Exploring Exmoor National Park

There is so much to see and enjoy on Exmoor all year round, so here is just a taster.

To help you make the most of your visit we provide a range of maps for you to use during your stay.

Wimbleball Lake 

The lake is just a mile away and offers some of the best fly fishing in the UK, as well as a variety of water sports and walking routes to the dam and up to Haddon Hill.

Dunkery Beacon

No stay is complete without visiting the highest point on Exmoor.

On a clear day the view is completely breath-taking. You can see across Devon as far as Dartmoor to the south, the Mendips and Quantock Hills to the east, Wales and the Bristol Channel to the north and North Devon and Hartland Point to the west.

Also keep an eye out for the resident Exmoor Ponies and Red Deer.


This medieval village is another favourite destination.  The dramatic castle looks down over the village and is well worth a visit. The Yarn Market dominates the centre of Dunster – once the centre of the local yarn trade, this octagonal pavilion is now a local landmark.

Tarr Steps

This ancient clapper bridge spans the River Barle.  It’s the perfect spot for a picnic and there’s a lovely circular walk (approx.1 hour) which takes you upstream to cross a footbridge and return the other side of the river.

Lynton and Lynmouth

These twin towns are linked via the famous Cliff Railway which opened in 1890 and is the highest and the steepest totally water powered railway in the world:  cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk/

From Lynton, you can also take the stunning coastal walk to the Valley of Rocks – it’s the most spectacular place to sit and watch the sunset.

West Somerset Railway

The longest heritage railway in England links ten unique stations from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard on a 20-mile scenic journey: west-somerset-railway.co.uk/

All photos copyright Dale Cherry © 2023