Lorna Doone walk
Distance:6 miles
Advice:This walk crosses exposed and sometimes boggy moorland and requires appropriate footwear and clothing. Use of a map and a compass are also recommended.
In Brief:The route takes you through the countryside in which RD Blackmore set his novel Lorna Doone. You will cross the moorland of Brendon C1ommon and walk down the picturesque Badgeworthy Water valley.
Start:Take the turning to Oare from the A39 just east of County Gate. After one mile fork right at Oare and into Malmsmead over the 17th century packhorse bridge. Turn right again at Lorna Doone Farm to the car park beyond the public toilets.
Points of interest:The ruins of Lorna's Cott, the Blackmore memorial stone, Oare Church and Badgworthy Water.
More info:SS 792 478 (Explorer map OL 9)
Refreshments:Light refreshments available at Lorna Doone Farm.