About Winsford Hill and the Barle Valley

Winsford Hill is a charming heath-covered common. The three Bronze Age Wambarrows mark the highest point, with excellent views. It is a popular place to see the pure-bred Exmoor ponies and to view The Punchbowl, a unique geological feature of the hill. Below it, to the South West, runs the River Barle as if flows through the sheltered wooded valley and is crossed by the iconic Tarr Steps, an ancient ‘clapper’ bridge.  Classroom and field learning resources focus upon:



River morphology 

Cause and effects of flooding

Flora and Fauna

Bronze Age Landscapes. 

There are gentle walks on the hill and along the Rivel Barle to Tarr Steps. Parking for coaches and with facilities close by. 

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