Things to do in Exmoor National Park

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Things to Do in Exmoor National Park

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  • Wanderlust Hols
    Weston super Mare, UK348 contributions
    Located between Withypool and Dulverton and found at the end of a narrow country lane, there is a large 'pay and display' car park a short walk from Tarr Steps. Here you will also find information boards and toilets.

    The ancient clapper bridge and Scheduled Ancient Monument, Tarr Steps crosses the pretty River Barle. While the steps themselves are impressive and very fun to cross, the experience is over rather quickly. After a few photographs we picked up the circular walking route through Tarr Steps Woods, following the river as we went.

    Considering it was April (2021) Tarr Steps wasn't particularly busy the day we visited. We very much enjoyed our walk and decided to extend it by walking best part of the way to Withypool and crossing the river, instead of using the footbridge. Crossing the River Barle was lots of fun (my daughter and I had our aqua shoes with us) but it was freezing cold and a lot deeper in the middle than it looked! We always choose the more adventurous option though, if we can.

    After walking back along varied terrain on the other side of the river, we were able to take more photographs at a now quite empty Tarr Steps! Once we returned to our in-progress campervan we pulled out the chairs, table, stove and kettle and enjoyed a brew and a spot of late lunch with the wonderful local wildlife.

    Highly recommended day out. Such a beautiful part of Somerset.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Chris E
    Somerset, UK226 contributions
    We had a great time in Lynton and the surrounding areas eating good food and seeing lots of Beautiful country side, we walked for miles with our 3 x dogs up some 1 in 25 steep hills which wore us out a tad. On our last day before going home we decided to drive to the Valley of the Rocks which is absolutely stunning, we decided to stay in our Camper van a long wheel base Fiat Ducato and drive along the Toll road and after paying the very reasonable £2 we followed the road, I hasten to add if I knew what was ahead of me I would of turned around, there are No signs at the Toll to warn you of the suitability of vehicle types for this road hence we proceeded. The road was very steep and became increasingly narrow with 2 x hairpin bends with rock built sides, our van just made it with no damage although trees were constantly brushing the sides and hitting the roof, approx 3/4 of the way up we met an oncoming gent in a Mercedes estate car who kindly reversed for approximately 10 minutes because of no passing points, we chatted and thanked each other for our joint patients, we eventually got to the top car park and oh what a relief, if im honest it was quite scarey driving our brand new Camper along this road but certainly an adventure never to be forgotton for our maiden voyage. The photos dont really reflect the condition of the road these were earlier on later we just concentrated on navigating safely. This road reminded me of the Applecross pass in Scotland.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Elizabeth
    4 contributions
    We had a great visit . Lots of interest in the garden and watermill. We had our dog with us and so I only had a quick visit into the castle while my husband sat on some benches strategically placed nearby with our dog. Well done National Trust for allowing dogs everywhere (except in the Castle itself)
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • ALT P
    30 contributions
    I have spent a great deal of time on Exmoor and I love it, the Lyn Valley is fantastic and well worth the drive, there is an assortment of pubs and places to stop and quench your thirst or hunger.

    Well worth a visit especially if the sun is shining if it is not don't miss it for a drop of stuff. The West Country weather can change as quick as it takes to put a brolly up, they always say there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing.
    Written 10 October 2021
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  • Janddahaden
    Goodleigh, UK53 contributions
    Absolutely beautiful, I have both arthritis and fibromyalgia but managed the walk to the deserted village and back! Just a bit pleased with myself!!!
    The walk is mostly on the flat and apart from a few places easy walking, which I was grateful for!
    Coming back we stopped at Cloud Farm for a well earned cuppa.
    The valley has an air of mystery about it and you can certainly see why it inspired Lorna Doone.
    Written 7 October 2021
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  • thebin16
    Milton Keynes, UK119 contributions
    Cold day so not a huge number of visitors, so we were served very quickly. Friendly staff, but the cafe counter itself is very cramped, so can imagine it could get crowded quickly. Lovely cream tea on our walk down the valley. A friendly robin picking up crumbs round the seat while we watched.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Simon T
    London, UK23 contributions
    Very friendly owners, lovely cider, lovely honey. If your in the area definitely pop in to tastes ciders and very sensible prices!
    Written 2 October 2021
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  • JuneBug1939
    Weston super Mare, UK3,958 contributions
    It's just over three years since we last visited Dunkery Beacon to scatter my friend's ashes at a place she loved. Such a lot has gone on in the world since then! But Dunkery Beacon is still there, beautiful in its majesty. All the other reviewers sum up my feelings about this wonderful place. Highly recommended.
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • graham wood
    Fareham, UK6 contributions
    Cheap as chips ,Fantastic we love it - highly recommend it, dont forget to take a camera just the ticket desk and entrance is worth a few shots
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Norman F
    18 contributions
    This is a delightful guided walk from the Exmoor National Park centre on the sea front at Lynmouth up to Watersmeet house. Our lovely knowledgeable guide , Julian, was very keen to share his obvious love of the area, and would point out the various plants and wildlife we encountered on the beautiful walk up the valley. Lynmouth is infamous for the massive flood that hit the area in 1952 and Julian was able to describe the horror and outcome of that fateful night. Overall a pleasant day and our dog was able to come with us, well worth it.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Richard
    Llandybie, UK402 contributions
    Lovely little museum situated in the heart of Combe Martin. The museum is on 3 floors and well laid out. There is a lift if required. Friendly and informative volunteers.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Bru B
    Salisbury, UK118 contributions
    The best place to go for local information and local knowledge
    Lots of great books on walking the local area, history and myths and legends
    The staff are friendly and professional
    Lots of local nik-naks
    A hidden gem
    Written 12 December 2020
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  • Gancho G
    Weston super Mare, UK10 contributions
    Family had excellent weekend. Very good information from parking entrance to the castle with a-lot of details. Castle was very well kept and maintained and also has amazing gardens. Very good time for whole family. The only one minus is slightly confused guide in the map so some area are difficult ti find however overall very good place and is definitely must be visiting.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Ernie H
    Cardiff, UK1,595 contributions
    If you do not know the area, the place to get maps and waliking routes etc. If you need to spend half hour unwinding then browse the exhibits at the rear and let Granny Baker enteryain the younger members.
    Written 18 October 2021
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  • nedddy
    somerset8 contributions
    Just cycled part of the Exmoor Cycle Route after I found it on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=217RaoNM_IY - Great ride, excellent views, marvellous experience.
    Written 5 March 2014
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