The hills of Exmoor and the Doone Valley — The best of Barefoot Britain
Running Highlight (Segment)
Anna McNuff went running.
October 15, 2019
Look a varied and interesting run!!
October 16, 2019
Exmoor National Park is one of the best kept secrets in Great Britain. This route goes from the coastal mecca of Minehead to the tiny port town of Lynmouth, from east to west. On what is a full day out, you’ll follow the South West Coastal Path up, up, up and then down again, past wild Exmoor ponies, over bogs and along rugged clifftops. This is a run filled with lung-busting climbs and by the time the sun goes down, you’ll have covered over 20 miles (32 km). Most importantly, you’ll have reached a pub dinner in the pocket of paradise that is Lynmouth. There’s only one road in and out of this secluded coastal town and being there feels like you might have gone through the back of the wardrobe and into Narnia. Cut off from the rest of the world by steep cliffs and forested hillsides, it’s a place where time stands still. Stay a night to learn about the smugglers who used to trade illegal goods there in years gone by, and get a Devonshire cream tea down your neck. If you’re too full to make the steep climb out of town in the morning, fear not — there’s a cute clifftop cable car to haul you and your cream-filled belly back to the top!
June 26, 2020