Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park Location

Exmoor National Park Location

Exmoor National Park nestles on the west Somerset/north Devon border and covers some 267 square miles. Its emerald-green meadows, wooded combes and crumbling cliffs are home to some of Britain’s oldest agricultural land - some of its farms date back to the Domesday Book and beyond, and ancient herds of horned sheep, Exmoor ponies and wild red deer roam its fields and bridleways.

Although most of Exmoor is privately owned there are plenty of waymarked paths. There’s the Somerset and North Devon Coast Path (part of the South West Coast Path) and the Exmoor section of the Two Moors Way, which starts at Lynmouth and follows the river Barle through Withypool and on to Dartmoor. Part of the 180 mile Tarka Trail is in the park. Join it at Coombe Martin and walk to Lynton on The Ridgeway National Trail.

The Park boasts 34 miles of coastline, stretching from the coastal resorts of Lynton (one of our Club Sites is here) and Lynmouth in the far west, to the pretty harbour of Porlock and the medieval town of Dunster, all the way to the family-fun resort of Minehead in the east (and the location of our second Club Site in the Park).

Exmoor National Park also has some of the darkest skies in the country so it's a great place to gaze at the stars. Good spots are Holdstone Hill, County Gate, Brendon Two Gates, Webbers Post, Anstey Gate, Haddon Hill and Wimbleball Lake.

Camping in Exmoor National Park