Exmoor National Park Visitor Guide

Exmoor is a walkers and horse riders delight, with miles of public footpaths, bridleways and byways traversing farmland, wild heather clad moor and dropping into hidden combes.

Exmoor National Park is a Somerset beauty extending over the county border into delightful Devon.

Exmoor stretches from the Quantock Hills to 4 miles of golden sand on Woolacombe and Putsborough's blue flag beach. To the north Exmoor borders the Bristol Channel stretching round the north Devon coastline to Barnstaple and Bideford.

To the south Dulverton, South Molton and Tiverton, east over the Brendon hills ridge way, down to Wilveliscombe, almost into Taunton. Minehead is the main seaside resort, a clean affluent seaside town, overflowing with flowers and visitors during the Summer holidays.

The Brendon Hills are a pastoral joy, the rolling hills hide scattered villages and hamlets and nearby are the west Somerset towns of Wilveliscombe and Williton. The Quantock hills stretch from Taunton to Kilve offer walks galore and wonderful views over St Auderies Bay. The ancient sea port of Watchet and Blue Anchor Bay are on the Somerset coast.

The villages of Porlock and Porlock Weir are lovely too, surrounded by coastal, woodland and moorland walks imploring you to wander further to watch the sun rise or set on top of Dunkery Beacon.

A large choice of hotels and B&B's are found in Lynton and Lynmouth which is surrounded on three sides by majestic scenery and the fourth the sea.

North Devon main seaside resorts are Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Morthoe, Woolacombe , Croyde, Saunton and Braunton. Exmoor family attractions are West Somerset Steam Railway, Aquasplash, Atlantic Village, Tropiquaria, Exmoor Zoo, Dartington Crystal, Watermouth Castle, Quince Honey Farm.


Take a walk or two on your holiday but don't forget to take a map.