Walking spots in North Devon and on Exmoor

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

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. There's also Dunster Castle's garden walks with views across the Bristol Channel or the parkland of Arlington Court - among these four spots, there are plenty of great places for a stroll or a more challenging hike. 

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

We've picked out some walking inspiration around North Devon and Exmoor below, all within approximately an hour's drive of each other.


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.

Woodland on Horner Hill, Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Dunkery and Horner Wood circular walk

A circular walk with no waymarkers and little signage, passing through the steep-sided river valley, which is very steep on both the descent and ascent.

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.

Dunster Castle in the summer

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.

A close up of a seal on its side in the sand

Baggy Point easy access walk

An easy walk that's great for families, taking you along the west side of Baggy Point, with far-reaching coastal and sea views.

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

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.