Towns & Villages in Exmoor

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Allerford, Exmoor National Park

Allerford, Exmoor National Park

Allerford is within an arc of beautiful villages and hamlets sat below Selworthy Beacon and Bossington Hill in the eastern section of Exmoor National Park. Selworthy is to the east. Lynch and Bossington are just north west. Allerford is easily accessible via the A39 near Porlock, Porlock Weir and...

Bossington, Exmoor National Park

Bossington, Exmoor National Park

Much photographed Exmoor hamlet in a stunning location by the coastline of Porlock Bay in the eastern section of Exmoor National Park. Bossington Beach is north and west. Bossington Hill rises to the east One of a number of beautiful villages and hamlets arcing around Bossington Hill and Selwor...

Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park

Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park

Remarkable location on the western border of Exmoor National Park where it meets the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Coastline lined with superb beaches and great for watersports Top coastal walking east to high cliffs or west to stunning coves Local area packed with visitor...

Dulverton, Exmoor National Park

Dulverton, Exmoor National Park

Southern gateway town to Exmoor National Park offering easy access to the A396 and B3223 which climb to the high moor Dulverton and the surrounding area are packed with pubs, cafes and restaurants Great base for a walking holiday. The Exe Valley Way passes through Dulverton and the Two Moors...

Dunster, Exmoor National Park

Dunster, Exmoor National Park

Stunning gateway village to the eastern section of Exmoor National Park. Located by the A39 which is the main road running east/west across Exmoor One of the prettiest and most popular villages in the Westcountry, pubs, cafes and restaurants line the High Street Dominated by the National...

Exford, Exmoor National Park

Exford, Exmoor National Park

Beautiful village in the heart of Exmoor close to its highest point at Dunkery Beacon Amazing walking. Paths climb to Dunkery Hill and Dunkery Beacon. Long distance walking trails run through, or nearby, the village Superb place to enjoy local food and drink. The Exmoor White Horse Inn and Th...

Ilfracombe, Exmoor National Park

Ilfracombe, Exmoor National Park

Major Westcountry seaside town in the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just west of Combe Martin and the western border of Exmoor National Park Essential visiting if you want to take a boat trip along the Exmoor coast or out to Lundy Island See Damien Hirst's 'Verity' situa...

Lundy Island, Exmoor National Park

Lundy Island, Exmoor National Park

Extraordinary island off the coast of North Devon to the west of Exmoor National Park Day trip to the island on the MS Oldenburg from Ilfracombe or Bideford. Alternatively, book a trip around the island by boat or RIB from Ilfracombe Walk the length of Lundy or walk the coastal path arou...

Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park

Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park

One of the UK's most popular coastal villages. Incredible setting in 'Little Switzerland' Exceptional local walks. Head west on the South West Coast Path to the Valley of Rocks or east to Foreland Point. Alternatively, head inland on the Two Moors Way or Coleridge Way Take a trip on the ...

Lynton, Exmoor National Park

Lynton, Exmoor National Park

Remarkable setting overlooking Lynmouth and Lynmouth Bay. Part of 'Little Switzerland'. Enjoy some of the finest views in the Westcountry from cliffs high above the sea Perfect place from which to enjoy some of the best coastal walking in the UK. Follow the South West Coast Path west to th...

Malmsmead and Oare, Exmoor National Park

Malmsmead and Oare, Exmoor National Park

Hamlet and village in Exmoor's 'Doone Country'. Richard Doddridge Blackmore's famous novel 'Lorna Doone' is set in this area. Visit the Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary where Lorna Doone married Jan Ridd Follow Badgworthy Water past the Lorna Doone/Richard Doddridge Blackmore Memorial to...

Martinhoe and Woody Bay, Exmoor National Park

Martinhoe and Woody Bay, Exmoor National Park

Sublime stretch of coastline on the Exmoor coast. The Valley of Rocks is to the east and Heddon's Mouth Cleave to the west. On a sunny day, this is one of the best coastal walks in the UK. An essential Exmoor experience Visit local beaches. Visit Lee Bay Beach, Woody Bay Beach and Heddon's Mout...

Minehead, Exmoor National Park

Minehead, Exmoor National Park

Top UK seaside resort by the eastern border of Exmoor National Park Superb local beaches. Minehead Beach is a huge expanse of sand at low tide. Head a little further east for the massive Dunster Beach. Bossington Beach and Porlock Beach are to the west Take a trip on the West Somerset Railway...

Nether Stowey, Exmoor National Park

Nether Stowey, Exmoor National Park

Village to the east of Exmoor National Park on the edge of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Linked to Exmoor by the Coleridge Way Walk the Coleridge Way from Lynmouth, through Porlock, to Nether Stowey. Follow the quill pen waymarkers across Exmoor Visit Coleridge Cottag...

North Devon AONB, Exmoor National Park

North Devon AONB, Exmoor National Park

Stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the west of Exmoor National Park Famous for its many sandy beaches Explore some of the Westcountry's most popular seaside resorts Walk the South West Coast Path. This section offers one of the most varied landscapes in South West England Visi...

Porlock, Exmoor National Park

Porlock, Exmoor National Park

Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was interrupted by 'a person on business from Porlock' whilst writing Kubla Khan Amazing location. Situated behind Porlock Bay and below Dunkery Hill/Dunkery & Horner Wood National Nature Reserve One of a handful of Exmoor villages in the e...

Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park

Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park

Special place. Hamlet built around a harbour at the western end of Porlock Bay. The views of the bay and surrounding cliffs are awesome Despite its small size, there are some top places to eat and drink. Try The Bottom Ship Inn and Millers at the Anchor Relax on Porlock Beach....

Quantock Hills AONB, Exmoor National Park

Quantock Hills AONB, Exmoor National Park

Another stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but this time to the east of Exmoor National Park Walk to the highest point Wills Neck with great views back to the eastern section of Exmoor National Park Experience The Drove Road. Amazing in autumn Visit Coleridge Cottage (National Trus...

Selworthy, Exmoor National Park

Selworthy, Exmoor National Park

One of the Westcountry's prettiest villages, Selworthy is famous for its cottages and village green Enjoy a cream tea in the Periwinkle Tea Room Wander up through Selworthy Wood to the top of Bossington Hill/Selworthy Beacon for immense views of Porlock Bay and Exmoor's high moor. The views&n...

Simonsbath, Exmoor National Park

Simonsbath, Exmoor National Park

High moorland village through which the Two Moors Way runs One of the best places from which to walk high moor in Exmoor National Park. Head to Exehead and The Chains or Brendon Common and Doone Country Relax after a yomp in the Exmoor Forest Inn Take the B3223 to Watersmeet (National Trust...

South Molton, Exmoor National Park

South Molton, Exmoor National Park

Exmoor gateway town with roads leading to Simonsbath and Withypool Visit the superb South Molton Quince Honey Farm Shop at South Molton Country Pannier Market Discover more about the local area at South Molton Museum. Explore the South Molton Heritage Trail Enjoy local food and drink in o...

Watchet, Exmoor National Park

Watchet, Exmoor National Park

Harbour town on the West Somerset coast between Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Explore Watchet Harbour Photograph The Ancient Mariner Statue. Visit nearby Coleridge Cottage (National Trust) in Nether Stowey Learn more about Watchet and the loc...

Wheddon Cross, Exmoor National Park

Wheddon Cross, Exmoor National Park

The highest village on Exmoor is a gateway to Exmoor's highest point at Dunkery Beacon Walk to the top of Dunkery Beacon for huge views of Exmoor, Somerset and Devon including the northern side of Dartmoor National Park Drop down to Webber's Post to explore Dunkery and Horner Wood National Na...

Wimbleball Lake and Brompton Regis, Exmoor National Park

Wimbleball Lake and Brompton Regis, Exmoor National Park

Beautiful area of Exmoor between the Brendon Hills and Haddon Hill by the south east border of the National Park. Great for young families Visit Wimbleball Lake and experience its amazing local wildlife Enjoy watersports such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and stand up...

Winsford, Exmoor National Park

Winsford, Exmoor National Park

Beautiful village in the heart of Exmoor National Park through which the River Exe flows Enjoy a pub lunch at The Royal Oak Inn or a cream tea at Winsford Bridge Cottage Tearoom Walk to the top of Winsford Hill and take in big views of the National Park Head down to the famous Exmoor beauty...

Withypool, Exmoor National Park

Withypool, Exmoor National Park

Village surrounded by moorland and hills through which the Two Moors Way and River Barle run Walk the Two Moors Way north west to Simonsbath or south east to Hawkridge and the southern border of Exmoor National Park Visit the nearby Exmoor beauty spot Tarr Steps on the River Barle Enjoy cak...