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 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 (or the link below if your browser doesn't show it properly). If you haven't visited before, be sure to read 'Introduction to the walks' and download the safety leaflet.
The Barle valley upstream from Simonsbath. © Stan Lester.
The Ramblers site here has some good advice about walking and coronavirus, and Exmoor National Park Authority has some specific information here. I also post occasional updates in the 'News and Updates' section. Please note that fewer walkers in spring 2020 and to some extent 2021 has led to some paths being overgrown with brambles, bracken and other growth, and some moorland tracks disappearing completely. Be prepared to fight your way through occasional encroaching vegetation, and spend more time finding routes on moorland walks.