The Big One!……A full day’s walking with lunch in Dulverton
Warning….15 – 20 km each way, depending on route chosen.
Our converted barn in Exford, in the very centre of Exmoor gives a romantic and luxurious stay for two.
Experience a classic English village with 2 historic coaching inns, a village stores and a tea room, just a short walk away by footpath along the bank of the River Exe.
The barn is attached to our farmhouse in the traditional Devon longhouse style, but is totally self contained and peaceful, with just the sounds of owls and the river to lull you to sleep.
Dulverton is an upmarket little Exmoor town, with the infamous “Woods ” restaurant and wine bar , Tongdam Thai restaurant and The Bridge pub, plus numerous cafes and tearooms to choose from.
You have a choice of restaurants and pubs for lunch, the Thai has a lovely outside terrace, strung with fairy lights, whilst the Bridge Pub is always a favourite with our guests: cosy in winter and with a popular beer garden in the summer, right on the river Barle.
You have a choice of three equally interesting routes between Dulverton and Exford, each off road and fabulously scenic….we couldnt pick a favourite!
You are free to enjoy whichever route you choose, with our comprehensive guide, map and compass provided. (we can guide you if you prefer)
1) Court Down and Summerway,
Stay in the Exe river valley for an easy stroll via the historic farmsteads of Nethercote and Lyncombe.
Ascend from Nethercote up around the Punchbowl for fabulous views before dropping down into the Barle valley to Dulverton.
3) Marsh Bridge, Hawkridge and Tarr steps https://www.tarrfarm.co.uk/eat..
A walk along the Barle River crossing by the medieval clapper bridge at Tarr Steps, a coffee at the Tarr Farm Inn and then to Withypool, with its tea Rooms and The Royal Oak Pub (more refreshment!!) Wend your way up and over Room Hill then down the Exe Valley Way to Spindrift.