Some useful links about Exmoor, walking, events...

Videos about Exmoor

There is a special Exmoor channel on Vimeo and a National Park channel on YouTube

Exmoor information and things to do

Here's a map with some suggestions for walks on Exmoor, places to go and more

The Crown Estate around Dunster has walking and off-road cycling trails and other outdoor activities. It is also home to the tallest tree in England and a host of wildlife.

There are a number of National Trust properties within easy reach of Wheddon Cross; Dunster Castle is the closest.

Several companies provide wildlife safaris on Exmoor. Based nearest Exmoor House are Barle Valley Safaris ('an off-road adventure') and Red Stag Safari ('Exmoor safaris by Exmoor people').

At Wimbleball Lake, about 8 miles from our guest house, there are watersports including sailing, rowing, kayaking, windsurfing and multi-activity days. There is even a high ropes course. You can also go trout fishing there. RYA training, boat races, regattas and other events are organised by the Wimbleball Sailing Club

There are plenty of opportunities to try all sorts of different activities on Exmoor. Tracks4Life runs tracking, bushcraft and survival courses, as well as guided walks for small groups. Exmoor Fitness has Nordic walking, kettlercise, running... For activity days, climbing, sailing, navigation, archery and coasteering, there's Exmoor Adventures and several other companies - see houseparties for more suggestions.

Want to see Exmoor ponies close up, learn more about them, or even adopt a pony? Then a visit to the Exmoor Pony Centre is a must. There are special events at the centre throughout the year.

Or, for a great day out learning about the countryside and local food, visit traditional Exmoor farms with West Country Farm & Food Tours

Make the most of the Exmoor dark skies with free downloadable star maps from skymaps

Exmoor the Country Magazine An excellent quarterly magazine, and an informative website.

The Exmoor Society A charity that works to conserve and protect Exmoor National Park for everyone to enjoy. They produce a very interesting annual journal, the Exmoor Review.

Exmoor4all - 'Celebrating Exmoor: a beautiful holiday destination and a magical place to live' - a blog site with news, photos, videos, recipes; also featuring the Exmoor Club, which offers various special deals for visitors and local residents. You can buy membership cards here at Exmoor House.

What's on Somerset is a free downloadable magazine with listings, reviews and articles. You can pick up printed copies of the magazine at various shops and information points.

... and see our Exmoor Events page for further suggestions and links

Walking on Exmoor

West Country Walks Self guided walking and cycling routes; walks booklets to buy; other helpful information. They also run the annual Exmoor Walking Festival.

Exmoor visitor map Interactive map of Exmoor walks, points of interest and facilities, on the Exmoor National Park website

Bestwalks A price comparison site with books and maps on walking in Exmoor (and throughout Britain)

Walking World Notes on over 4,000 walks, including many in Somerset and Devon (subscription payable to access the itineraries)

Walks Around Britain the UK's only walking video website, on DVD and Blu-ray too. Regular podcasts with walks descriptions and news stories. In Podcast 15 you can hear Rosi talking about walking on Exmoor.

Walking Britain Walks, books, maps and more (including a review of Exmoor House).

Walking in Somerset includes a good choice of Exmoor walks, both easy and more challenging.

Cycling on Exmoor

There is a useful collection of cycle maps to download on the Somerset County Council website, and at 1 South West you will find an interactive map with cycling routes all over Exmoor.

If you need to hire a bicycle, try Exmoor Cycle Hire - they are based in Lynton but If you book your bike rental in advance they will deliver the cycles here and collect them too.

Autumn on Exmoor

The changing Exmoor seasons are always a delight. October and November are a time for colourful trees, red deer rutting - and Somerset carnivals.
More ideas: Exmoor events
And here are a few reasons why we love this time of year.
Stay at Exmoor House and you can enjoy some fab food and total relaxation...

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