Badgworthy Water and Doone Country Loop

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-4h
Distance
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11.6 km
Elevation
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297 m
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Badgworthy Water and Doone Country Loop

The Badgworthy Water and Doone Country Loop is an amazing trail that will allow you to experience a variety of scenery and terrain types within the beautiful expanse of Exmoor National Park. While out on the trail, you will meander along the edge of quaint streams and make your way through tranquil woodland settings before traversing the rugged terrain of the moor. Make sure to wear water-resistant footwear, as the trail can be quite muddy in certain areas.

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Route Description for Badgworthy Water and Doone Country Loop

Walking the Badgworthy Water and Doone Country Loop is a relaxing and beautifully scenic excursion that is a bit on the longer side, but can still be undertaken as a fun family adventure thanks to some fairly easy-going terrain. The trail will lead you along several winding waterways, including Oare Water and Badgworthy Water, as you make your way through serene stretches of forest and picturesque fields. The last portion of the walk features a bit of an uphill climb to traverse the moor; however, you will enjoy some amazing views that sweep across the surrounding landscape. Walking this route is the perfect way to get acquainted with the many different terrain types that can be found within Exmoor National Park.

Getting to the Badgworthy Water and Doone Country Loop Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Badgworthy Water and Doone Country Loop from the Staghunters Inn in Brendon, drive northeast on Church Hill for 0.2 mi and continue straight onto Leeford Lane. Follow this for 2.1 mi to find the car park on the left.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Cloud Farm Campsite, Lorna Doone Campsite

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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