Places of Interest in Exmoor
Exmoor’s Northern boundary stretches for 34 miles from Combe Martin through Lynmouth and Porlock to Minehead. It is England’s highest coastline and the coastal pathprovides spectacular walking. Dunkery Beacon (1707 feet above sea level) is within four miles. The gentle climb to the summit gives panoramic views to Wales, Dartmoor and several counties.
A drive or walk across the wild moorland is sure to be rewarded with scenes of wild Exmoor ponies, cattle and sheep. In spring, walk or ‘park and ride’ to Snow Drop Valley three miles away. The National Park arrange guided walks throughout the summer. Riding stables are within a few miles.
The National Trust villages of Selworthy and Horner are picturesque. Enjoy a walk through Horner Woods, one of Britain’s ancient woodlands. There are mountain bike trails. Coarse and fly fishing are also available locally at Wimbleball and Clatworthy lakes, sea fishing on the coast is within eight miles.
Historic Dunster, overlooked by the Castle and with the ancient Yarn market, working water mill, Priory Church Gardens and every kind of gift shop and hostelry are also well worth a visit. Dunster’s prosperity was based upon the cloth making and wool trade and today is a bustling village six miles from Triscombe Farm.
Special events, festivals and carnivals take place throughout the year. Dunster’s Country Fair at the end of July and Dunster by Candlelight in December are particularly popular.
In the early May the traditional Hobby Horse entertains in Minehead in aid of local charities. Details of specific events are available from Exmoor National Park and can be found in the cottages.
Places of interest:
- Exmoor National Park
- Visit Exmoor
- Visit Devon
- Somerset Tourism
- What’s on Exmoor
- South West Coast Path
- Two Moors Way
- Exmoor Producers
- Exmoor Adventures
- Red Stag Safari
- Exmoor Pony Society
- Historic Dunster Castle + Watermill
- West Somerset Steam Railway
- Tarr Steps on River Barle
- Dulverton – Headquarters of Exmoor National Park
- Lorna Doone Valley
- Valley of the Rocks
- Lynton & Lynmouth
- Knighthayes (Tiverton)
- Hestercombe Gardens (Cheddar Fitzpaine)
- Watchet Marina
- Wimbleball Lake
- Somerset Cricket Museum (Taunton)
- Birds of Prey Centre (Bossington)
- Cleeve Abbey and Washford Mill
- Barnstaple and the North Devon Coast.
- Quantock Hills
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