Thinking of spending some time exploring the Exmoor National Park this year? Here are some of the things you can expect to do while out and about on Exmoor.
The Exmoor National Park forms part of a Dark Skies Reserve, it was actually the first one in Europe and continues to have some of the best night skies in the UK. Every year there is a Dark Skies Festivals, where a host of events take place after dark for the whole family. Stargazing isn’t just reserved for the festival, it’s something you can do all year round, all you need is a clear night and sensible clothes!
Exmoor has some of the highest sea cliff in mainland Britain and as such, there are a host of isolated beaches and coves that are only accessible by boat, making kayaking a great way to explore the coastline. It’s also a great way for finding wildlife too – you’ll find peregrine falcons, dolphins, seals and a host of other birds that you won’t be able to see from land.
Go on an adventure
North Devon isn’t known as the Adventure Coast for nothing – there are plenty of opportunities for an adventure on Exmoor. If you want to indulge in an adventure or two, visit Keypitts Offroad Adventures book your trip today. Alternatively, get your thrills at one of the region’s theme parks, like Watermouth Castle which is located in Exmoor.
Go goat spotting
Did you know there is a herd of feral goats that live at the Valley of Rocks in Lynton? The Valley of Rocks is one of the prettiest places in the region and is a great place for walking, hiking and sight seeing. It’s also home to a herd of feral goats and those famous Exmoor Ponies – just remember they are wild animals so keep your distance.
Go to the zoo
We always love seeing the Exmoor Ponies and the goats but seeing some more exotic animals is always exciting. The Exmoor area has several wildlife attractions, including Exmoor Zoo and the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, which are both well worth a visit.
Ride a cliff railway
Also in Lynton is the Grade II cliff railway the highest, steepest water powdered railway in the world. It was built to help Victorian holiday makers travel between Lynton and Lynmouth, which sits at the bottom of the cliff. The views are spectacular and it really is something you have to experience when in the area.
Go to the beach
We’ve already mentioned that Exmoor has some of the highest sea cliffs in mainland Britain, so a visit to the National Park will give you plenty of chances to spend some time at the beach. Combe Martin has a lovely little beach, there is the sea front at Lynmouth and the harbour at Ilfracombe where you can visit Verity, the famous statue.
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