Exmoor National Park lies across parts of North Devon and reaches into Somerset. Benefiting from a unique position along the North Devon coast, Exmoor comprises of a beautiful rural National Park along with some of the prettiest coastal locations in the county. The landscape of Exmoor is unique and varied, making a beautiful destination for a self-catering holiday. Rolling moorland and peaceful farmland leads into sheltered woodland which in turn opens out onto high coastal cliffs offering glorious views out to sea. There is a wealth of charming towns and villages scattered across Exmoor where you can find holiday cottages for the perfect Devon holiday, and the countryside and coast that surround each one are full of stunning sights and natural wildlife to enchant you all holiday long.Why visit Exmoor?
Many visit Exmoor for its peace and tranquillity. The pace of rural life makes a welcome change to the hustle and bustle or daily working routine, and during a holiday to Exmoor you can relax in a beautiful and natural setting and enjoy the wonderful great outdoors. Walking through a wooded gorge and enjoying a family picnic beside a babbling river are simple yet beautiful pleasures that a holiday to Exmoor can bring.
The diverse landscape of Exmoor makes it the perfect destination for a holiday full of varied activities. From walking and horse riding across woodland and open countryside, to splashing in waves and building sandcastles upon secluded coves, if you’re looking for a romantic escape or a fun family holiday, Exmoor has it all. What to see and do in Exmoor?
A holiday in Exmoor wouldn’t be complete without visiting its beautiful coastline. The coast itself reflects Exmoor’s varied and diverse landscape; as the beaches range from shingle beaches like Kilve in Somerset which is backed by the rusty red cliffs of the Jurassic coast – perfect for fossil hunting, to the softer sandy beaches like Hele and Lee Bay found along the North Devon coast.
Exmoor is a paradise for those who love walking. There is more than 600 miles of pathway throughout Exmoor, from the winding coastal walks of the South West Coast Path which takes you through some of the most stunning sights of coast and countryside. You can walk through the rolling moorland and wide open spaces of real Lorna Doone country too; in all seasons and weathers, walking on Exmoor is full of natural beauty and majestic mystery. Why stay in one of our Exmoor cottages?
For a luxury cottage holiday you can escape to a spacious barn conversion in Exmoor. With the abundance of farmers’ markets and local village shops selling delicious kitchen garden vegetables and hand reared meat, you can treat yourselves to hearty meals while supporting local business and you will taste the difference too. 3 must sees in Exmoor...
- Wimbleball Lake in Exmoor is the perfect place to spend a day canoeing on the water, walking the path than encircles the lake, and enjoy a delicious lunch in the cafe.
- Take a day trip to Porlock Wier and walk around the pretty harbour.
- Watermouth Castle is a great family day out and a popular Devon attraction.
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