Walk and Talk

11–17 July 2020 (Sat–Fri)

Looking for a longer walking house party at Lee Abbey? This is for you! Come and join us in the height of summer in this glorious part of Devon for 5 days walking on the stunningly dramatic coastline, river valleys and moors of Exmoor. Weather permitting, we may take the opportunity of the longer walking house party to explore further afield with walks from places such as Exford, Selworthy, Mortehoe and around Dunkery Beacon as well as a choice of more local routes beginning closer to Lee Abbey. (Days off are always possible if you want to take a break from walking during the week.) To begin the day, there will be half an hour of worship (with a Bible reflection) before breakfast after which we offer a choice of walks.

The long walks will vary between 10-13 miles and leave at 9.45 am. The medium walk (7-9 miles) and the shorter walk (5-6 miles) leave a little later in the morning. You will need good walking footwear, appropriate clothing (including rain gear), a small rucksack, refillable water bottle and sandwich box for your packed lunch. It may be necessary to share lifts on some days to reach the start point.

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Who's speaking?

Graham and Helen Worsfold

Graham and Helen are keen hikers with great experience of leading walks in a variety of settings.

James and Inger Denniston

James (former chaplain and recently retired chair of the Lee Abbey Devon Board of Trustees) and Inger share a passion for walking and exploring Exmoor and the North Devon Coast.

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What to expect

Wondering what it will be like to stay at Lee Abbey for a retreat or a holiday?

You will get a warm welcome from the Community, a beautiful home to stay in, delicious meals, a well resourced library, quiet spaces to relax in, 288 acres of our estate to explore, excellent teaching, vibrant worship and entertainment. For more information about Lee Abbey’s ministry or details on how to support us, see “About Lee Abbey”. If you have any questions, please get in touch.


Fully refurbished in 2016, comfortable and welcoming

Rooms to meet and relax

Spaces around the house for you to unwind, chat, learn and worship

Our great outdoors

280 acres of Exmoor coast and beach, for walks, sport and even stargazing

Meals and special diets

Three meals a day, tea, coffee and cake are included for all guests.

Teaching and worship

There'll be sung worship and talks you can join each morning if you like

Workshops and activities

The Community will offer prayers, walks and entertainment for you

Families and children

On family holiday weeks, they'll have a whale of a time too!

Pastoral support

We would love to listen to and pray with you during your stay

Prices and practicalities

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