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 towards Brendon and on into Somerset where it becomes Oare Water. This is a seductive region of tea shops, pubs, medieval bridges – and Lorna Doone. Further along the road or…

Dunster

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 within the national park, and is deservedly the most visited small town in eastern Exmoor. It’s also one of the best-preserved medieval villages in England, with car-harassing narrow streets and the…

Tarr Steps

Be cautious about sunbathing on the stones . . . Legend has it that the Devil built the bridge, so was understandably peeved when mere mortals tried to use it. Perhaps Exmoor’s best-known inland attraction, this is a beautifully preserved clapper bridge over the River Barle. Some say it’s over a thousand years old but…

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 of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this straggly but well-kept town once claimed to have the longest High Street in England. This has now been modified to the longest street party in England,…

Dulverton

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. Dulverton seems to have everything going for it: lovely surroundings, plenty to see and do, yet manages to avoid any suggeston of being a tourist hotspot. No wonder the national park…

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 a thousand years. The sea left Porlock’s working harbour high and dry back in the Middle Ages, but at neighbouring Porlock Weir the shingle bar protected a tidal inlet and kept…

The best churches in North Devon and Exmoor

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