Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park


First time visitors are always surprised at the undisturbed tranquillity of its heather-clad moorlands, not to mention its breath-taking coastline of plunging cliffs and sheltered bays.

Exmoor National Park is rich in hidden haunts, deep valleys, ancient oak woodland, England's highest sea-cliffs, sparkling rivers and waterfalls.

Its land and seascapes are dotted with medieval towns and villages, harbours and resorts full of character and timeless charm.

Accounting for a quarter of the national park, there are 18,300 hectares of land lying between 305 metres and 509 metres.
To best experience this landscape of big sky and even bigger views, take the B3223 across the moors, which also provides numerous places to stop, explore and take in the magnificence. Appropriately, this road starts in Dulverton, which houses the headquarters of Exmoor National Park. As you travel across the moors, chances are you’ll see the Exmoor ponies that make their home in the area. Stocky and hardy by nature, fossils of the breed dating back to 50,000 BC have been found in the region and Roman carvings show them being used as transport.

The Domesday Book records their presence but by the late 1800s the breed had almost become extinct due to the vagaries of human intervention. They have now returned to the moors but are still classified as an endangered species.


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