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Tarr Steps retracing the past
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  Tarr Steps & River Barle Tar Steps to Knaplock

Tarr Steps ,a clapper bridge,dating back to the Middle Ages is a very popular tourist attraction.

directionsOff B3223 between Dulverton and Simonsbath
Follow signs for Liscombe
Point of InterestTarr Steps
  
PubTarr Farm Inn
toiletsTarr Steps Car Park
parkingTarr Steps Car Park

Walk 1 Tarr Steps & River Barle (2.2 miles)

An easy and very pleasant walk along the river Barle following public footpaths.

At the half way point you cross the river using a newly constructed footbridge.

Should the steps be impassable,walk to the footbridge then retrace your steps.

 

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Walk 1

 Walks near Tarr Steps:
  
 Exford
A popular scenic walk through a tranquil Exe valley in the Heart of Exmoor.
  
 Dulverton
Dulverton delightful town,boasting several pubs,restaurants ,cafes and shops is a most popular centre for walkers
  
Dunster
 The historic & picturesque village of Dunster on the edge of Exmoor & the Quantocks has been the setting for many films.
  
  

Walk 2 Tar Steps to Knaplock (5 miles)

This walk does not cross the river but follows the Exe Valley Way with the Barle on your left.

After a steepish ascent onto Winsford Hill (moorland) it returns using public foot and bridle paths via the hamlet of Knaplock.

After heavy rainfall some tracks may become muddy - the bridle path after Knaplock is called 'Watery Lane' !

 

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