Explore Exmoor

From green valleys and soft heather-clad hills, to towering cliffs and unbeatable beaches, Exmoor has an endless array of unique places waiting to be explored.

Escape the Everyday on Exmoor

The Park offers everything from walking along the South West Coast Path, pony trekking across vast open ‘commons’ and listening to the spectacular deer rutting through a thick early morning fog.

Adrenaline junkies should consider coasteering at Porlock or mountain biking across the notoriously rugged terrain. If a relaxing break is what you are looking for, consider a spotting the famous Exmoor Ponies on a Land Rover safari followed by afternoon tea or a drink at our local off-grid pub.

And, after dark, discover a star show unlike any other and you'll understand why Exmoor was the first Dark Sky Reserve in Europe.

The sheer drama of the landscape beckons those with a sense of adventure and everyone leaves drenched in the magic of this rugged and wildly beautiful environment.

Escape the Everyday on Exmoor.

Wining & dining

  • Exmoor Forest Inn

    Part of the Simonsbath estate and renowned for their daily changing menu, locally sourced produce and warm welcome. Booking essential.

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    The Poltimore Arms

    Our local pub – a must visit. Off grid, quirky landlord, cash only. A one-off experience and the best beer for miles! Left at the end of the drive, and two miles down the hill towards South Molton.

  • Black Venus

    Hearty suppers, charming timbered bar and a local favourite. Work up an appetite by taking in Pinkery Pond and the Chains before an excellent lunch here.

  • Woods

    A cave of bottles, award winning wine list and a wonderful dining experience that sees traditional English food paired with a continental twist. In the charming market town of Dulverton.

  • Cross Lane House

    Delicious, locally sourced food. Well thought through menus often featuring produce from the on site kitchen garden. Not far from Porlock. Beautiful interiors.

  • The White Horse

    A 16th century coaching inn which has a great seating area next to the River Exe. This is a popular place for those visiting Exmoor for country sports and offers an extensive menu.

  • The Esplanade Fish Bar

    The best fish and chips for miles! Well worth the queue on busy summer days. Check ahead in winter months so that you’re not caught out by their annual closure.

    Days out


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        Saunton Sands

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        Lee Bay

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        Towns & villages

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          South Molton (9 miles)

          Dating back to Saxon times, this market town is formed around a central square with historic buildings to either side which now house a number of independent shops. The town is also home to two quality butchers, a cheese larder and the brilliant pannier market which opens at 8am every Thursday and Saturday.

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          Dulverton (15 miles)

          The historic market town of Dulverton is the southern gateway to Exmoor. With plenty of old houses and shops, there is lots to explore including antiques and galleries.

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          Lynton & Lynmouth (8 miles)

          The Victorians named these two villages ‘Little Switzerland’, they are situated at the mouth of the River Lyn. From Lynmouth you can access Lynton (the higher of the two villages) either via a Victorian water-powered cliff railway, or a coast path. You will find traditional fisherman’s cottages, shops and cafes. Along the coast nearby you will find the magnificent rugged setting of the Valley of the Rocks.

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          Porlock (18 miles)

          Porlock has a shingle beach, museum, weir, gardens and aquarium.

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          Combe Martin (18 miles)

          Seaside village with shops, pubs, and wildlife park with a sheltered sandy beach and rock pools.

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          Ilfracombe (21 miles)

          The Victorian town of Ilfracombe has a good selection of pubs, shops and restaurants all sat around an attractive harbour. Visitors can also hop on board one of the daily boat trips to Lundy Island. Tunnels Beach is a Blue Flag family beach steeped in history where visitors reach the beach through tunnels carved out of the Cliffside rocks. The UK’s tallest statue can be found here, Verity, created by Damien Hirst.

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