In 1625 on Exmoor, a farmer comes to love an outlaw's daughter who proves in reality to be a kidnapped heiress
During the reign of King James II, the Doones live on Exmoor as outlaws.
In a nearby village, young Jan Ridd's father is murdered by one of the Doones.
Some years later, Jan's illicit friendship with Lorna Doone is rekindled. Despite the risk of being discovered, a romance blossoms.