Malmsmead and Oare, Exmoor National Park

Malmsmead and Oare, Exmoor National Park
  • Hamlet and village in Exmoor's 'Doone Country'. Richard Doddridge Blackmore's famous novel 'Lorna Doone' is set in this area. Visit the Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary where Lorna Doone married Jan Ridd
  • Follow Badgworthy Water past the Lorna Doone/Richard Doddridge Blackmore Memorial to the site of a deserted medieval village which is said to be where the Doone family lived
  • Explore Brendon Common and experience Exmoor's high moor. The heather is amazing here in late summer
  • Take in the views of the Malmsmead and Oare area from County Gate or Cosgates Feet on the A39
  • Enjoy a cream tea at Lorna Doone Inn in Malmsmead
  • Main photo: walking above Badgworthy Water in Doone Country towards Malmsmead and Oare