Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park covers 276-square miles across Somerset and North Devon. The area is made up of various geological landforms, including deep ancient wooded valleys and sweeping open moorland. The highest point is Dunkery Beacon— atop a 500m sandstone hill— which provides stunning panoramic views across the South West.

There is so much to discover on Exmoor— too much for just one day— with hundreds of miles of countryside paths, bridleways, charming villages and hamlets and all manner of rivers, brooks and lakes. With over 200 scheduled monuments dotted over the Park, as well as 16 conservation areas, there’s plenty of exploring to be done.

Wimbeball Lake is a must-go for the outdoor adventurer. Their well-run onsite activity centre offers a whole range of alfresco pursuits; both on and off the water. From sailing, windsurfing and canoeing to climbing, archery and cycling. Or, if you’ve had long day, and just want to relax, why not just sit yourself on the water’s edge and take in the stunning scenery.

Trout fishing season runs from late-October to March. The 374-acre reservoir is frequently stocked with blue, brown and rainbow trout and onsite tuition is available for beginners or anyone looking to refine their technique. Permits can be bought on request and boats booked in advance.

Unsurprisingly, the walking, cycling and riding opportunities on Exmoor are excellent and there are many pubs and tea rooms stationed along the way to provide refreshments.

If you want to keep on the beaten track, National Park rangers provide first-rate guided walks. Please feel free to ask and we’ll find out what will be available during your stay.

For more information about Exmoor: www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

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