Exmoor National Park

This walking programme has been designed to show the very best of one of England’s smallest National Parks and, in particular, its marvellous diversity of landscape. Exmoor encompasses the best that the West Country has to offer; colourful heather-clad hillsides, sun-dappled oak woodlands, quiet river valleys, a splendid coastline and a wealth of unspoilt villages. For the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge Exmoor was ‘Xanadu’, whilst the well-known hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful’ is said to have been inspired by Dunster and the surrounding countryside.


Autumnal colours on Exmoor with rainbow in the sky


Exmoor is home to the last of England’s native red deer herds; its rivers are noted for their salmon and wild trout, and hawks soar above the hillsides. Otters, once persecuted almost to extinction, are making a welcome return to the rivers and native wild ponies still roam the moor.


Clapper bridge across the River Barle at Tarr Steps on a sunny summer day 


From the charming thatched villages at Selworthy Green, Bossington and Horner to the breathtaking seascapes from Bossington Hill and Selworthy Beacon; from the oakwoods of Horner and Watersmeet to the steep sided valleys of ‘Lorna Doone country’ around Oare and Malmsmead; from the high moorland ridge of Dunkery Beacon to the tiny church at Stoke Pero - few could fail to be charmed by Exmoor - one of England’s most varied landscapes.


Thatched cottage in Selworthy Green


Watch this National Park- produced video for a 'taster' of the Exmoor landscape, and you will be captivated.

Click here for a gallery of photos taken on Exmoor throughout the year.

Unless you ask us to customise your trip, and choose alternative accommodation, your holiday on Exmoor will be based at a comfortable family-run guest house in the charming village of Dunster. Your room will have ensuite bathroom facilities and you will have a choice of continental or full English breakfast. Dunster has a good range of hotels and pubs serving meals in the evening.

If you prefer hotel accommodation we can arrange a room at the Luttrell Arms Hotel in Dunster. The handsome stone-built hotel stands on the high street looking out onto the medieval Yarn Market and up to the 13th century hilltop castle. The hotel offers a range of standard, superior and feature rooms, some of which have four-poster beds, and an excellent restaurant where food can be eaten inside, or alfresco in their secluded courtyard garden. The additional cost for accommodation at the Luttrell Arms Hotel will depend upon the room type chosen.


What's included in the price of this holiday?

EXM map

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Travel information
Rail: Taunton
Onward travel: Public bus or West Somerset Steam Railway

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