A visit to Exmoor is an opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the UK’s most wonderfully unique natural environments. Discover magnificent open moorlands, wild woodlands, picturesque valleys, and the incredible dramatic coastline.
Read on to discover just a few reasons why you should make Exmoor your next staycation destination, whatever the season.
Exmoor puts on a spectacular show as the seasons change. In the Autumn, the landscape becomes a riot of colour, displaying a vibrant palette of warm oranges, russet reds, and golden browns.
Exmoor National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve, the first in Europe and is now celebrating 10 years of this prestigious status. It is home to some of the darkest skies in the country; on a clear night, many amazing astronomical sights can be seen with the naked eye, with even more to be discovered through binoculars or a telescope. Dark skies accredited activity providers can help you discover the magnificent starscape.
There is something incredibly special about crisp and clear Winter days on Exmoor, when there is a nip in the air, and the chance of snow makes heading out just that bit more exhilarating. Take a walk up to Dunkery Beacon – Exmoor’s highest point – and admire the wintry landscape far and wide!
Take a guided wild foraging tour in Spring and discover all the natural treasures the season brings, including the unmistakable aroma of wild garlic. It is also a fantastic time of year to take on a walking adventures, check out the Exmoor Explorer Series which showcase ten of the most iconic and quintessential ‘Exmoor’ routes.
Visit in the Summer and roam the many miles of footpaths, bridleways and byways that criss-cross the expanse of Exmoor. Experience a walking wildlife safari and stop off for a traditional Exmoor cream tea at Withypool Tea Room! Exmoor comes alive in summer; however, you can still find peace and tranquillity on the moor.