Exmoor National ParkMinehead Category Outdoor Activities, Nature & Wildlife
For those that know it, Exmoor is a truly unique and special place.
First time visitors are always surprised at the undisturbed tranquillity of its heather-clad moorlands, not to mention a breathtaking coastline of plunging cliffs and sheltered bays.
Nestling on the West Somerset / North Devon border, Exmoor is rich in hidden haunts, deep valleys, ancient oak woodland, England's highest sea-cliffs, sparkling rivers and waterfalls. Its landscapes and seascapes are dotted with medieval towns, villages, harbours and resorts full of character and timeless charm.
Most of the Exmoor area enjoys special protection too. Its National Park status guarantees natural beauty of the highest order and an abundance of wildlife, including the Exmoor Pony and wild red deer, whilst close by is the picturesque Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Find out more about the Exmoor Pony by visiting the Exmoor Pony Centre. Watch the ponies and find out more about them for Free, or pay to ride the fantastic animal.
It is a remarkable landscape that makes a natural choice for all kinds of holidays and short breaks. You can enjoy a few days by the sea, explore the beautiful countryside, or dip into a pool of local heritage. You could stay in a picturesque village, on a farm, or a popular resort. Go walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing or wildlife spotting. Or simply sit back and take in the stunning views.
Exmoor is the ideal place to escape from a busier pace of life, being close to the M5, major airports and train services at Exeter, Bristol & Taunton, and within 3 ½ hours drive time from London and Birmingham. [ - Visit Somerset]