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Guildford Ramblers Enjoy Exmoor Walking Break

Published on: 5 Jun, 2024
Updated on: 5 Jun, 2024

More than 40 members of Guildford Ramblers enjoyed an excellent four-day walking holiday on Exmoor last week.

One of Guildford Ramblers’ walking groups at on the way up to Bat’s Castle.

The highlights included a walk up to Bat’s Castle, an Iron Age hill fort on Gallox Hill, with great views of Dunster Castle; a walk to Hurlstone Point and Selworthy Beacon, taking in part of the South West Coastal Path; a walk up to Dunkery Beacon with views over the Severn Estuary and south to Dartmoor; and a gentle walk along the pretty Doone Valley, made famous by Richard Blackmore’s book Lorna Doone.

There were three grades of walks to cater for all abilities and tastes, whether members wanted a 10-mile hike with 2,500 feet of ascent or a gentle four-mile stroll around a lake.

Sunny and largely dry, if blustery, the weather ensured that the walkers saw Exmoor and the spectacular north Somerset coast at its best, and a stop for tea and cake at the end of most walks provided a welcome period of relaxation.

Lynne Davies, chair of Guildford Ramblers, said: “We all enjoyed this year’s walking holiday. It was great to get away and discover new walks and some different scenery and we were fortunate with the weather, which turned out better than forecast.

“We were well looked after at HF Holiday’s Holnicote House at Selworthy, so it made for a perfect walking break.

“Our walking holidays have become an annual event and next year we are planning to go to Alnmouth on the Northumberland coast.”

Guildford Ramblers welcome non-members on their walks. Details can be found at To find out about joining the Ramblers simply Google ‘How do I join the Ramblers.’

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