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Exmoor

A place to escape to, recognised as one of the best locations for walking in Europe, be amazed by it’s dark skies full of stars totally free from light pollution (Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve) and be thrilled with the road cycling, good enough to host the Tour of Britain. On Exmoor it is still possible to find tranquility and peace as well as rediscover your sense of adventure.

Exmoor
Exmoor
Exmoor

Pictures courtesy of Exmoor National Park.

An amazing variety of landscapes, from glorious open heather-topped spaces where you may catch a glimpse of the wild red deer or the iconic Exmoor ponies (Britain’s oldest native horse), to spectacular coastal views, deep wooded valleys and fast flowing streams. Exmoor is home to a spectacular variety of wildlife, including plants that grow nowhere else in the world, such as two species of Whitebeam tree.
Enjoy delicious local food in historic village pubs - The Black Venus at Challacombe, Hunters Inn at Heddens Mouth or The Rock Inn at Brendon. A Devon cream tea in a cosy tearoom garden at Lynton & Lynmouth or National Trust Watersmeet.
Explore Exmoor’s Past. Enjoy a ride on the Lynton and Lynmouth cliff railway or find ancient standing stones from the Neolithic and Bronze ages and Roman forts at Martinhoe.
There is something for everyone on Exmoor, from cycling, walking, fishing, horse riding, exploring historic sites, enjoying good food to just taking in the view!

Exmoor Safaris
Using ancient byways inaccessible by car, the Land Rover will take you over the picturesque, rolling countryside on a 3 hour tour. Bring your cameras to capture the elusive red deer and wild ponies of Exmoor.

The Exmoor National Park’s website has an extensive events calendar listing everything from garden openings, special interest walks (often guided by a National Park Ranger), festivals, concerts, workshops, boat trips etc. http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/events