A walk to fill your senses – smells, taste and spectacular sights.
This route takes you to Hoar Oak Cottage via Cheriton ridge following Tarka Trail or Two Moors Way “MW”.
Total distance: 12.7km / 7.9mi,
Time: 3 hrs
Total ascent: 302.9m / 994ft
Starting in Combe Park Car Park (National Trust donation), follow the finger posts to CHERITON and “MW” and climb through ancient woodlands beside Hoar Oak river.
Can you find the wild strawberries low down?
Cheriton ridge – climb gently along the open ridge revealing 360o views of the moorland, woodland in the valleys and you might be lucky to spot red deer on the horizons, Exmoor ponies, pom poms of white cotton grass in damp zones and the sound of cuckoo in spring…
Hoar Oak Tree (furthest most point) – here an oak tree is enclosed by wooden fencing marking the boundary of the Royal Exmoor Forest.
Hoar Oak Cottage – discover this superb picnic spot by walking down to the river and up again…can you spot this beautifully preserved stone shell building
Roborough Castle settlement – an iron age hill fort proudly sits high above North Devon and can be spotted through a hedgerow from the public footpath…
Returning home – Choice 1: via Exmoor Centre or Choice 2: along Lyn Down – similar distance!