The Lorna Doone Walks

The Lorna Doone  Walks

Dates

Monday, 3 June 19

10:30 am

Tickets Prices & Booking Info

  • Adults: £12.00
  • Child (children 10-15 years): £8.00

Description

We meet at Lorna Doone Farm, with its ancient packhorse bridge and crossing ford, and walk up the Doone valley through pastures alongside the beautiful Badgeworthy water. You can visit the R.D.Blackmore memorial stone and try climbing up the infamous waterslide that John Ridd scaled to meet Lorna Doone. We then continue through the pages of the novel, enjoying the spectacular scenery of this remote stretch of moorland. We will likely see Exmoor ponies, now an endangered rare breed,and may even spot Red deer, particularly in the Autumn.
We walk to Oare church along an ancient packhorse way to explore the church and see where poor Lorna was shot by the dastardly Carver Doone.

Oare church is at least 800 years old, and mentioned in the Domesday book. There is a wealth of history within its ancient walls, which we will happily explain to you.

We know the places that inspired the story of Lorna Doone, and will safely guide you over some pretty remote country, so that you can confidently enjoy this beautiful landscape.
DATES:
May 4th, 28th, 30th
June 3rd, 18th
July 14th, 20th
August 7th, 10th, 13th, 21st, 30th

Meet at Malmsmead Gift Shop, 10.30am. Booking Essential.

Location

Gift Shop, Lorna Doone Farm, Hookway Hill, Malmsmead, Somerset, EX35 6NU

Telephone: 01643 831759

Website: wildaboutexmoor.com/exmoor-events-2019/

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