From high moorland to deep wooded valleys and the open coast - find your perfect walk.
Exmoor Explorer walks
Our Exmoor Explorer walks are a series of 10 shorter walks that showcase the best landscapes, wildlife and history that Exmoor has to offer. Each route is easy to follow, with relatively gentle terrain and range from taking less than an hour to about two and a half hours for the longest. You can view a video preview and access digital mapping for each route below.
Tough, water resistant route guides with added info for each walk a can be purchased online or from Exmoor National Park Centres at Dulverton, Dunster and Lynmouth.
We recommend the OS App from Ordnance Survey to use with these routes (it's free - although you can pay for content as well)
Follow the valley of a small river known as Badgworthy Water, through fields, woodland and eventually moorland to the deserted medieval village of Badgworthy.
This route starts from the car park next to the bridge at the bottom of Dunkery Hill and takes you on a triangular route up to the summit of Exmoor’s highest point
Starts from Dunster Steep car park next to the Dunster National Park Centre. From here it takes you past the castle and along to Gallox bridge then back through this beautiful village.
Begin at Haddon Hill car park in the south eastern corner of Exmoor. From here you head west up the hill to the top where you can enjoy amazing views.
The route starts from the National Trust car park near The Hunter’s Inn and takes you along the River Heddon, through woodland to the sea, seen between England’s highest cliffs
This beautiful woodland walk starts from the National Trust car park, takes you along the eastern side of Horner Water, then crosses the stream and takes you up to a viewpoint over the wooded valley
Lynmouth and Watersmeet
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the Lyn valley along the East Lyn river upstream to where it meets Hoar Oak Water
This coastal walk starts from Porlock and takes you along the boardwalk, showing you the strange and haunting landscape of Porlock Marsh with great views out to sea.
Simonsbath and Wheal Eliza
The route starts at the car park in Simonsbath and takes you along the beautiful upland valley of the River Barle to the mysterious Wheal Eliza.