EX­PLOR­ING EX­MOOR

M5, A358, A39, A399, A361, A396

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

Dis­tance 114 miles Why you should ride it Start­ing at Taun­ton, which is just off the M5, this route gives you a great taster of Som­er­set’s wilder ar­eas. Pick­ing up the A358 to­wards Minehead you can stop for a quick ice cream on the sea­side be­fore join­ing the A39 and tak­ing on one of the UK’S steep­est hills at Por­lock. This lovely coastal road takes you to­wards Barn­sta­ple, but if you turn off at Blackmoor Gate and take the A399 to South Molton and then the A361 to Tiverton be­fore loop­ing back to Minehead on the A396 up the Exe Val­ley it’s much more fun. Fancy a de­tour? For a true Ex­moor ex­pe­ri­ence, cut through the park on one of the B-roads – just watch out for wild Ex­moor ponies in the road.

BLACKMOOR GATE MINEHEAD TAUN­TON

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