It’s been a long time coming, but finally, there is an excellent guided walking tour of Dunster village! Of course, it goes without saying that we are so pleased to be sharing such a fantastic local activity with our guests!
Introducing Jackie, your expert walking tour guide
Tour guide Jackie Barnes knows this beautiful and ancient village inside out. She leads the 1.5-to-2-hour tour, which is not only fascinating but also entertaining.
Jackie shares her wealth of history knowledge with walkers, peppering it with anecdotes and stories about the residents of the village past and more recent. This really brings to life the story of the village through the centuries.
Local insider knowledge
This activity really lifts the lid on life in Dunster over the ages and promises to give you an understanding and appreciation of this historical village in a way that would not be possible without local insider knowledge. Nobody knows a village like a local!
Dunster points of interest on your guided walking tour
The tour starts at the Dunster Steep and loops around the outskirts of the village. Along the way, you will enjoy discovering:
- The working watermill
- Ancient packhorse ‘Gallox’ Bridge
- St George’s Church
- The Dovecote
- The iconic Yarn Market
- Many more points of interest along the way!
Bring your camera as there are some fabulous views of the Exmoor countryside and coastline that surround Dunster.
A gentle walking tour suitable for all ages, fitness levels and weather
This is a gentle stroll that is suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities. Jackie has a unique ‘I Spy’ for younger walkers, and well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome. The tours go in all weather, so please dress appropriately and be prepared for cobbles, mud, and inclines.
Guided walking tours with special needs
Walkers with special needs should contact Jackie, who will do her best to accommodate all requirements.
Exmoor Character Cottages – catering for all walking tour guests
Whether you book into one of Jackie’s guided activities or you plan to tackle the Exmoor National Park, our cottages make the perfect base.
The hot tubs are exquisite for soaking tired bodies. Guests always rave about the dreamy beds and the sensational night’s sleep they deliver. If you’ve worked up an appetite from all that walking, the self-catering kitchens come with everything you possibly need for a well-deserved feast.
Indeed, we know how to add some luxury and indulgence into any walking getaway, so don’t hesitate to contact us.