Exmoor Perambulators

The Exmoor Perambulation

Exmoor’s longest one day walking event

CHANGE TO START!!! This year we will have the option to start after you have registered as per the last 2 years, or join a mass start at 7:30am. People wishing to start on the mass start will have their own registration desk open from 7am – 7:30

This circular long distance walk, the Exmoor Perambulation, is a traditional walk dating back over 725 years. It’s one of the most challenging walks in the Exmoor annual calendar and during the 31 miles of cross country walking you will be taking in breathtaking views and accessing parts of the National Park not normally open to the public. You will also be participating a bit of history!

Every June hundreds of people from around the country come together to tread the boundary of the old Royal Forest of Exmoor and pass through some unique areas of Exmoor not normally accessible to the public.

Started many years ago by Exmoor Youth Association, this event has been faithfully supported by a significant number of loyal volunteers without which the Perambulation would simply not exist.

This year the Perambulation will be run by Active Adventure South West supported by volunteers of many years experience. Exmoor National Park Authority will work with the organisers to ensure that the landowners are aware
of the event.

This 31 mile walk is very challenging so training is highly recommended for the event, but it’s well worth it as the views are spectacular across Exmoor National Park.

It’s a huge achievement to complete the Perambulation but if it sound too much don’t worry, there is also a half distance option. It starts at the same time and place as the main event but terminates at Check Point 5 (Picked Stones Lane) where you can enjoy our refreshments while waiting for our free mini bus service to take you to the finish at the Pinkery Centre.

A meal will be available to purchase when you arrive back at Pinkery.

Perambuilating the old Royal Forest of Exmoor