Released: May 2015
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 220 x 120mm
Author: Sue Robinson
Walks for all Ages Exmoor features 20 circular walks of up to 7.5 miles, suitable for all the family, that have been carefully chosen to show a snapshot of all that the region has to offer.
Describing the local area at the start of each walk, Sue Robinson then provides a detailed description of the walk with snippets of information as you go along.
Including Ordnance Survey mapping and superbly priced at just £5.99, Walks for all Ages - 20 Circular Walks in Exmoor is the perfect accompaniment for a stroll in the area.
Walk 01. Molland Common (3 miles)
Walk 02. Holdstone Down – Combe Martin (2¼ miles)
Walk 03. Combe Martin – Great Hangman (4 miles)
Walk 04. Heddon’s Mouth (2 miles or 6 miles)
Walk 05. Lynmouth – Watersmeet (6 miles or 4 miles)
Walk 06. Lynton – Valley of the Rocks (3 miles)
Walk 07. Parracombe – Holwell Castle (2¾ miles)
Walk 08. Pinkery Pond – Chains Barrow (4 miles)
Walk 09. Simonsbath – Cow Castle (7½ miles)
Walk 10. Tarr Steps – River Barle (2½ miles)
Walk 11. Exford – Room Hill (5 miles)
Walk 12. Dunkery Beacon (2½ miles or 3½ miles)
Walk 13. Dulverton Valley (4 miles)
Walk 14. Wimbleball Lake – Haddon Hill (6½ miles)
Walk 15. Selworthy – Bury Castle (3 miles)
Walk 16. Horner Woods – Granny’s Ride (3 miles)
Walk 17. Wheddon Cross (3 miles or 3½ miles)
Walk 18. Dunster – Tallest Tree Walks (4¼ miles or 2½ miles)
Walk 19. Minehead – Jim’s Path (2¼ miles)
Walk 20 . Porlock Weir – Culbone (5 miles)
Exmoor National Park comprises 267 square miles (692 square kilometres), of which two thirds lies in West Somerset and one third in North Devon, and it has been a National Park for over 60 years. About 7 per cent is owned and managed by the National Park Authority, with the remainder owned by the National Trust, the Crown Estate and private landowners. The National Park includes the Brendon Hills and the East Lyn Valley and is edged by the Bristol Channel.
Exmoor is one of the most attractive National Parks in England and Wales. It offers wonderful unspoilt and contrasting scenery to the visitor who likes to explore, with its beautiful coastline, moors and valleys. There are over 600 miles (1,000 km) of rights of way which honeycomb the area. These are well signposted, and whether you are a casual or a serious walker this park can be enjoyed by everyone.
Exmoor was once a Royal Forest and hunting ground, which was sold off in 1818. Several areas within the Exmoor National Park have been declared Sites of Special Scientific Interest due to their flora and fauna. We must not forget the wild Exmoor ponies and the red deer which roam the moors and valleys. The beautiful rocky headlands, ravines, waterfalls and towering cliffs gained the Exmoor coast recognition as a Heritage Coast. The huge waterfalls and caves along this dramatic coastline are enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Exmoor National Park has also been awarded ‘International Dark Sky Reserve’ status.
There are two main rivers which rise on Exmoor within a few miles of each other on the Chains just above Simonsbath: the Rivers Exe and Barle. They both travel across the Park and meet at Dulverton, where the river then becomes known as the River Exe and continues on to enter the sea at Exmouth. There are many attractive villages, some nestling in the valleys and others located on the coast, forming attractive small fishing harbours.
Exmoor is a wonderful place to explore the great outdoors whether you are an experienced walker or someone who prefers a short stroll. Please respect the countryside as it is a working environment and has a fantastic variety of wildlife and fauna for all to enjoy.