Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park covers over 260 square miles of unique landscape of heather moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland.

The area supports a great diversity of wildlife including wild red deer, ponies, lichen communities, rare butterflies, bats, and other species uncommon in southern Britain. Salmon still return from years at sea to travel up rivers and ancient trees, unique whitebeams, orchards and beautiful old parklands are also found in this incredibly diverse landscape with rich and unique biodiversity. Evidence of human occupation over the past 8,000 years is present in burial mounts, standing stones, cliff top forts and medieval villages. 

 

Visit the Exmoor National Park Authority and The Exmoor Society websites.

Image: Porlock Bay (c) John Starkey