The Doone Valley from Malmsmead

Introduction to Walk 1263

Photo from the walk - The Doone Valley from Malmsmead

Nat Park - Exmoor

County/Area - Devon & Somerset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 1395 feet / 423 metres

Grade - moderate

Starting from Malmstead, this walk in the Exmoor National Park includes sections in Devon and Somerset. The main focus of the route is areas associated with the Lorna Doone novels. However expect much more with valley and moorland walking in this excellent Exmoor walk. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Exmoor NP

Exmoor National Park lies in West Somerset and North Devon including a dramatic section of coast. Wild moorland dominates the high ground with Dunkery Beacon the highest point within ... - More information

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Accommodation Nearby

The Exmoor Forest Inn
Simonsbath, Exmoor
5.4 miles / 8.7 km away
Quarry Cottage Porlock
Porlock
6.0 miles / 9.5 km away
The Cottage
Porlock, Exmoor
6.0 miles / 9.5 km away
Glen Lodge
Porlock
6.0 miles / 9.6 km away
Amberton Bed & Breakfast
Porlock
6.0 miles / 9.6 km away
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The Gables
Porlock
6.1 miles / 9.7 km away
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Exmoor Country House
Porlock
6.1 miles / 9.8 km away
Exmoor House
Wheddon Cross
10.1 miles / 16.1 km away
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Mobile Homes 4u - Static Caravan Hire
Minehead
11.0 miles / 17.6 km away
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NOTE - all distances are "as the crow flies"

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