A short walk from Lorna Doone Farm to Cloud Farm

Walking trail

This walk along the river is perfect for a summer stroll on a hot day. As you walk from Lorna Doone Farm discover for yourself what makes this valley so special.

A ford in the Lorna Doone Valley

Map

A map with the walk of Lorna Doone Farm to Cloud Farm on

Start:

Lorna Doone Farm, EX35 6NU

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From the National Trust car park turn left marked Badgworthy Valley ½ on you left hand side and walk up the road.

(Immediately on your left hand side is a gate with a permissive path marked. You can choose to walk this riverside path by paying a toll which also brings you up to Cloud Farm). Walk along the road for about 400 metres until you get to a bend in the road with a bridleway marked 'Badgworthy Valley' on your left hand side.

2

Follow this bridleway up river for 1km. At one point a ford needs to be crossed either by wading or stepping stones. Please take care as stepping stones can be slippery. Keep the river on your left hand side, crossing over a second stream through a gate and walk along a gently ascending green lane until you reach another gate. Pass through this gate and then soon start to descend until you reach a footbridge. Cross over it to Cloud Farm following the finger post to Oare Church. You are now on land cared for by the National Trust.

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At the footbridge cross over to Cloud Farm.

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4

From here please return the way you came by crossing back over the footbridge. (You can return a different way by not crossing over the footbridge and instead walking up to the farm house, and then turn left to take the farm track back down to Malmsmead. If you take this route upon reaching the road turn left, cross the stone bridge and follow the road around to the Lorna Doone car park). When the footpath reaches the road follow this downhill back to the car park.

End:

Lorna Doone Farm, EX35 6NU

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A short walk from Lorna Doone Farm to Cloud Farm

How to get here

Address
Lorna Doone Farm, EX35 6NU
By road

5 miles West of Lynmouth or 13 miles East of Minehead. Take the A39 and turn off to follow New Road to Oare. From there turn right to take Hookway Hill to Lorna Doone Valley.

A short walk from Lorna Doone Farm to Cloud Farm

Facilities and access

  • Public toilets
  • Tea room
  • Car park