Two Exmoor Ponies grazing

Exmoor Walks

Exmoor National Park, nestled in the picturesque landscapes of southwest England, beckons outdoor enthusiasts to explore its rugged beauty on foot. With over 1,000 kilometres of footpaths and bridleways, Exmoor offers a diverse range of walking experiences for all levels of adventurers.

Viewing post at Heddons Mouth

Heddon Valley to Woody Bay walk

This scenic trail takes you on a journey through history, following an historic 19th-century carriageway and a segment of the South West Coast Path. As you traverse some of the highest and most dramatic cliffs in England, prepare to be awestruck by breathtaking views along the coast and across to Wales.

Time: 2.5 – 3 hours

Distance: 6 miles

Route: Challenging

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butterfly landing on flower

Exmoor’s most magical butterfly walk

Explore the Heddon Valley Butterfly Walk in Devon and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this enchanting coastal combe. As you traverse the deep woodland, follow the high cliff paths that offer captivating views across to Wales. Your mission? To spot one of the UK’s rarest butterfly gems: the high brown fritillary. This elusive beauty graces the landscape only during the months of June and July.

Time: 2-3 hours

Distance: 3 mile

Route: Moderate

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View of sea from Heddons Mouth

Gentle walk to Heddon’s Mouth

A serene stroll through ancient woodland alongside the murmuring River Heddon, until it embraces the sea, framed by England’s lofty cliffs. Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Heddon Valley offers a safe haven to a variety of wildlife including otters & rare butterflies. Heddon Valley is also where you will find a 19th century lime kiln on the beach.

Time: 1 hour

Distance: 2 mile

Route: Easy

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