Days out on Exmoor

Chaffinch at Tarr Steps, Exmoor

Putting Exmoor's History and Heritage on Your Map

Do you bypass Exmoor on the M5 to Devon and Cornwall or Exeter airport or on the London train?

Why not stop off or stay awhile in this historic area rich in heritage experiences? Churches, villages, country houses, monuments, historic landscapes, industrial sites, and small museums are scattered across a landscape of high moors, dramatic coastline and wooded valleys.

Why not visit some of the places described on our Explore website?

The famous places of interest are often surrounded by equally interesting if less well-known places. Explore a little further afield. Exmoor is a lot more than Tarr Steps. If you love history and heritage leave the beaten track and discover Hawkridge's Norman church, Winsford's ford and old packhorse bridge, Dulverton's former workhouse and heritage centre, and Simonsbath sawmill.

Why not walk some of Exmoor's history? There are exhilarating moorland paths but there are also gentle riverside walks. Discover the variety of wildlife around Exmoor's historic settlements. The red deer may be elusive but Exmoor ponies are easily found on Winsford Hill and the cheeky chaffinches of Tarr Steps will find you at lunchtime!

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