Exmoor National Park Travel Guide

Exmoor National Park draws travellers from all over the world. Two hundred and sixty seven square miles of rural rugged landscapes, rich in wildlife and steeped in fascinating history dating back 8000 years. Discover Exmoor’s breath taking coastline; Congregate around a cosy, country pubs log burning fire; Meet the famous Exmoor Ponies; Indulge in Exmoor’s finest produce; Partake in one of the national parks oldest traditions – try your luck at a spot of shooting! From thrill seeking outdoor pursuits to tranquil days relaxing with a pint whilst soaking up Exmoor’s clean country air.

Protected by its National Park status since 1954, Exmoor a former royal hunting forest, retains its natural charms, traditions and ancient history. Home to independent village stores, tearooms and cosy pubs. Little modernisation occurs here, making it the perfect holiday destination for those yearning to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Exmoor’s Villages & Hamlets

Dispersed amongst the rugged wilderness of the moors Exmoor’s villages and hamlets protected retain their historical heritage and charm, often featuring in films and appearing on countless TV series such a Countryfile. With a population of just over 10,000 people, Exmoor is one of the least populated national parks in the country. Very much a living landscape Exmoor’s villages and hamlets are home to small rural communities, with welcoming country pubs, friendly village stores and bountiful harbours.

Exmoor’s Historical Monuments

Inhabited for over 8000 year’s, visual signs of Exmoor’s previous custodian’s still remain today in various forms across the landscape. Each with their own reason for existence and story to tell.

Exmoor’s Natural Places of Interest

Exmoor is famous for its organic beauty from the highs of Dunkery Beacon to the shores of wild pear beach. Exmoor’s natural places of interest are a haven for walkers, photographers, cyclists and horse riders, with miles of footpaths, coast paths, bridleways and tracks to explore.

Walking On Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park is a walkers paradise, Discover Exmoor by foot! Walking is a much loved pass time for many who visit our beautiful national park. With over 1000km of footpaths and bridleways, we have routes for all abilities. Whether you are an experienced hiker or someone who just fancies a short pub walk!

Shooting On Exmoor

Exmoor National Park boasts varied rural countryside, rugged moorlands, rolling valleys and ancient woodlands. Well renown for its pheasant and partridge shoots, attracting sporting enthusiasts from all over the world. Longstone Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to retreat after an exciting day shooting. Relax and unwind next to the log burning fire, catch up with essential business using our complimentary super fast fibre Wi-Fi, with office concierge services such as copying and printing at your disposal upon request.

Stargazing On Exmoor

Designated the first dark sky reserve in Europe and second in the world, stargazing on Exmoor is a truly magical experience and one not to be missed! Bedrooms at Longstone Bed & Breakfast are equipped with a telescope, ensuring our guests have the best chance of catching that shooting star or passing planet.

Exmoor’s Wildlife