Lace your boots this May for the 20th Exmoor & North Devon Walking Festival
From Saturday 30th April to Saturday 7th May you can explore the unique coastline and countryside surrounding our Devon holiday parks, as the Exmoor & North Devon Walking Festival returns to the region for a 20th time.
I’ve been lucky enough to explore the furthest corners of this wonderful county and I believe the best way to do it is on two feet, off the beaten track. Over the last 15 years it’s that that’s made this festival ever more popular, as more than 4,500 people have discovered isolated and secluded spots across North Devon and Exmoor.
In its 20th running, the festival comprises of 32 guided walks from famous Croyde Bay in North Devon to Watchet in West Somerset. The walks are led by experienced locals, Exmoor rangers and wardens from the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Festival Organiser, Bryan Cath, said: “Most of the walks are suitable for families and dogs, the website and brochure say which ones are not, and this is usually to do with lambing or calving and ground-nesting birds.”
“Walking makes one feel good. You are walking with like-minded people who enjoy the outdoors.”
“It is a great way to get the confidence to get walking on your own after the festival is over. And it can be a good way of meeting new friends.”
Looking at the programme of walks, there are some great ones to get involved in close to our holiday parks in North Devon, including Lundy Island Discovery, Exmoor’s High Coastal Cliffs and Spring Lanes & Coastal Vistas.