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There’s no shortage of good bridleways on Exmoor. In fact, it must be one of the nation’s frontrunners when it comes to sheer density of legal trails. But it’s not just quantity that makes this corner of the South West so good; Exmoor is also about quality, as this ride — a testing 33km loop around the coastal Brendon Hills — demonstrates.
This is a big ride for its length, with a lot of climbing and some technical descents. Highlights include the coastal section from Minehead to Porlock, which combines great riding with breathtaking views; and the long traverse across Luccombe Hill, tucked in the shadow of Dunkery Beacon, the moor’s highest point. The pull back up from Wootton Courtenay always seems like one ridge too far, but it’s downhill all the way back to the seafront once you reach the top.