Finding Exmoor’s ‘How’ Cairns

Searching for the Joaney How and Robin How cairns on Exmoor and not far from Dunkery Beacon.

Tuesday 24th August 2021

This would be my final walk of a three-day weekend down on Exmoor, ahead of my final night of camping at Halse Farm. I drove to Webber’s Post for the beginning of this one. I’d been up Dunkery Beacon many times but for now, I wanted to find a couple of named cairns from the OS Map.

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Withypool and crossing the River Barle

Monday 23rd August 2021

This walk was the main reason for which I chose my particular campsite just off of Winsford Hill on Exmoor. It was to be a repeat of a walk I did with two friends back in January 2019.

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Simonsbath, River Barle and Five Burrows Hill

Sunday 22nd August 2021

This was my first walk as part of a three-night getaway and camping trip down on Exmoor. I drove down in the morning – car fully loaded with my tent and all – somewhat ready to do this long and challenging walk before looking to pitch up near Winsford.

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