Walking on Exmoor and the Quantock Hills






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Exmoor and the Quantocks

Introduction to the walks

► 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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The Quantock Hills


The Quantock Hills make up a self-contained area of upland, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretching from the coast nearly to Taunton.The uplands are generally well-defined, fading gradually to the coast and in the south into the Taunton Vale.Only two roads cross the hills and the villages nestle into their edges.Easier walks follow the ridges and combes; harder ones cut across them.††

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. 

90 Kilve to Watchet ♦♦! 6.6 mile linear, weekday bus connection

91 Kilve and the north Quantock coast ♦♦♦ 10.2 mile circular

92 Holford and West Quantoxhead ♦♦ 7.5 mile circular

93 Nether Stowey, Dowsborough and Withymanís Pool ♦♦♦ 7.8 mile circular

94 The central Quantock woods and combes ♦♦♦ 8.6 mile circular

95 Triscombe, West Bagborough and Wills Neck ♦♦ 4.7 mile circular

96 Aisholt, Hawkridge Reservoir and Lydeard Hill ♦♦ 6.8 mile circular

97 Kingston St Mary to Bicknoller ♦♦♦ 11.3 mile linear, weekday bus connection

98 Fyne Court, Ruborough Camp and Cothelstone Hill ♦♦♦ 8.9 mile circular

99 Fyne Court and Kingston St Mary ♦♦6 mile circular

100 Kingston, Cheddon and West Monkton ♦♦♦ 9.6 mile circular

The Herepath - some information about the Exmoor Herepath (Saxon military road) and two suggested walking routes.

There are some long-term path closures and diversions in the Fyne Court area, where the National Trust is managing trees affected by ash dieback.Please check the NT ash dieback web page for details.

All text, photographs and maps © Stan Lester 2023