Tilbury Farm is the perfect holiday for walking
There are miles of footpaths, bridle-ways and trails from our doorstep. Choose rolling lush fields with stunning views, dramatic open moorland with expansive views or forestry trails.
The famous Coleridge Way passes close to Tilbury Farm. www.visit-exmoor.co.uk/ Coleridge-way
Follow in the footsteps of William and Dorothy Wordsworth and their friend Coleridge as you amble the Quantock Hills.
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Use our selection of books and maps to plan your walk
Drive to historic Fyne Court (a national trust property but free) with carpark and a further network of paths. Try Crowcombe Park Gate, Triscombe Stone or Great Wood for a new starting point. Include a Quantock village in your walk for a decent pub lunch at Triscombe, Crowcombe, Bicknoller, West Bagborough or Holford.
Our favourite walk from Tilbury Farm follows the path through Strawberry Wood to Cothelstone Hill and Paradise Valley. From here visit the Holy Well and church at Cothelstone before returning though Tilbury Park.
Further afield Exmoor offers stunning walks
Valley of the Rocks
Take the Cliff Railway up from Lynton to explore this stunning valley. Alternatively, park in one of the car parks near the Cricket Pavillion. There is a path back down to Lynmouth where you can enjoy lunch.
Lynmouth to Watersmeet
Walk along the river Lyn to Watersmeet from Lynmouth. Stop in the national trust café for a simple lunch or cream tea. There is an alternative route back through the woods.
The Tarr Steps are a clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park. There is a good car park with toilet facilities, just a short stroll to the bridge. From here you can choose a river-side fairly short walk or a longer hike to the heathland of Winsford Hill. Enjoy lunch or a cream tea at the pub tarrfarm.co.uk
Porlock Weir and Culbone Church
From Porlock Weir, a 5 mile cicular walk takes you through woodland to England’s smallest complete church which can only be reached on foot along the Coast Path. The route passes the romantic remnants of Lord Byron’s daughter’s gothic mansion, with tunnels carved out of the hillside by nineteenth-century Swiss mountaineers. Enjoy a pub lunch at The Ship Inn at Porlock Weir or visit the pretty village of Porlock.