Exmoor National Park Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays Exmoor National Park guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Exmoor National Park is in Devon and Somerset, and was designated a National Park in 1954. It is primarily an upland area with a dispersed population living mainly in small villages and hamlets. Several areas within the Exmoor National Park have been declared Sites of Special Scientific Interest due to their flora and fauna. This title earns the site some legal protection from development, damage and neglect.
Exmoor has 34 miles of coastline, including the highest sea cliffs in England, which reach a height of 1,030 ft at Culbone Hill. The scenery of rocky headlands, ravines, waterfalls and towering cliffs gained the Exmoor coast recognition as a Heritage Coast in 1991. The South West Coast Path passes along this stunning coast, and the Two Moors Way passes across Exmoor.
There are many beautiful rivers and streams running through the Exmoor National Park. One of them, Badgworthy Water (pronounced `badgery’) is closely associated with Lorna Doone. Of course, there are also the deep valleys through which these rivers and streams run, and which make the Exmoor National Park so distinctive and enjoyable.
Exmoor National Park Guidebooks
As well as rambling books, we include geology, local interest and natural history, and many other books of interest to those visiting Exmoor National Park. Also included is Lorna Doone, one of the classics of English Literature. We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“Exmoor consists of wide expanses of heather and rich woodland all of which are greatly enhanced by its varied wildlife. It has the West Country’s largest population of red deer, which frequent its woodland and moors and yet it remains less visited and less popular than the two other great uplands of south-west England – Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. While it might not be as accessible or as dramatic, Exmoor is an area that once explored invariably inspires devotion and enthusiasm. The walks in this guide introduce the visitor to the wide variety of Exmoor’s features, from the Valley of Rocks with its jagged sandstone tors to richly-wooded valleys.”
– Pathfinder Exmoor Great Short Walks for all the family
“This ever popular walking guide now appears in a new and fully revised
edition, updated by staff and volunteers of Exmoor National Park Authority.
The fact that this is the 8th edition shows how popular this book has become.
Exmoor is the “friendly” moor, and although there are spectacular views to
be obtained from the beaten track, the moor’s most attractive moods are
saved for those who venture a little way from the roads.
The aim of this guidebook is to tempt you to sample the tranquillity and
natural beauty which are special qualities of the National Park.Visitors often
wonder what is behind the beech hedgebanks that line the roads. Here is
your chance to find out and to enjoy the wildlife and peace that can only be
found by leaving the car behind.
The twenty-five walks are all circular, vary from 2 to 8 miles in length and
cover most parts of the National Park. Colour sketch maps enable users to
get the most out of the fantastic walking experience that the National Park
has to offer.”
– Exmoor Rangers’ Favourite Walks
“Walks Exmoor features walks in the Exmoor National Park – a beautiful area including moorland, farmland, wooded valleys and stunning coastal scenery. (The major settlements – Minehead, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple – are all just outside the area.) The 20 walks in the guide range from 1 to 9 miles (1.6 14.4km). The bulk of the routes are in the northern coastal strip (the guide contains a number of short walks from the South West Coast Path), including the path from Lynmouth to the stunning Valley of Rocks and a group of linked walks on Bossington Hill (by Minehead). Elsewhere there is a fine riverside walk to the ancient footbridge of Tarr Steps. Walked and written in 2013, Walks Exmoor is part of a popular series of A6 pocket walking guides which describe routes which are suitable for walkers of all abilities and to suit all tastes. Route descriptions are accompanied by 2-colour sketch maps. The guides are illustrated with line illustrations, and will provide walkers with a good introduction to what each area covered has to offer.”
– Walks Exmoor: Including Minehead to Ilfracombe: Short Walks from the South West Coast Path
Exmoor National Park Maps
We include the Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ map required (the best that is commercially available) in standard quality, although the tougher all-weather type is also available. We also include the excellent AZ Adventure Atlas: Exmoor: it comprises, in book form, the Ordnance Survey map of Exmoor, and also an index and info on places.