Walking spots in North Devon and on Exmoor

Looking towards Baggy Point from Mortepoint

From coast to moor, we've picked out four great spots for a walk in North Devon and on Exmoor.

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Tucked away in a corner of the South West peninsula lie some real walking gems. Pick from sweeping sea views at Baggy Point or the breathtaking Exmoor scenery at Dunkery Beacon, on the Holnicote Estate.

Every time you get your walking boots on, you help us look after the woodland, moor and coastline.


Here's a look at walking spots in North Devon and on Exmoor

From coast to moor, we've picked out four spots for a walk in North Devon and on Exmoor, all within approximately an hour's drive of each other.

View across Peppercombe and Portledge

Peppercombe Valley

Far away from the crowds, in a magical world, the Peppercombe valley is rich in wildlife.

People walking along the coast path with the sea behind them

Baggy Point circular walk via Bloodhills Cliff

A longer, circular walk along both sides of Baggy Point then over the top of the headland, with many points of interest and breathtaking views.

Colourful autumnal woodland at Arlington Court, North Devon

Centenary walk at Arlington Court

Take a steep climb through woodlands and alongside the lake to enjoy stunning views of the house and parkland on our walk created to mark our centenary year.

A visitor admiring the view at Dunster Castle in winter

Dunster Castle garden tour

This varied walking route takes in the impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower as well as the Castle, with panoramic views over the Bristol Channel, surrounding countryside and the moorland of Exmoor. You will need to book your visit in advance.

Smallacombe bridge over the River Yeo at Arlington Court

Deer park walk

This walk takes you through ancient woodland and parts of the area designated a wildlife reserve by Miss Rosalie Chichester, the last owner of Arlington Court.

Horses on the North Devon coast at sunset

Baggy Point to Woolacombe circular walk

A circular walk around Baggy Point, the sand dunes of Woolacombe Warren and back along the beach with views across the sea and farmland.

An ancient oak tree in Horner Wood on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Horner Wood ancient trees walk

This route is currently closed due to ash dieback - an alternative path is displayed at Horner car park. Start with a picnic in the meadows before exploring this extensive ancient wood pasture, and greeting the deer, stag and impressive 500-year-old oak tree.

A view of the old lake at Arlington Court

Lake walk at Arlington Court

Get closer to nature at the bird hide and heronry. This is our most popular and established walk around the designed landscape of Arlington Court.