Exmoor

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normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>This new
title in Bradt's distinctive series of Slow travel guides to regions of Britain
is the only general guide to focus exclusively on Exmoor, covering all of the
National Park plus towns and villages just outside the boundary. Written by
expert resident author Hilary Bradt, coast and moorland, hiking, wildlife and
birdwatching are all covered, as are food and drink, historical background and
culture both present and past, including Lorna Doone (and Doone Country),
Wordsworth and Shelley. Divided into five regions and complete with 13 walks
with maps, Bradt's Exmoor National Park also covers National Trust villages and
nature reserves, little-known attractions such as private gardens, and the
region's most interesting little churches.



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Exmoor is
one of England's smallest but most beautiful national parks and is also
particularly rich in festivals, both cultural and traditional - and frankly
bizarre, including the Hunting of the Earl of Rone in the village of Combe
Martin and the Minehead Hobby Horse. The area is also increasingly recognised
as a foodie destination and as a place for active holidays of all types. With
its long coastline there are beaches for everyone, both sand and pebble, with
wild swimming in the sea, rivers and reservoirs. This is also one of the most
rewarding areas for walking in the West Country, combining stunning sections of
the South West Coast Path with inland walks over heather-rich moorland and up
river valleys.



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>England's
smallest church, the largest number of wild red deer in England and Britain's
most distinctive native pony are all found here. Ideal for walkers, riders,
foodies and lovers of beautiful scenery and wilderness, Bradt's Exmoor National
Park is the essential companion for a successful trip regardless of age or
budget.



 



About the author



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Hilary
Bradt co-founded Bradt Travel Guides in 1974, but now lives in semi-retirement
in Seaton, East Devon. After 40 years of writing guidebooks to Africa and South
America, she has embraced her chosen home to the extent of insisting that such
a large, varied and beautiful county deserved four Slow guides, not just one.
Her first visit to the region was as a child on a pony-trekking holiday on
Exmoor - a never to be forgotten experience. A keen walker, she has covered
many miles of the South West Coast Path and inland footpaths, style='mso-spacerun:yes'> 
and most Saturdays see her taking part in one
of Devon's Parkruns (5k, but she's appropriately slow). She is a productive
member of the South West Sculptors' Association and lectures regularly on
travel-related topics at libraries and literary festivals, both in Devon and
further afield. In 2008 she was awarded an MBE for services to the tourist
industry and to charity and in 2009 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award
from the British Guild of Travel Writers.



 



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invaluable inspiration to those who like to walk and discover new things about
the region.



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Journal



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all manner of little known facts and tales about local characters both past and
present.



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lid on secret spots in Devon, with out-of-the-way places, local characters and
a guide to sustainable tourism.



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for residents and tourists, the guide is a brilliant addition to the bookcase.



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interesting read which made me want to revisit many of the places it describes.
I loved the tales associated with the places visited and could feel the
enthusiasm the author has for this part of the country.



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Contents



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Introduction



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Going Slow
in Exmoor



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Chapter 1 style='mso-tab-count:1'>         An introduction to Exmoor and the
national park



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Wildlife,
Exmoor & the hand of man, Getting there & around, Active Exmoor (inc
wild swimming), Inactive Exmoor



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Chapter 2 style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Western Exmoor (Devon)



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Introduction
to area, Combe Martin & area, to Lynton via Blackmoor Gate , The coastal
triangle; Lynton, Lynmouth & area



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Chapter 3 style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Central & southern Exmoor
(Somerset)



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Introduction
to the area, Simonsbath & the River Barle, Southern Exmoor villages, Tarr
Steps, Doone Country



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Chapter 4 style='mso-tab-count:1'>         Eastern Exmoor style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  (Somerset)



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Introduction
to the area, Porlock & area, Porlock Weir to County Gate, East of Porlock:
the National Trust villages



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Chapter 5 style='mso-tab-count:1'>         Minehead, Dunster & the eastern
fringes of Exmoor



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Introduction
to the area (including getting there & around), Minehead, Dunster, Within
the national park: the northern section; The southern segment: Dulverton &
area



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Appendices



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Booklist
& further information     



normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'> 8.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Verdana'>Index style='mso-tab-count:1'>