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.

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,…

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…

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…

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…

The best churches in North Devon and Exmoor

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