6 great walks in and around Exmoor National Park
PUBLISHED: 09:02 14 January 2020 | UPDATED: 09:02 14 January 2020
Nigel Malcolm Stone
A selection of walks in and around Exmoor from our archives.
Below Dunkery Beacon
Many people head to the highest point of Exmoor to enjoy the fantastic views, this walk heads for slightly lower ground along historic paths in the area around Cutcombe.
Head for the Exmoor coast and the National Trust's Holnicote Estate, you will cross a pebbly beach on Porlock Bay, birdwatching on Sparkhayes Marsh and a wealth of local history.
Winsford Hill and The Punchbowl
Set off from the pretty village of Winsford and learn how geological features can inspire local folklore with the legends of Dunkery Hill and The Punchbowl.
South West Coast Path
At 630 miles, the SWCP is the country's longest national trail and the Somerset section runs along the Exmoor coast for 16 miles from Minehead before crossing into Devon.
Head to the southern edge of the national park to Dulverton, described as the gateway to Exmoor. Look out for distant views of the famous Dunkery Beacon to the north as well as Court Down trig point.
Stogumber and Monksilver
Stogumber lies in the narrow channel that separates Exmoor and the Quantock Hills to the east, set off from here via set combination of paths and tracks to Monksilver which lies on the edge of the national park.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.