Best Exmoor Outdoor Activities, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park

Best Exmoor Outdoor Activities, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park

With such a spectacular coastline, try sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing and coasteering with Exmoor Adventures based in Porlock or Active Escape based in Watermouth Cove Holiday Park near Combe Martin.

 

Other watersports and activities in Exmoor National Park that we'd recommend trying include:

 

Watersports

Jet Ski Safari also operate from the Watermouth Cove Holiday Park area near Combe Martin.

Wimbleball Lake for 'kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, canoeing'.

Surfside Kayak Hire in Combe Martin.

 

Boat trips

See our listing Best Exmoor Boat Trips.

 

Horse riding

The Exmoor Pony Centre near Dulverton. 'Enjoy the feeling of freedom riding our special ponies on the windswept moor where you could glimpse wild ponies and Exmoor wildlife.'

Brendon Manor Stables by Lynton. 'We ride over some of the most picturesque landscapes on the moor, across heather covered moorland, through valleys, combes and streams, including the famous Lorna Doone Valley.'

Exmoor Riding Centre/Exmoor Coast Riding Holidays by Lynton. 'Having run the highly successful Doone Valley Trekking from Cloud Farm for seven years, our move to Caffyns Farm on the coast near Lynton has given us the perfect location to found [sic] Exmoor Coast Riding Holidays, and trekking, the only coastal trekking centre on Exmoor.'

Outovercott by Lynton. 'At Outovercott, we offer horses and ponies to suit all ages (families most welcome) and abilities with little or no roadwork - from a gentle one hour ride to longer rides for the more experienced rider.'

Pine Lodge by Dulverton. 'We provide accompanied hacks, safari rides and horse riding holidays for adults, families and unaccompanied children (during the school holidays) from our working hill farm located just outside of Dulverton in Somerset.'

Burrowhayes Farm by Porlock. 'We organise escorted rides of mixed abilities in the glorious Horner Valley and on the open moorland of Dunkery, Ley Hill and Selworthy. So everyone can enjoy to the full the beauty of Exmoor with the added thrill of being on horseback.'

Exmoor Riding by Porlock. 'We are situated within the grounds of Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, just one mile from Porlock, and five miles west of Minehead.   We have access to hundreds of miles of off-road riding through woodland and over moorland, with spectacular views to the sea and across the moor to Devon and Cornwall.  Some of the best riding countryside in the world!  The countryside is challenging, and so we are unable to take novice riders.'

 

Walking

South West Coast Path. See our listing Best Exmoor SWCP/South West Coast Path Walking.

Dunkery Beacon. See our listing Best Exmoor Walks.

 

Cycling

Exmoor Adventures based in Porlock.

Exmoor Bike in Minehead.

The Tarka Trail is a huge figure of eight multi-use trail connecting Exmoor and North Devon with Dartmoor. The section between Braunton and Meeth is one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths. You can hire bikes at various points between Braunton and meet. For example, try the Tarka Trail Cycle Hire over at Barnstaple.

 

Climbing

Exmoor Adventures. 'Experience rock climbing and abseiling at the stunning ‘Valley of Rocks’ on the North Devon coastline. Perched high above the sea, Castle Rock provides a range of climbs for all abilities, as well as an abseil to test your nerves!'