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Sun, Jun 04


Tarr Steps Car Park

Tarn Steps and River Barle Circular

Delve into pure Exmoor beauty with this 7.5 mile circular. Highlights include archaeological Tarr Steps clapper bridge, the blissful river Barle, stone circles on Withypool Hill, rolling Exmoor landscapes, and so much more.

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Tarn Steps and River Barle Circular
Tarn Steps and River Barle Circular

Time & Location

Jun 04, 2023, 9:30 AM

Tarr Steps Car Park , Dulverton TA22 9PY, UK

About The Event

Walk description:

This walking event will begin in the car park with some brief introductions and safety talks; there will be plenty of time for everyone to get to know each other as we progress through the day.

Heading out from the car park passing the Tarr Farm Inn, we will head north along the River Barle along the Two Moors Way, a 117 mile long-distance trail that runs from Wembury in the south of Devon, across the county to Lynton and Lynmouth on the north coast. The route is an absolute delight. There may even be the opportunity to stop for a quick paddle!

After a few miles we will pop out in Withypool, a lovely village with a stunning packhorse bridge over the Barle and a peaceful vibe all-round. From here our walk will head along a quiet country lane (Worth Lane) to Withypool Hill, where we will ascend via a small footpath. Should the weather be clear, expect stunning 360 views of the rolling Exmoor hills.

Descending via an ancient stone circle that sits on the south-western flanks of the hill, we will soon arrive back onto Worth Lane, which also happens to be a stretch of the Exe Valley Way. We will descend to Westwater Farm and the cutting through arable land where the route gently undulates as we pass through fields with wide-open views to the north across Exmoor National Park. This is a very rewarding stretch of the walk. Eventually we will reach Parsonage Farm and drop down via a steep path to the famous Tarr Steps clapper bridge. Occasionally this site can be busy, but hopefully we will hit it at a quiet time offering ample photographic opportunities in this blissful spot.

Finally, should serving hours allow, we will debrief and finish with a brew and cake at the Tarr Farm Inn.

Places are always limited on our walks, so do book on as soon as you can! 

This event requires a minimum of 5 bookings to go ahead. `

Walk length:

7.5 miles

Date and time:

Sunday 4th June 2023. Meet at 9:15am, start walking at 9.30am

Start/finish location:

Tarr Steps Car Park, Dulverton TA22 9PY, UK

Getting to the car park:

The car park is easily reached from Liscombe. 

This is a pay and display car park. Cars are left at the owner's own risk.

Toilet Stops:

There are toilets at the start of the walk in the car park.


By signing up to a walk with us you are giving us permission to take photos for promotional use across our website and social media pages. If you specifically do not want media taken with you in it, please do feel able to get in touch. We encourage you to take photos during your walk but ask you to be sensitive to other members. Also, we'd love to have a copy of any you are particularly proud of so we share them too!

Accidents and Incidents:

Abbie and our walk leaders are all qualified first aiders and will always carry an appropriate first aid kit. Should you be involved in an accident or become injured during the walk it is important that you notify Abbie or other walk leaders as soon as possible so that appropriate action can be taken. Should you feel unwell or require first aid please let them know. Please use the booking form and the paper disclaimer you will be given on the day as an opportunity to raise anything you feel the walk leader should know about. Abbie is also a qualified and insured Hill and Moorland Leader.

Due to the nature of walking in an outdoor area there is often a level of risk. You will need to take responsibility for your own actions, health and involvement during the walk and will be expected to exercise judgement based on your fitness levels as to whether you can complete the walk. Any queries please get in touch. You will also be expected to abide by any safety instructions and decisions made by us and have a duty to exercise judgement regarding your own personal safety and that of other members of the group. If you choose to ignore safety instructions we cannot be held responsible for the consequences.


Our walks are weather dependant. The weather can play a major role in our enjoyment of a day's walking and in some cases can present a real danger. We always review the weather forecast in detail the day before and will send you an email if we have to change any plans. This is however only likely if we feel heading out will put us at real risk. Please check the forecast for yourself and come prepared for whatever the weather! You should come fully kitted out for a full day's hike in the walking area.

Food and Drink:

We will not be providing any food or drink on this walk except emergency rations. Please ensure you have adequate food and drink for the day. If you have any questions or need any help/advice with what food to bring, please feel able to get in touch.

No Drug and Alcohol Policy:

Spend More Time In The WILD has been set up in order to inspire and motivate followers to head outside for the benefit of mental and physical health. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure space for anyone walking out a journey of freedom from addiction and substance abuse and as such have a strict no drug or alcohol policy on our walks and camping events.


By Us: In the rare case that we have to cancel an event, you will be notified by email and offered a full refund. We may cancel up to 12 hours ahead of an event due to personal injury or safety concerns re the weather and will notify you by email.

By You: We require 30 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival, otherwise we will charge you cancellation fee as below.

- 75% of your total amount will be charged if you notify us about your cancellation or any changes by 30 days to 7 days before your scheduled arrival.

- 100% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes within 7 days.

If you have any questions regarding the walk or booking, please get in touch via  '' . You will be supplied with a contact number for emergency use on the day of the walk in your booking package.


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