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distance 8.18mi Vertical gain +1148ft Vertical drop -1148ft Durée 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Dulverton - Somerset

This Exmoor walk starts from Tarr Steps, a well-known beauty spot, and then continues through countryside of steep, green fields dotted with small farms. The route crosses West Ansley Common before returning to the start through the village of Hawkridge.

distance 18.9mi Vertical gain +1949ft Vertical drop -2799ft Durée 10h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Exford - Somerset

The final stage is a bit longer than the others but it is a pleasant walk without too many climbs. First of all, it retraces steps back to Withypool, then follows the River Barle to Simonsbath. From there it's over The Chains to meet the Tarka Trail and descend the Cheriton Ridge and along the East Lyn River to end up in Lynmouth.

distance 8.34mi Vertical gain +1188ft Vertical drop -1178ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cutcombe - Somerset

This Somerset walk visits the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon. Starting from Wheddon Cross, the highest village on Exmoor, the walk includes a variety of scenic interest including wooded combes and wild moorland.

Cow Castle by Pickedstones Farm from Simonsbath
distance 8mi Vertical gain +620ft Vertical drop -627ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Exmoor (Somerset) - Somerset

This beautiful circular walk in Exmoor National Park visits Cow Castle using paths to Picked Stones. The return way follows Two Moors Way along River Barle and goes across gorgeous hills and valleys.

distance 8.15mi Vertical gain +1148ft Vertical drop -1132ft Durée 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Selworthy - Somerset

Selworthy Beacon and North Hill are the main objectives of this walk from Bossington, Somerset. The route offers a variety of Exmoor scenery with coastal hills, views of high moors and the interesting village of Selworthy.

distance 15.1mi Vertical gain +1775ft Vertical drop -1608ft Durée 8h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Knowstone - Devon

Stage 8 takes us into Exmoor National Park and back to some high ground but mostly it's a riverside walk along the River Barle that is a tributary to the River Exe that flows all the way to the south Devon coast at Exmouth. The route goes over Tar Steps near Hawkridge and has the option of finishing at Withypool or continuing to Exford to stay at the YHA.

Wootton Courtenay and Timberscombe from Dunster
distance 8.39mi Vertical gain +1230ft Vertical drop -1247ft Durée 4h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Dunster - Somerset

This circular walk with ascends (one pretty steep!) and descents uses a section of Macmillan Way West with beautiful viewpoints from Grabbist and Knowle hills. Then, you will discover quiet villages and paths in Whits Wood before you go back to Dunster.

distance 7.18mi Vertical gain +807ft Vertical drop -804ft Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Brendon and Countisbury - Devon

Starting from Malmsmead, this walk in the Exmoor National Park includes sections in Devon and Somerset. The main focus of the route is areas associated with the Lorna Doone novels. However expect much more with valley and moorland walking in this excellent Exmoor walk.

Watersmeet by Ash Bridge and South Hill Common
distance 3.04mi Vertical gain +617ft Vertical drop -614ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This short circular walk with steep ascents and descents provides a good way to discover the beautiful river gorge at Watersmeet where Hoar Oak Water meets the East Lyn River. On your way, you will discover a lovely waterfall and viewpoints over the valley.

distance 4.28mi Vertical gain +873ft Vertical drop -840ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This Exmoor walk includes coast, valley and high level sections. Starting from Lynmouth, the route climbs to Contisubury before crossing high pastures to descend to Watersmeet. The return leg of the walk follows the River Lyn downstream to the coast.

Hollerday Hill, The Valley of Rocks and South Cleave from Lynton
distance 3.78mi Vertical gain +948ft Vertical drop -945ft Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This beautiful circular walk is perfect to discover the Valley of Rocks from several viewpoints. First, you will reach Hollerday Hill viewpoint before you go up to the South Cleave (steep section, avoid during wet conditions!). The views of these famous rocks from the paths which go to Lynton are gorgeous!

Holcombe Rogus and Great Western Canal
distance 2.97mi Vertical gain +92ft Vertical drop -92ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Holcombe Rogus - Devon

Holcombe Rogus is situated on the Devon/Somerset border with the town of Wellington to the east and Tiverton to the west. This walk takes in rural farm land, which includes the Grand Western Canal nearby and the Blackdown Hills to the south.

distance 6.85mi Vertical gain +1191ft Vertical drop -1175ft Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in West Quantoxhead - Somerset

This Somerset walk in the Quantock Hills provides some wonderful views of this beautiful part of Britain. The route follows well trodden paths and tracks for most the way. Choose a day with good visibility to make the most of this scenic walk.

Somerset’s Jurrasic Coast : Kilve & East Quantoxhead
distance 3.11mi Vertical gain +154ft Vertical drop -174ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kilve - Somerset

Along this coast, the dramatic cliffs are layered with blue, yellow and brown lias from the Lower Jurassic period embedded with fossils, particularly ammonites. The beach at Kilve is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Behind the coast, the Quantock Hills rise up at Quantoxhead. Across the Bristol Channel, there are fine views of South Wales, whilst further west along the coast behind Minehead is North Hill and Exmoor National Park.

Quantock Circular in Ramscombe Forest
distance 3.82mi Vertical gain +505ft Vertical drop -499ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Over Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through mixed woodland with some steep ascents.

Holdstone Hill and Heddon's Mouth Cleave
distance 7.61mi Vertical gain +1391ft Vertical drop -1404ft Durée 4h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Trentishoe - Devon

This interesting walk with ascents and descents close to Trentishoe is the perfect way to discover gorgeous viewpoints including Holdstone Hill or enjoy beautiful valleys along River Heddon and streams.

An easy stroll around Nynehead in Somerset
distance 2.41mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nynehead - Somerset

This is a very easy, West Somerset walk around Nynehead. If you're a fan of Industrial Heritage, this is a walk-through history lesson is tucked into the landscape surrounding the village; add in great views and a fairly level route and you have a near-perfect short ramble with lots of interest on the way.

Walking Lydeard Hill to Wills Neck ( Download : )
distance 2.63mi Vertical gain +259ft Vertical drop -266ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Bagborough - Somerset

A short easy stroll to the highest point of the Quantock Hills. Do choose a day with good visibility as the views in all directions are extensive.

distance 14.58mi Vertical gain +883ft Vertical drop -738ft Durée 7h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Morchard Bishop - Devon

There are basically two parts to the seventh stage; Morchard Bishop to Witherage and then Witherage to Knowstone, both 8 milers and through interesting Mid Devon agricultural landscape. We follow the River Datch for a while to reach Washford Pyne, then follow the Little Dart River. We meet the Ridge and Valley Walk at Witherage and, cross over the A 371.

Aisholt and Pepperhill Farm Circular
distance 4.92mi Vertical gain +735ft Vertical drop -738ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Over Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through woodland and farmland with occasional lane walking, taking in part of the Quantock Greenway. There are fine views across The Somerset Levels and the Bristol Channel to the Mendips and Glastonbury Tor.

Walking Plainfield to Wills Neck ( Download : )
distance 4.96mi Vertical gain +778ft Vertical drop -761ft Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Over Stowey - Somerset

This walk in the Quantock Hills takes you to Wills Neck the highest point in this Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty. There is a sharp climb to start before you start to enjoy the extensive views.

Walking Codden Hill ( Download : )
Codden Hill
distance 2.33mi Vertical gain +315ft Vertical drop -338ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bishop's Tawton - Devon

This short circular walk with ascents and descents close to Barnstaple provides a good way to explore Codden Hill which overlooks the surroundings valleys and River Taw Estuary.

Around & About Nether Stowey
distance 3.35mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 1h45
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

Starting from the centre of the village, this route makes a complete circuit of Nether Stowey with views over the village and the surrounding countryside and coast across to South Wales.

Nether Stowey to Holford and back
distance 8.01mi Vertical gain +1266ft Vertical drop -1247ft Durée 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

A circular day walk to The Plough Inn at Holford over the Quantocks, taking in part of the Coleridge Way, Walford’s Gibbet and Holford Combe with fine views of the Somerset Coast. There are some lengthy climbs and descents. Can get muddy in places.

Nether Stowey and Fiddington
distance 5.12mi Vertical gain +184ft Vertical drop -184ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through pastureland and country lanes to the tranquil village of Fiddington.

Through Nether Stowey, Friarn and Over Stowey
distance 3.56mi Vertical gain +512ft Vertical drop -499ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through pastureland, woodland and country lanes. Suitable for most weather conditions and seasons but stout footwear is essential. There are some stiles and two steep ascents.

Hawkridge Reservoir & Lime Kiln
distance 2.49mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -308ft Durée 1h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Spaxton - Somerset

A circular walk around Hawkridge Reservoir with opportunities for some bird watching. Then through mixed woodland and across high pasture with views across to the Mendips and Glastonbury Tor. The mile extension takes in a renovated limekiln and a viewpoint on Hawkridge Common.

Walking Quants Nature Reserve ( Download : )
distance 2.38mi Vertical gain +430ft Vertical drop -423ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Buckland - Somerset

Mosaic of relic heathy grassland and ancient and secondary woodland on the steep north-facing slope of Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

distance 6.24mi Vertical gain +758ft Vertical drop -741ft Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Honiton - Devon

Honiton town centre walk to Colwell Woods/Offwell Woods.

distance 6.52mi Vertical gain +1168ft Vertical drop -1155ft Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Tawton - Devon

A Dartmoor walk that includes the most north-easterly summit in the National Park which offers some fine views especially to the north. The route needs careful navigation at the start and in poor weather you need a good sense of direction and compass skills.

distance 10.36mi Vertical gain +1752ft Vertical drop -1732ft Durée 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Belstone - Devon

A demanding Dartmoor walk that requires careful navigation and preferably good weather. The route uses a section of the Tarka Trail, visits some ancient monuments and visits the summits of a number of granite tors.