This circular drive takes in some of the best scenery in Exmoor, including the Dunkery Beacon.
The Dunkery Beacon is a wonderful moorland site managed and owned by the National Trust. It has a chain of summits capped with Bronze Age barrows and is Exmoor’s highest point at 1,705ft / 519 metres.
From this point, on the clearest day, you can see across Devon as far as Dartmoor, the Mendips and Quantock Hills, Wales and the Bristol Channel.
It’s simply breath-taking.
Things we like to do on this drive …
- Fuel – check we have enough at Barbrook Fuel Station
- Enjoy the Moorland drive to Simonsbath, great chance of seeing ponies, sheep and cows grazing at the road’s edge.
- Stop for breakfast or lunch at the Exmoor White Horse Inn in Exford
- Walk to Dunkery Beacon to the viewpoint
- Webbers Post – is a beautiful scenic spot with a lovely short accessible walk.
- Horner Tea Rooms – there is always room for a cream tea!
- Stop in Porlock to buy local meat, cheese or Miles Coffee
- Enjoy Robbers Bridge in Lorna Doone territory
- Enjoy Malmsmead, drive through the ford … and maybe another cream tea.
- Back to Lynton
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