There are lots of interesting walks and places to visit in and around Challacombe. A reasonably short walk from the middle of Challacombe to Barton Town, takes in a ford with a footbridge; a packhorse bridge; a beech forest; ancient meadows and the Holy Trinity Church, that still retains some of its C13th tower and an early stone font. The lime plaster on the tower is unusual and stunningly white. Near the church are some earthwork remains of former houses and an impressive banked road, which now leads nowhere.
Phoned on the off-chance of accommodation, walking from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Gary and Amanda were so welcoming and kind. Fed, watered, washing done and sent on my way fully refreshed and energised. A wonderful place run by wonderful people.Visitors’ Book September 2021
Further afield you can walk up to Shoulsbry Castle or visit the highest part of the parish known as The Chains, at 480 metres above sea level. The great Mesolithic ridgeway across Exmoor, thought to be part of the only continuous ridgeway from England to Cornwall, runs along the top of The Chains, passing numerous groups of Neolithic stone sets and Bronze Age barrows.
A short drive will give access to many more wonderful walks of varying lengths.
Plenty of maps and books to help you choose where to walk can be found in the front room, including the Exmoor Moorland Archaeology Walks Series, all of which are within easy reach from Challacombe.
If you are doing LEJOG, we can be enroute and we are happy to transfer luggage for you. As we are only a small B&B, we do not have a drying room as such, but we have log fires, central heating and a Rayburn in our kitchen, so are happy to help you dry any wet clothes. There is also a covered porch for your walking boots/wellingtons and coats.