I'm hoping to go walking/hiking in Exmoor in either late July or mid-August for a few days. Coming from London by train, I'm trying to figure where best to arrive/timings and where to go from there. I would prefer to walk from a starting point to a destination, staying somewhere (preferably an Inn, to sample the local ale!) mid journey. Ideally I'd get to see some of the moors and woodlands as well as some of the spectacular coastline. Maybe one day each? One idea I had would be to start in Exford (maybe arrive the night before?), one day hike to Porlock, stay there overnight, and then follow the coastal trail to either Minehead or Lynton?
I'm a capable hiker, but would like to have enough time to really take in the scenery as well.
Any suggestions welcome and much appreciated