Winsford Hill to Tarr Steps
Winsford Hill is on the B3223 midway between Dulverton and Exford. The road through Dulverton is unsuitable for large coaches and the easiest approach is from the North. The coach parking spot is a lay-by at the top of Winsford Hill adjacent to the Triangulation Pillar at Grid Reference 877343. Minibus parking is on the left 100 metres further on. The second parking spot is at the main Tarr Steps car part at Grid Reference 874323. There are toilet facilities at the Tarr Steps car park.
Note: if you wish to return by foot, retrace the same route. If you are only walking one way, your transport should drive to meet you at the main car park at Tarr Steps.
- Commence your walk from the Triangulation Pillar (see Grid Reference above).
- Walk due west to the lay-by and cross the road to a small track on the opposite side. Note: visibility is good but children will need careful management.
- Walk along the track for about 100m until it reaches the main bridleway.
- Turn right and follow the bridleway northwest for about 1km until a ‘crossroads’ of bridleways is reached.
- Turn left and follow the bridleway due west for about 3/4 km. The bridleway leaves the moorland and follows a lane, passes through a field and down a track, past Great Bradley and down to Oakbeer Wood. The track crosses the tributary on a brick bridge and then recrosses over a wooden bridge.
- From here, follow the path downstream alongside the river all the way to Tarr Steps (approximately 2.5km). The car park is 200m up the hill, westwards.
Key issues: ticks, animals, water, roads, Winsford Hill is exposed.