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Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safari - Day Tours

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Address: Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
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Join us on a safari and experience real Exmoor: the Exmoor Ponies, Red...

Join us on a safari and experience real Exmoor: the Exmoor Ponies, Red Deer, Birdlife, and the Flora and Fauna. Hear about the intriguing Local Legends and marvel at the beautiful scenery.In our Land Rover 110 Defender we will take you on a leisurely trail of discovery through steeply wooded valleys, by clear rushing rivers and over the dramatic windswept moors. No two tours will ever be the same, and we tailor our talks to your specific interests where possible.Our trips last for 3 hours, your guide Daphne is born & bred on Exmoor with an abundance of local knowledge, so please be sure to ask her questions about the things you see.

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Wonderful views of hidden spots

We had a fascinating and very enjoyable safari experience from Dunster with Daphne. We all found the trip both entertaining and informative and Daphne's love and knowledge of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fascinating and very enjoyable safari experience from Dunster with Daphne. We all found the trip both entertaining and informative and Daphne's love and knowledge of the area really shone through. We were shown great views from remote spots, saw red deer and had a close up encounter with a herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle. Daphne also gave... More 

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Barle Valley S, Owner at Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safari - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello Barbara Thank you for your lovely review. I am really pleased you enjoyed your Safari with us. Exmoor is a very beautiful place at any time of the year, but the Winter and early Spring always give us the advantage of spotting the Wildlife due to the shortage of foliage and undergrowth!! As for the reversing, it's a skill... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This was my second safari with Daphne, this time from Dunster. As before Daphne knew where to see Red Deer and we weren't disappointed. A running commentary gave us a good history of the area with plenty of time to take it all in. Money well spent. Thanks Daphne.

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Barle Valley S, Owner at Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safari - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Alan for your great review. I am really pleased your second Safari was as enjoyable as your first. We do have some lovely Safaris in the Winter months, the Deer seem to be more relaxed. We also get to see Winter Bird visitors as well. Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Daphne More 

Dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Was staying at the Tarr Farm and booked the 4x4 safari for my my wife's birthday and although she felt it was more of my thing than hers, she had a great time! Daphne is a very friendly & knowledgeable lady along with her friend Liz. Her driving skills were excellent, no fear of washed away tracks and has access... More 

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Barle Valley S, Owner at Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safari - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Allan, thank you for your glowing review. We are so pleased your Wife had a great time on her birthday treat. We really enjoyed our Safari with you both and are impressed you enjoyed it so much you have now bought yourselves one. Enjoy your new toy together we are sure you will have lots of fun and end... More 

San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our safari with Daphne this morning. Daphne has a wealth of information about the area and took us to some beautiful sights. We saw many red deer which Daphne pointed out to us. She patiently waited for us to take as many photos as we wanted, and she very kindly furnished binoculars for everyone... More 

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Barle Valley S, Owner at Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safari - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I love to show off Exmoor at any time of the year, there is always something different to find. It is a real pleasure to take customers out on Safari who enjoy Exmoor as much as I do. Daphne More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved this trip on Exmoor with Daphne. We were very fortunate as it was a beautiful day. We saw many ponies and some really close to us. We did see a very big herd of deer but they were quite far away. We saw lovely Highland cows and a few raptors. Just the beauty of being up on Exmoor... More 

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Barle Valley S, Owner at Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safari - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello Sue, thank you for lovely review. I always feel very inspired by my customers pleasure on our Safaris. Exmoor is a very beautiful place and it is always great to share her with others. I am really pleased you enjoyed Exmoor's beauty. As one of the least visited National Parks in the country, she is very special. Daphne More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Daphne has been driving visitors on and off road for years and it shows. A very accomplished driver and tour guide. We visited inaccessible places. We saw wonderful views. We even saw wildlife a plenty - although the big cat eluded us! We thought quite inexpensive too (especially as we were out for four hours in all.) No need for... More 

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Barle Valley S, Owner at Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safari - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your lovely review, and your compliments about my driving skills. I am really pleased your enjoyed your Safari with us. Exmoor is a very beautiful place so its very easy to enjoy showing her off to our visitors. Best wishes Daphne More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had an amazing time out on Safari this morning over Exmoor in the 'Lucky Landy'. Daphne was the perfect tour guide with an immense knowledge of Exmoor, I cant wait to book another one. I highly recommend Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safaris if you want to see Exmoor, you wont be disappointed. My son had purchased the safari as a... More 

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Barle Valley S, Owner at Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safari - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Gaynor for your glowing review, I shall look forward to your next Safari with Lucky Landy and I. Every season on Exmoor has something different to offer, so its always fun to venture out and have a look. Even after 16 years of driving Safaris i still love going out to see what is waiting for us to... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Daphne our tour guide provided us with a fantastic tour of Exmoor, her knowledge of the local area was great! We would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to know more about Exmoor or wanting to get a closer look at the wildlife. Daphne managed to spot some deer which we may have otherwise missed.

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Barle Valley S, Owner at Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safari - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and recommendation. I are so pleased you enjoyed your Safari experience with us. Exmoor is a very beautiful place and we love to show her off to our lovely visitors. The perfect place for relaxation while enjoying the sights. Best wishes Daphne. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

... and thoroughly enjoyable as always! You really do see something different every time you go out, varied wildlife (have never not seen deer), differences in the landscapes at different times of year, it is a wonderful experience and I would like to be permanently on safari! It is extremely good value too, and Daphne is great easy company. If... More 

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Barle Valley S, Owner at Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safari - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Shirley, Thank you for your glowing review and thank you both for joining me again on Safari. Yes Exmoor is always changing with the seasons, so there is always something different to look for. We also very lucky to have seasonal Bird life, which adds to the mix. I shall look forward to your next visit to Exmoor. Best... More 

South West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

An enjoyable few hours being driven on over and around Exmoor. Daphne was informative and a great driver and she picked us up from Exford. The off road drives over National Trust land was fun and the detour due to a fallen tree added to the experience. We managed to see plenty of Exmoor ponies, deer, highland cattle, a buzzard,... More 

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Barle Valley S, Owner at Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safari - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello Gwailan. Thank you for your lovely review. It was a very entertaining Safari for me as well!. Each Safari is different and you just don't know what to expect around the next corner! I am delighted you had a great time. Best Wishes Daphne More 

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