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The Lorna Doone Walk

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The Lorna Doone Walk


'Photo: Julia Amies-Green’

When you’re travelling around Exmoor, you’ll come across mentions of Lorna Doone, the heroine of the 1869 eponymous historical romance by RD Blackmore. The dramatic story races through a love affair, violent gangs, murder and revenge and a wedding. The area of Exmoor in the book quickly became known as Lorna Doone Country, and at its heart is 'Doone Valley' also known as Badgworthy Valley. It's a magical, mystical place and it makes for a lovely walk. It’s also considered one of the most romantic places on Exmoor, and we certainly agree with that! The area offers several walking options, the longer to Lorna Doone Valley and a shorter version stopping off at Oare Church.

The Walk 6 miles 3 hours

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The Lorna Doone Walk
Exmoor Character Cottages
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