Best Exmoor Valleys, Dulverton, Exmoor National Park

Best Exmoor Valleys, Dulverton, Exmoor National Park

Exmoor is known for its deep wooded valleys cut by fast flowing rivers that rise on the National Park's high moorland plateau. These rivers provide local beauty spots. Tarr Steps is one of them. Situated within Tarr Steps Woodland National Nature Reserve, Tarr Steps is a remarkable clapper bridge spanning the River Barle. There's an inn and restaurant called Tarr Farm Inn overlooking the beauty spot and plenty of local walks.

We've positioned Tarr Steps on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. There's a large car park with public toilets and information boards near Tarr Steps. It's a five minute walk from the car park down to the water and bridge.

 

Other best Exmoor valleys include:

 

Coastal valleys

The Valley of Rocks. A Westcountry classic. You'll see plenty of images of The Valley of Rocks in books, the national press, promotional material and on websites. Remarkable coastal valley just west of Lynton and Lynmouth.

Heddon's Mouth Cleave cut by the River Heddon by Hunter's Inn. Heddon's Mouth Cleave is a deep, wooded valley leading to the sea at Heddon's Mouth Beach.

 

Moorland valleys

Doone Valley/Doone Country cut by Badgworthy Water. Beautiful, remote valley south of Malmsmead. A good path runs along the west bank of Badgworthy Water to the site of a medieval village.

Simonsbath to Cow Castle along the Two Moors Way.

 

Wooded valleys

The National Trust's Watersmeet just south east of Exmoor's coast at Lynton and Lynmouth.

Heddon's Mouth Cleave cut by the River Heddon by Hunter's Inn.

Tarr Steps and the valley shaped by the River Barle.