Luxury itinerary day-by-day

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  1. 1. Day one

    Arrive in Lynmouth

    Our friendly host will meet you at Barnstaple station if you're arriving by train and transfer you to your hotel in Lynmouth. Once you've settled in, your host will brief you on the routes and answer any questions you have. The rest of the day presents an opportunity to explore historic Lynmouth and Lynton, which are connected by famous Cliff Railway. Both are wonderfully attractive small coastal towns, the former with a small harbour, and the latter on top of the cliff. Ride the railway and enjoy a light lunch at the Cliff Top Cafe whilst taking in stunning views of the North Devon coastline and Exmoor National Park.

  2. 2. Day two

    Circular walk from Lynmouth

    Today features spectacular coastal walking west from Lynmouth to the rather amazing Valley of the Rocks. Enjoy stunning views, the wind in your hair and fabulous cliff top walking. The longer distance takes you to Heddon’s Mouth and inland along the Heddon Valley, where there is a good lunch stop at The Hunters Inn. The walk loops back past Woody Bay and Lee Abbey and onto the Valley of the Rocks, with a pretty amble into the town of Lynton. The ascent and descent from Lynmouth can be made on foot or by taking the Cliff Railway.

    10 or 15 miles (16 or 24 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Circular walk from Lynmouth

    The route for today also follows much of the South West Coast Path but this time to the east, taking in some more strenuous sections, with a steep ascent from Lynmouth past Countisbury Hill. The reward is some spectacular views of the Bristol Channel and Wales too on a clear day. Then the path heads inland to the National Trust's Watersmeet House for lunch, and a really charming return walk along the pretty East Lyn river valley.

    8 miles (13 km)

  4. 4. Day four

    Circular walk from Exford

    This morning you and your luggage will be transferred to Exford village where you will stay tonight. The route for the day begins right from your hotel's front door, and takes you to the highest part of Exmoor. Leave the village via a steep lane, which leads you up onto the moorland heights and to the stony top of Dunkery Beacon. The views are stunning in all directions, from the peaks of Dartmoor in the south, to the Bristol Channel across to South Wales and the Black Mountains to the North, and Exmoor all around. Stags can often be viewed to the south of the walk as they inhabit this part of Exmoor all year round. The landscape is wonderfully wild, unspoilt and unpopulated. The walk loops back to your hotel, a traditional hunting and fishing inn beside the river, in the heart of Exford.

    9 miles (14 km)

  5. 5. Day five

    Exford to Tarr Steps

    Today your route leads you on a strenuous but rewarding walk. Take in glorious views of Exmoor and stop for lunch at the Royal Oak Inn where Roosevelt once stayed, in the beautiful village of Withypool. Then it's onwards to Room Hill, before the route joins the River Barle, leading all the way to Tarr Steps. You'll need sturdy and waterproof walking boots for today's walk. Your luggage will be awaiting your arrival at the cosy inn where you stay for the next two nights, a former farm set in another stupendously unspoilt and rural location, beside the Tarr Steps river crossing.

    7 or 9 miles (11 km or 14 km)

  6. 6. Day six

    Circular walk to Dulverton and back

    The final day of walking takes you on yet another very pretty route with a whole host of wildlife. Take in the village of Hawkridge, before descending to the River Barle to reach Dulverton, with some dramatic steeply wooded sections along the way. Dulverton is a fascinating small Somerset town, with independent shops and award-winning restaurants as well as interesting architectural features and a museum championing Exmoor life. There is the option to return by taxi (not included in the price) from Dulverton back to Tarr Steps, or take the circular route back on foot.

    6 or 14 miles (10 or 23 km)

  7. 7. Day seven

    Depart Tarr Steps

    After breakfast, we will transfer you to Tiverton station, or back to your car in Lynmouth.