Explore Exmoor

Walking from The Black Venus Inn and exploring Exmoor by the sea…

Whether you are an experienced walker or someone who prefers a short stroll, Exmoor National Park is the ideal place to explore the outdoors on foot. With over 1000km of footpaths and bridleways, through woodlands, by tumbling rivers and on open heather covered moorland, the variety is vast.

Before or after your meal…

There are a number of scenic walks in the vicinity of The Black Venus Inn, some of which we have outlined below. The pub is a perfect start and end point as it offers a large car park and offers a great selection of hot and cold lunch options for the hungry rambler. Also, we don't mind a muddy boot or two and you can even bring your dog - Everybody is welcome!

Some other suggestions of nearby attractions…

Need to stay a little longer?…

A short distance from the pub we can highly recommend booking a stay with Exmoor Cottage Holidays. All dog friendly they have five beautiful self-catering holiday cottages. The stone-built holiday letting cottages have recently been renovated (retaining many period features) and are warm, comfortable and well-equipped. They all have a real log fire or stove in the living room and a private enclosed patio or garden outside. Converted from a farm, the cottages surround a charming courtyard, and in the beautiful grounds is an exclusive children's playground and a delightful walk around Humphrey's Hill, with lovely views. Within 300 yards is a handy general store and Post Office and The Black Venus Inn.

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The Black Venus Inn
Challacombe
Barnstaple
Devon EX31 4TT

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