Exmoor is a unique place shaped by people and nature over thousands of years and is recognised as one of the UK’s finest landscapes. Large areas of open moorland provide a sense of remoteness and tranquillity rare in southern Britain. You can find spectacular coastal views, deep wooded valleys, high sea cliffs, and fast-flowing streams all within easy reach.
Come and let Exmoor work it’s magic on you.
Beautiful, iconic and ancient – the Tarr Steps are well worth a visit. This “clapper bridge” across the River Barle is the longest and oldest of its kind in Great Britain, dating back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. There are some excellent circular walks to enjoy or simply paddle in the river. The Tarr Farm Inn is our local pub situated at the Tarr Steps, offering a cracking pint and warm hospitality.
A small charity-run business working to promote and protect the endangered rare-breed Exmoor pony. Riding is offered but needs to be booked in advance. Well worth a visit for animal lovers.
A delightful market town situated on the banks of the River Barle, known as the Southern gateway to Exmoor. Dulverton is lined with traditional cobbled streets and has plenty of independent shops, charming tea rooms and award winning pubs and restaurants. There is lots to see and do.
Exmoor Zoo is home to the only black leopard on exhibit in the UK. Opened in 1982, the zoo is now a wonderful family attraction, especially for children.
An ancient castle with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens, set above the medieval village of Dunster. Dating back over 1,000 years, Dunster Castle is now run by the National Trust as a tourist attraction with events and activities held during the year.
The reservoir lake is open to the public for tuition in various watersports including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, and rowing. Visitors can also launch their own craft or hire from the centre. There are facilities such as changing rooms and showers available, as well as a cafe and children’s play area.
Our favourite beach in Devon. An idyllic 3 mile stretch of golden sand. Saunton is dog friendly all year round and has excellent facilities (toilet, shower block, shop and food). It is renowned for its long, slow waves for surfers and there are plenty of rockpools for children to explore.