Whether it’s just a short gentle walk or trekking for the whole day, Exmoor has one of England’s most beautiful landscapes for walking. Withypool is set in the heart of Exmoor and is surrounded by walks all over the moors, along the River Barle to Lanacre Bridge or Tarr Steps. There are guided walks organized for those who would like to learn more about the area, or if you fancy venturing out by your selves, pop into the local village shop where they have plenty of walk books of the area.
Exmoor is a rider’s paradise. There are plenty of riding stables in the area. You can trek across the open moorland, through picturesque villages or spectacular wooded riverside trails. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, Exmoor can cater for your needs.
Exmoor boasts some stunning places to fish. There are spectacular river valleys, lakes, ponds and also coastal fishing. With beautiful scenery and clean fresh air makes Exmoor a special pleasure that will make you want to come back time and time again. Day Tickets are available from various outlets, like hotels, tourist information offices, Local farms and specialist fishing agents.
Exmoor provides some of the best cycle routes. There is quiet country lanes through small villages and hamlets, an array of bridle paths through gentle slopping valleys of for the real enthusiast, some steep challenging hills. Bring your own cycle or hire one locally and explore Exmoor’s peaceful, charming countryside.
With the choices of river, lakes and coastal waters, why not try your hand at some water sports. You could try Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Windsurfing, Swimming or even just go for a paddle. Wimbleball Lake is just one of these areas that offer the facilities to hire these. Or maybe you would like to sit back and relax. You can observe Exmoor’s fascinating and dramatic coastline by taking a regularly operated boat trip from Lynmouth or Ilfracombe.
Exmoor has some spectacular high sea cliffs. Valley of the rocks is well known spot for climbing or if you fancying learning, we have an indoor climbing centre near South Molton. We have also one of the tallest rope courses just our side Minehead.
The perfect way to explore Exmoor. There are several safari companies on Exmoor. Whether you like to search out the elusive red deer and the famous Exmoor ponies, follow a local hunt or even just see what Exmoor has to offer, with its pretty villages and stunning winding valleys, hiring a guided safari is a great way to start your holiday.
Exmoor has plenty of shooting experiences, whether its Clay pigeon shooting, a simulated game shoot or even a real game shoot, Exmoor offers it all. Experience is not essential as we can offer qualified instructors with lessons or for the experienced ones, put you in contact with organised local shoots.
Exmoor is surrounded by actives for the children. There’s the Exmoor Zoo “Home of the Exmoor Beast”, Exmoor Falconry Animal Farm, Tropiqaria anima adventure, Watermouth Castle a family theme park or the classic west Somerset steam railway. There’s always something to keep your younger ones thrilled for the day.
Tropiquaria Watermouth Castle & Family Theme Park Exmoor Zoo West Somerset Railway Exmoor Falconry & Animal Farm Quince Honey Farm Bishops Lydeard Mill Paintball & Laser Games Funder Zone Air Extreme Ten pin Bowling Wild Life Dinosaur Park
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