between Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park and Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor National Park, comprehensively way-marked except on the open moorland sections. It has a total length of 102 miles (163 km), making it an ideal week's walk.

You can download an information leaflet or visit the Two Moors Way website.

Walker on a footpath on the two Moors Way

The Tarka Trail

180 miles through the north Devon countryside on a figure of eight circuit. Although most famous for the stunning cycleway section that runs between Braunton and Meeth in North Devon, this trail inspired by the writings of Henry Williamson also has a section that links Barnstaple and the Exmoor Coast.

Visit the Tarka Trail website.

Coast path Tarke trail finger post