Literary Footsteps

Exmoor National Park

The experience

Follow in the footsteps of the literary greats and experience the English countryside with its ancient traditions. Choose between two fabulous walking trails through the very landscape which inspired the poets Coleridge and Wordsworth and authors such as R.D.Blackmore, who wrote Lorna Doone. Classic tales and poetry are woven through the routes, with knowledgeable guides pointing out notable scenes or the inspiration behind the epic poem, Kubla Khan. Each walk finishes with a delicious Devonshire Cream Tea or a jug of local cider or ale at a traditional English pub.

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Wild About Exmoor

  • Local history and folklore enlivens your walk, and ancient stories and poetry are brought to life
  • Enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the Exmoor countryside and learn about foraging and the nature that surrounds you
  • Enjoy traditional Exmoor fayre in historic English surroundings

The detail

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Full day. Half day option available on request.

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Group size

2 - 20 (depending on itinerary chosen)

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Cost per person

Full Day - £100. Half Day - £50.

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Fitness level

Moderate. Full/Half day walking.

Parking Facilities


Refreshments and meals

Full day – lunch included & a drink in pub. Half day – Cream Tea included.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions. Walking boots recommended.


Daily, all year round, except 2 weeks over Christmas.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Not accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.


Intermediate English required to fully appreciate the experience.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate

Exmoor National Park

Wild open heather moorland and shady coastal woodlands perch atop the highest sea cliffs in the country, and have provided inspiration to William Wordsworth and other poetic greats.