Walks on western Exmoor

Loc 2 1This page covers the area to the west of Exford, including the high moorland around Simonsbath and the western fringes of inland Exmoor.  Click next to the pdf icon to download the route.  Several of the walks in this area include open moorland without well-defined paths.  Read the Walk safetysafety information, and click Map symbolsMap symbols for a key to the maps in the walk instructions. 

29 Malmsmead and Badgworthy  2929   ♦♦ 6.1 or 4.8 mile circular, moorland

30 Malmsmead, Great Tom’s Hill and Oare  3030   ♦♦ 7.8 mile circular, moorland

31 Brendon Common  3131  ♦♦ 6 or 4.1 mile circular, moorland

32 Around Parracombe  3232  ♦♦ 5.1 mile circular

33 Wistlandpound Reservoir and Bratton Fleming  3333   ♦♦ 8 mile circular

34 Whitefield Down  3434  ♦♦ 5.8 mile circular

35 Brayford and Hole Water  3535  ♦♦ 5.6 or 4.3 mile circular

36 Challacombe and the Long Stone  3636  ♦♦♦ 8.2 mile circular, moorland

37 Pinkery Pond and Moles Chamber  3737  ♦♦ 5.9 mile circular, moorland

38 Simonsbath, Pinkery Pond and Cornham Ford  3838   ♦♦♦/♦♦♦♦ 10 mile circular, moorland

39 The upper Exe valley, Larkbarrow and Lanacombe  3939  ♦♦♦ 11 mile circular, moorland

40 Simonsbath to Lynmouth  4040   ♦♦♦ 9.8 mile linear, arrange own transport

41 Simonsbath and Cow Castle  4141   ♦♦ 6.8 mile circular

42 Simonsbath to Exford via Cow Castle and Withypool  4242  ♦♦♦ 9.3 mile linear, arrange own transport or walk 43

43 Exford to Simonsbath via Larkbarrow  4343  ♦♦♦ 11.5 mile linear, moorland, arrange own transport or walk 42

44 Exford and Withypool  4444   ♦♦ 8 mile circular

45 Withypool, Landacre Bridge and Porchester’s Post  4545   ♦♦♦ 8.2 mile circular, moorland

46 Landacre Bridge, Sherdon Water and Cow Castle  4646   ♦♦♦ 9.3 mile circular

 

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 Exford; Pinkery Pond; River Barle below Simonsbath. All © Stan Lester.