Walking on Exmoor and the Quantock Hills

Exmoor and the Quantock Hills are an outstanding and highly varied walking region in the south-west of England, bordering the Bristol Channel and extending about 15 miles inland. 

The aim of this site and the companion book is to provide a comprehensive guide to walking in the region.  The emphasis is on longer walks (typically 7-12 miles), although there are a few shorter walks and plenty more included with the main walk descriptions as short-cuts and alternatives.  The walk instructions are provided as PDF files that can each be printed on a double-sided sheet of A4 paper, or downloaded to a phone or tablet. 

Use the menu on the left to navigate the site.  If you haven't visited before, be sure to read 'Introduction to the walks' and download the safety leaflet. 

The book (expected later in 2019) will provide a more in-depth introduction to the region.  It is designed to be used in conjunction with this site or with local maps, providing the possibility for many more routes than could be included in a conventional walking book.



27 river barle below simonsbath 1The Barle valley above Simonsbath.  © Stan Lester.