Walking on Exmoor and the Quantock Hills






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Exmoor and the Quantocks

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► The Exmoor coast: west

► The Exmoor coast: east

► Western Exmoor

► Central Exmoor: north

► Central Exmoor: south

► The Brendons to the coast

► Bampton and the lakes

► The Quantock Hills

► Further afield

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Bampton, Wiveliscombe and the lakes


This page covers the southern part of the Brendon Hills, including Clatworthy Reservoir and Wimbleball Lake, as well as the rolling country between Bampton and Wiveliscombe. The landscape is farmland, woods and streams with small villages and hamlets, often attractive, interesting and off the beaten track. Walks are typically undulating rather than particularly strenuous.

Click the walk name to download the route. Read the walk safety information, and click for a key to the symbols used on the sketch maps in the instructions. 

79 Wimbleball, Bury and Haddon Hill  ♦♦ 7.6 mile circular

80 Wimbleball Lake ♦♦ 8.2 mile circular

81 The eastern side of Wimbleball  ♦♦ 6 mile circular

82 Bampton and Morebath ♦♦ 8 mile circular

83 Bampton and Cove ♦♦ 7.7 mile circular

84 Bampton and Clayhanger ♦♦♦ 11 or 7.5 mile circular

85 Waterrow, Clayhanger and Raddington ♦♦♦ 9.7 mile circular

86 Wiveliscombe, Waterrow and Hurstone Viaduct ♦♦♦ 9.1 or 7.5 mile circular

87 Wiveliscombe and Heydon Hill ♦♦♦ 8 mile circular

88 Wiveliscombe and Brompton Ralph ♦♦ 8.3 mile circular

89 Clatworthy Reservoir   5 mile circular

All text, photographs and maps Stan Lester 2023