This 8.5 mile walk will be a must for fans of the classic novel Lorna Doone, as it includes some of the most significant sites mentioned in the book. The walk begins in the pretty village of Malmsmead and continues over moors and through valleys, weaving past the haunts of the fictional residents depicted by R.D. Blackmore.
The highlights of the walk are Oare Church, where Lorna was shot on her wedding day and Cloud Farm, where a memorial to R.D Blackmore can be found. Although set in the 1680s, the areas of Exmoor now known as Lorna Doone country are largely unchanged, so walkers can fancy themselves walking the same paths are the characters!