Wheddon Cross village, home of Exmoor House

When you stay at Exmoor House you are very well placed for exploring the National Park. We're in Wheddon Cross, one of the best places to stay on Exmoor. It is the moor's highest village at 980 feet above sea level, surrounded by beautiful countryside and a real working community with several farms, a cattle market, pub, school, church and shop/post office/petrol station.

Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in Exmoor National Park (and home to a herd of Exmoor ponies) is about three miles from the village. There are fantastic panoramic views from Dunkery Hill: wild moorland to the west, the Bristol Channel and Wales to the north, the rolling Brendon Hills to the east and the Quarme Valley to the south. Cutcombe is the older part of the village (it's a nice stroll from Exmoor House to the church and back). Wheddon Cross became a village or hamlet in its own right in about the early 1800s.

We've an album of local pictures on our facebook page: Around Wheddon Cross

Some of the many places to visit near Wheddon Cross include:

Snowdrop Valley - Very pretty even when the snowdrops aren't in bloom!

Holnicote Estate
, owned by the National Trust and offering some superb walking

The bustling village of Porlock and the small harbour of Porlock Weir

Dunster with its historic castle, yarn market and water mill

Dulverton, a pretty little town beside the River Barle with good independent shops and an interesting museum

Winsford Hill, another National Trust owned piece of moorland with fantastic views - and Exmoor pony sightings virtually guaranteed!

Exford, famous as a centre for country sports

Minehead, the biggest town in West Somerset, where you can visit the beach, shops, old town, harbour and steam railway

For more information on Wheddon Cross and Cutcombe, visit the excellent village website at www.wheddoncross.org.uk
and for a bit of historical detail about the village and Exmoor House, see history

Summer on Exmoor

July, August and September are the season of festivals and fairs, so if you're visiting Exmoor in the next couple of months, why not join in the festivities? Visit our events page for some ideas.

But if it's peace and tranquillity you're after, then Exmoor National Park has that in abundance, too.

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Wheddon Cross village
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Wheddon Cross
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