Self Guided Exmoor

Bath and West Country Walks

Discover Exmoor  £225pp £75ss

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Discover Exmoor

Exmoor National Park comprises 267 square miles of which two thirds lies in West Somerset and one third in North Devon. Our walking holidays will give you the opportunity to explore the contrasting countryside with its deep wooded coombs,farmland, grass and heather moors as well as the magnificent coastline.

The walks take you along parts of the South West Coastal Path, Two Moors Way. We look for Red Deer and Exmoor ponies that roam the moors. We visit the magnificent Valley of the Rocks and Woody Bay with wonderful views across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast.

Your accommodation for these holidays will be at the Simonsbath House Hotel in the tranquil village of Simonsbath, 10 miles from Lynmouth and an ideal location for walkers.

Your own transport is required to enjoy this holiday.

Your Programme

Day 1:

Arrive

Day 2: Lynton- Valley of the Rocks (M:7mls/11kms)

From Lynton the path takes you along the coast and through the scenic wonder of the Valley of the Rocks. The route then takes you inland across the moor and then follows Hoaroak Water through woodland to meet the East Lyn at Watersmeet. We then follow the river back to Lynmouth.

Day 3: Simonsbath -River Barle (M:7.5mls/12kms)

This circular walk starts from the Hotel at Simonsbath and takes you through Birchcleave Wood across pasture land and onto open moorland before dropping down to follow the beautiful River Barle back to Simonsbath passing prehistoric earthworks and the ruins of a 19C copper mine.

Day 4: Woody Bay - Heddon Mouth (M:6.5mls/10.5kms)

A walk which starts at Woody Bay and takes you along the coastal path with magnificent views out to sea. The route then takes you through woodland and along the River Heddon valley to the mouth of the river  and the picturesque beach.You return along the coastal path back to Woody Bay.

Day 5: Exford- Room Hill (M:6miles/10Kms)

This walk takes you along the banks of a most attractive stretch of the Exe Valley to the south of the village of Exford. The first half of the route climbs over Road Hill and Room Hill, high above the valley, before descending to cross the river at Nethercote and back to Exford.

Day 6:

Depart