Walking adventures in Exmoor National Park
This is a unique way to experience the scenery, history and culture of Exmoor National Park. You will understand how the farming folk of Exmoor lived in days gone by through the words of R.D.Blackmore, in his novel, Lorna Doone, whilst enjoying great company and great food from the local area. If you only have a day on Exmoor, this is the perfect way to spend it.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Lunch - If the picnic option is chosen, then the walk takes longer and a delicious homemade picnic lunch is provided
- Coffee and/or Tea - served with homemade cake or flapjacks. soft drinks and cordials available
What's excluded :
- We walk up the Doone valley through pastures alongside the beautiful Badgeworthy water.
We visit the R.D.Blackmore memorial stone and find the waterslide that John Ridd scaled to meet the beautiful Lorna. If you like, we read a little, then continue through the pages of the novel, finding the ruined medieval village where the outlawed Doone Clan hung out, and enjoy the spectacular scenery of this remote stretch of moorland. We will likely see Exmoor ponies, and will have a good chance of spotting our native Red deer,particularly splendid with full antlers, during the rut.
If booked,we will stop for lunch as John Ridd himself would have, in a sheltered combe, with homemade pasties just as he describes. Delicious produce from our farm and garden will perk us up for the walk to Oare church along an ancient packhorse way.
We will safely guide you over some pretty remote country, so that you can confidently enjoy this beautiful landscape.
Oare church is at least 800 years old, and mentioned in the Domesday book with a wealth of history within its ancient walls.
You have an option to finish our experience with a convivial pint at The Staghunters inn, another great Exmoor tradition.
• Oare, Oare, Exmoor National Park, England
• salad or warming soup, depending on the season
• Traditional John Ridd Pasty - Crispy pastry surrounds tender slow cooked lamb and vegetables from the farm.
• homemade chocolate or traditional apple cake and fruit with local cheeses
Departure Point :Malmsmead, Lynton EX35 6NU, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us by email or phone the day before your planned activity so that we can confirm time and location according to the weather forecast.
Departure Time :10:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- infants in a papoose are welcome at no extra charge but this makes the walk quite strenuous!
- One uphill climb but we can pace ourselves to suit you as it is a private group.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- All catering follows covid safe guidelines and guests are requested to walk 2m apart if they are not members of a household bubble
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.