Minehead, Dunster & the eastern fringes of Exmoor - A view from our expert author

River Exe near Dulverton Devon England UK by cpphotoimages Shutterstock
The River Exe, near Dulverton © cpphotoimages, Shutterstock

Within the national park is its most appealing town, Dunster, and to the south is Wheddon Cross.

Between Exmoor National Park and the Quantocks is a snout of land which, although technically outside the range of this book, deserves to be included. Minehead, after all, is the eastern gateway to Exmoor and proudly the beginning of the 630-mile South West Coast Path and Watchet is a most agreeable small town. Then there are the other northern stations on the West Somerset Railway, all deserving their place here, and one of England’s glorious eccentricities: the Bakelite Museum.

Within the national park is its most appealing town, Dunster, and to the south is Wheddon Cross, which anyone approaching Exmoor from Tiverton must pass through. Dulverton, the national park headquarters, is a short diversion off the main road. And, by the way, the area of the national park to the east of the A396 is known as the Brendon Hills, not to be confused with Brendon Common near Oare. 

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