Exmoor and the surrounding area

Exmoor covers 692km2 of outstanding natural beauty.  Exmoor stretches from Somerset to North Devon. Take in the sights, the walks, the fresh air and all of the beauty exmoor has to offer.  

What to do?

There is so much choice from walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing or simply sightseeing exmoor has something for everyone. 

Places to see in Exmoor

Watchet - 6.4 Miles

A Beautiful Harbour Town with an active Marina.  From Watchet you can get on a steam train, go fossil hunting on the beach, take a fishing trip or simply walk around this quaint harbour town and take in the sights it has to offer.  

Blue Anchor Bay - 12 Miles

Is it a beach kindda day? Head to the Blue Anchor Bay for a paddle on this wide sandy beach.  You can look for fossils and make sandcastles all day! 

Minehead - 12.7 miles

There is so much to do in minehead.  Beautiful Sandy Beach, Butlins for a traditional family fairground fun, fish and chips, shops.  You can take a stroll to the historic harbour which started out in the late 1300’s as a small port but now hosts pleasure boat cruises!  Minehead also offers golf and watersports. 

Lynton & Lynmouth - 27.3 miles

If you haven’t been to Lynton and Lynmouth, this is a must!  Known as the walking capital of Exmoor! Visit the historic working cliff railway, take a fascinating trip up the steepest water-powered railway in the world!  And that’s not all you can do here. There are some fascinating walks beautiful scenic views as well as shops and cafes galore!  

Valley of the rocks - 29 miles

Part of the south west coast path, this could be one of the most stunning walks you’ll ever go on.  See Goats roaming freely oh the cliff edges, take in the sights of this fascinating U shaped valley which runs parallel to the sea. 

Wimbleball Lake - 5.9 miles

Weather its walking or inspiring your children’s imagination looking for wildlife you can do  it all here. You can explore on foot or by bike (some of the bike track is off road), Childrens play area, water sports.  If you fancy visiting in the evening hire a telescope and look at the dark skies of exmoor! 

Tropiquaria Wildlife Park - 4.6 Miles

Tropiquaria Wildlife park is known as one of the most unique zoos in the country.  Established in the former Art Deco Radio transmitter station built in 1933. Visit the Aquarium, Nocturnal House or the 2 children’s play areas.  An all weather attraction.  

Tarr Steps - 14.4 miles

Suitable for the novice walker.  Park in the car park and stroll down to the ancient clapper bridge.  Beautiful riverside walk with wildlife and woodland views. 

Dunkery Beacon - 10.7 miles

Visit Exmoors Highest point.  The sandstone hill rises to 520m and gives smo amazing views over the surrounding moors! 

Cleeve Abbey - 4.7 Miles

At Cleeve Abbey you can get a glimpse of monastic life 800 years ago!! You can see the monks’ dormitory, the amazing architecture, bring a picnic and enjoy lunch on the beautiful grounds.  

Dunster Castle - 9.7 Miles

Hop on the dunster castle express, order yourself a homemade picnic and make your way to Dunster castle to take in the amazing scenery this national trust property has to offer from beautiful gardens to a fully working windmill in the grounds. 

West Somerset Railway - 6.6 miles

Travel from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead pick up a Day rover card and travel all day stopping at any (or all of the stations). You can learn some amazing history of how the lines were started and finished then re-started to the busy tourist attraction you see today!