Shallowford, Hoar Oak Tree & The Chains

Introduction to Walk 1727

Photo from the walk - Shallowford, Hoar Oak Tree & The Chains

Nat Park - Exmoor

County/Area - Devon

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 11.7 miles / 19 km

Ascent - 1350 feet / 409 metres

Grade - moderate

A Devon walk exploring the Chains, one of the wildest sections of moorland in Exmoor. The route needs careful navigation espcially in poor visibility and can be wet underfoot. The scenery is varied and typical of this part of Exmoor. The walk follows sections of three long distance paths.

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Walk Description

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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

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Accommodation Nearby

The Exmoor Forest Inn
Simonsbath, Exmoor
2.8 miles / 4.5 km away
My Favourite Holiday Cottages
Barnstaple
5.9 miles / 9.4 km away
Quarry Cottage Porlock
Porlock
10.4 miles / 16.6 km away
Glen Lodge
Porlock
10.4 miles / 16.7 km away
Amberton Bed & Breakfast
Porlock
10.5 miles / 16.8 km away
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The Cottage
Porlock, Exmoor
10.6 miles / 17.0 km away
The Gables
Porlock
10.7 miles / 17.2 km away
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Exmoor House
Wheddon Cross
12.2 miles / 19.6 km away
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Southcliffe Hall
Lee, North Devon
15.6 miles / 25.0 km away
The Beach House
Woolacombe
17.0 miles / 27.2 km away

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