Explore Exmoor

Located in the North of Devon, the Exmoor National Park is one of Britain's real hidden treasures, full of incredible vistas and a herd of wild mountain goats, it is the place to go for romantic adventures. 

Inspiration through the ages

The Exmoor National Park itself is a truly breath-taking area to explore, with visitors travelling around the world to experience its unique mix of landscapes, including high sea cliffs and rolling moorland, working farmland and deep wooded valleys. If you’re looking for a peaceful escape, Exmoor’s wide vistas, wonderful wildlife and network of walking trails will help you get away from it all.

Wherever you go in this stunning area there are new places to discover: Dulverton, the setting of part of Blackmore's classic novel ‘Lorna Doone'; the castle at Dunster, which stands guard over the town's medieval buildings; the busy village and port of Porlock, with its stunning views; Exford, the perfect base for exploring the historic and remarkable Tarr Steps; the picturesque twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth (known as‘Little Switzerland'), which will charm you and amaze you with its ingenious water-powered cliff railway which effortlessly transports visitors up the 500 foot cliff … and much more besides.

For something a little different, try a guided hawk walk to experience these magnificent birds up close, or maybe a night time star safari to make the most of Exmoor’s Dark Skies status.


For a more active break, Exmoor also offers a wide range of adrenaline fuelled adventures, including challenging mountain biking, steep rock climbs and white water kayaking. There’s a year-round programme of organised active events to challenge yourself with too. Having such a varied mix of landscapes, Exmoor’s locally-produced food and drink is also well worth sampling – from fine Exmoor beef to Lundy lobster. With a range of excellent country pubsrestaurants and cafes across the countryside, you’ll be in for a real foodie treat.

5 top Exmoor Experiences

  • Cross Tarr Steps then go for a cream tea
  • Travel from Lynton to Lynmouth via the cliff railway
  • Go stargazing under Exmoor’s unpolluted skies
  • Get out in the wilds in the very early morning and watch for wild deer and stags
  • Walk Exmoor’s rugged stretch of the South West Coast Path

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Who is afraid of the big bad wolf!

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10 great winter walks

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