Exmoor National Park comprises 267 square miles, of which about two-thirds lie in west Somerset and the remaining third in north Devon. Its uniquely beautiful combination of moor and coast, woodland and valleys, hills and forest, and wildness and gentleness, makes it ideal for exploring on foot. The National Park's northern boundary is the Bristol Channel coast, stretching in a dramatic series of cliffs interrupted only by the Vale of Porlock, from North Hill above Minehead in the east to Little Hangman above Combe Martin in the west. This collection of walks ranges from the bare expanses of the Chains, the last real wilderness on Exmoor, to a picturesque riverside route along the Exe, from Badgworthy Water to a coastal walk taking in the spectacular Valley of Rocks.
Sue Viccars is a freelance outdoor writer and editor, specialising in southwest England. She writes for a wide variety of magazines - including Country Life and Exmoor: the country magazine - and has written books for Aurum, the AA and Frommers, as well as Pathfinder Guides.