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Tar Steps Best Walks

Exmoor Walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (2.2 miles)Walk 2 (5 miles)
  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.

Point of InterestTarr Steps
PubTarr Farm Inn
toiletsTarr Steps Car Park
parkingTarr Steps Car Park
  • Off B3223 between Dulverton and Simonsbath
  • Follow signs for Liscombe
  • SAT NAV Postcode:TA22 9PY

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.

map of Tarr Steps walk 1

Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Tarr Steps
A popular scenic walk through a tranquil Exe valley in the Heart of Exmoor.
Dulverton delightful town, boasting several pubs, restaurants , cafes and shops is a most popular centre for walkers
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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map of Tarr Steps walk 2

Map of Walk 2