On your bike: our favourite cycle routes in England

Leave the car behind and explore Britain’s highways, byways and coastal pathways on two wheels.

Stellar skies: the world’s best stargazing spots

Look at the stars, look how they shine for you.

Cream teas and soporific lunches: Eating well in Exmoor

When it comes to scones in Exmoor, the cream rises to the top. Or is that the jam…

Family fun and games at Bossington Hall, Porlock

The luxury accommodation for up to 30 people, in Exmoor National Park, is a great location for a game of sardines.

Clashing antlers on Exmoor with Discovery Safaris

Have you ever wanted to go on safari but don’t fancy leaving the UK? Now you can.

Getting outdoors in Exmoor

A melting pot of landscapes and history, Exmoor is ripe for outdoor exploration. 

The best hidden picnic spots on Exmoor

Whether you are looking for a bench with a view or a grassy meadow with a stream, you can find it on Exmoor.

The Doone Valley

This is a seductive region of tea shops, pubs, medieval bridges – and Lorna Doone. From Watersmeet the lovely East Lyn River draws you…


It’s one of the best-preserved medieval villages in England, with car-harassing narrow streets set against a backdrop of the splendid castle. Dunster sits just…

Tarr Steps

Be cautious about sunbathing on the stones . . . Legend has it that the Devil built the bridge, so was understandably peeved when…

Combe Martin

There’s plenty to admire here, as the town has a long and interesting history. Squeezed into the crease between two hillsides, within an Area…


The town’s attractions include a 17th-century bridge over the River Barle, a variety of independent shops, some good restaurants and the excellent Heritage Centre.…

Porlock Weir

At Porlock Weir, the shingle bar protected a tidal inlet and kept the harbour open – as it has been now for at least…

The best churches in North Devon and Exmoor

Adding to their other treasures, North Devon and Exmoor boast some exquisite churches.

Seeing stars: a night-time visit to Exmoor International Dark Sky Reserve

Hilary Bradt goes stargazing with expert Seb Jay.