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Exmoor Attractions & Events
Exmoor is a special place, unspoilt and hauntingly beautiful.
It is a place that invites exploration, a place of contrasts; dramatic coastlines with plunging cliffs, sheltered bays, beaches and historic ports, and then the wide open space and wilderness of the moors, that lead down to wooded valleys with quiet trails for you to enjoy.
"...a place where you relax in quiet charm, or get stuck into a wide range of outdoor activities"
Our nearest town is Dulverton, known as the Gateway to Exmoor.
It is a delightful historic town, full of character and a good selection of independent shops, galleries, antique and second hand book shops and inviting tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, just two miles from the cottage.
"...an ideal Sunday morning stroll along the river for papers and coffee"
The Park’s night sky is the first place in England and only the second in the world that has been awarded special protected status. The remarkable lack of light pollution produces exceptional conditions for stargazing.
"... a meteor shower and expect to see around 50-60 shooting stars an hour, but don’t forget the blankets and a flask of hot chocolate!"
Visit some of the highlights, such as the ancient clapper bridge at Tarr Steps.
Join a Treasure Hunt. We personally loved doing this downloadable Treasure Hunt. It’s great fun and it gives a good overview of Exmoor and North Devon. Try the one that starts in Dulverton.
West Somerset Adventures is a local company based on the edge of Exmoor offering a variety of activities and day packages to suit those looking for an alternative Exmoor adventure.
Wimbleball Lake, just a short drive away, has lots of offer including tuition in various watersports activities, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing. Visitors can also launch their own craft or hire from the centre.
Exmoor Adventures provides a range of outdoor activities including coasteering, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, raft building, archery, hill walking and orienteering activities across North Devon and Somerset.
Places of Interest
Discover the timeless village of
Clovelly, where the steep, cobbled street tumbles down past gleaming white cottages to the tiny, deep-blue harbour.
Wild, beautiful and untouched the
Hartland Peninsula is a designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a walkers’ paradise with shady lanes, sheltered footpaths, ancient bridleways and open moors.
Lundy Island off the coast of North Devon, is a peaceful and unspoiled granite outcrop, three miles long and half a mile wide, with nothing between it and America across the Atlantic ocean.
Take a trip back in time on the
West Somerset Steam Train, running between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard. Alight at Washford Station to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Cleeve Abbey.
Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway - A trip to these picturesque towns in North Devon wouldn’t be complete without a ride on the famous cliff railway powered by water.
See seals, porpoises and dolphins during a coastal cruise aboard
Ilfracombe Princess based in Ilfracombe.
The Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. Sail from Minehead or Ilfracombe to see the stunning coastline of West Somerset or North Devon from this unique viewpoint.
Arctic Sun super yacht charter, whether the charter is for family and friends or business colleagues, this flybridge Sunseeker provides a relaxing environment while the crew offer an attentive service.
Houses and Gardens
Dunster Castle, an ancient castle with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens, set above the medieval village of Dunster.
Dunster Water Mill - A working water mill built in 1680. See how flour is produced as the wheat grain is fed down to the grinding stones before being bagged up for local shops.
Woolacombe Beach (between Morte Point and Baggy Point) is only an hour’s drive away; a haven for beach bunnies and surfers of all abilities.
Visit on a sunny day and you’ll soon see why this three-mile long stretch of golden sand has won both the Blue Flag and Premier Seaside Beach awards, as well as being hailed as Britain’s Best Beach by Coast magazine in 2012, and more recently by Trip Advisor in 2015.
Take Kite Surfing lessons at
North Devon Kitesurfing at Saunton Sands with its epic 3.5 mile stretch of golden sands.
Learn to surf at
North Devon Surf School, with the longest established surfing school, just 50 metres from Westward Ho! beach.
Fly fishing day tickets can be purchased for beats on two of Exmoor’s stunning rivers, The Barle and The Exe, available from Lance Nicholson the fishing and gun shop in Dulverton.
Nearby Wimbleball Lake, stocked with Rainbow trout, and Exebridge, Exe Valley Fishery where Nick Hart Fly Fishing and the Hart Fly Shop are based also offers good fly fishing opportunities and expert coaching.