Walks Exmoor

Walks Exmoor

Author: Richard Hallewell

Re-walked by: Ronnie Mealyou & Mike Lumb

The rewalk of Walks Exmoor was another victim of the Covid travel restrictions, but we finally managed to get round to it in July this year. This is a beautiful walking area. The name ‘Exmoor’ is derived from the area of grass and heather moorland surrounding the upper waters of the River Exe, but the definition has now been extended to include lower level farmland and woodland, as well as the area’s spectacular coastal scenery. The book covers the area comprising Exmoor National Park which was created in 1954.

The towns and villages within the Park are varied and picturesque, with winding main streets, fine architecture and numerous thatched buildings. The little village of Dunster is a particular gem.

The greatest density of walks in this guide is along the coast, which contains the bulk of the area’s most dramatic scenery and a continuous footpath – the South West Coast Path. Highlights include the well-known walk west from the little harbour of Lynmouth to the dramatic crags of the Valley of Rocks (see bottom left), as well as a section of the SWCP running across the steep slopes between Heddon’s Mouth and Woody Bay.

Changes required to the book were minimal. If you haven’t visited this area before, there is a great selection of varied walking and no shortage of places to enjoy some refreshments!

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