Take the Pinkery Challenge at Exmoor’s Chains

Exmoor, Devon

There are few locations more stunning than Exmoor but if its wilderness you are after, then places don’t get much wilder than Exmoor’s Chains.


Exmoor’s Chains is a high plateau on the westerly moors which is birthplace to many rivers including the Exe, Barle and West Lyn.

The walk is even and easy going for both experienced and novice walkers. The path takes you past the Pinkery Centre, across moorland and onto a rocky outcrop alongside River Barle where there is the perfect picnic spot beside a picturesque waterfall complete with little cave. Ascending the next gentle hill you come across Pinkery Pond – the Westcountry’s highest, most lonely lake. With tadpoles, frogs and dragonflies in equal abundance the pond is a great place for the kids to spend some time with nature.

Heading back on the second half of this circular walk is open moorland and sweeping hills which bring you gently back down to the Pinkery Centre and the end of our Exmoor Walk. Total time: 2.5 hours (including picnic at Pinkery Pond).

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