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Barle Valley & Cow Castle from Simonsbath
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Photo from the walk - Barle Valley & Cow Castle from Simonsbath

Nat Park - Exmoor

County/Area - Somerset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.4 miles / 10.4 km

Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres

Time - 4 hours 10 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

An Exmoor walk from Simonsbath exploring the upper Barle Valley. The route follows the Two Moors Way and passes the ruins of Wheal Eliza mine and the impressive Iron Age hillfort of Cow Castle as you make progress downstream. At the halfway point, the walk turns north to gain higher ground, before heading parallel to the valley through fields allowing you to enjoy some fine moorland scenery. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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