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Exmoor National Park

Literary Footsteps

  • Location Minehead
  • Price from £15.00


A choice of 2 literary giants! Enjoy a full morning walking in the Doone Valley and up over the moor with passages read from R.D. Blackmoor's epic tale of Lorna Doone. A great way to conjure up the atmosphere of Old Exmoor, we seek out the exact views and features that inspired this tale of love and outlaws.....something for everyone.
If you prefer poetry we can meet at Porlock Weir, a picturesque little harbour with a collection of ancient cottages clustered around an old smugglers pub, The Ship. Walking in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's footsteps we climb up through ancient woodland to see the house where he wrote Kubla Khan, until rudely interrupted by "a man from Porlock". We return via Culbone church, the smallest parish church in England, and back through the grounds of Ada Lovelace's country house, Lord Byron's only legitimate daughter.
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    What's included

  • Food Homemade flapjack or cake
  • Drink coffee, tea or cordial
  • Equipment binoculars, compass

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Other good walking boots or shoes


Custom Policy

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your booking more than 4 weeks prior to the booked date you will be entitled to a 50% refund of the total price. If you cancel 2-4 weeks prior you will be entitled to a 25% refund, no refund will be due for cancellations within 2 weeks of the booked date. If you wish to postpone/rearrange your booking we will endeavour to accommodate a change but will reserve the right to charge an administration fee if necessary.




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