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Things to do

In Exmoor you can be adventurous as you like – only you can limit you!! The level for most of the activities ranges from beginner to experienced.

  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Coasteering
  • Canoeing
  • Rowing
  • Archery
  • Kite Sports
  • Paddleboarding
  • Fly fishing
  • Angling
  • Horse/pony riding
  • Clay pigeon shooting

Or walk in the footsteps of Coleridge and Wordsworth and the like, along the Coleridge Way, Two Moors Way or the South West Coast Path

For those who wish to take things a little more gently:

  • Experience a Red Stag safari
  • Visit one of the sandy beaches from Blue Anchor to Minehead
  • Exmoor beaches are generally rocky but are perfect for rockpooling or fossil hunting
  • Ride on West Somerset Railway’s steam engine through the beautiful Exmoor and Somerset countryside, from Bishop’s Lydeard to Minehead
  • If you prefer not to use a car while you are staying at Exmoor House, take a look at ExploreMoor for some ideas.

During the summer, take a boat trip. You will be able to appreciate the impressive coastline from a different angle and may even spot a seal or dolphins

Alternatively, just sit back and enjoy the wildlife at beauty spots such as Watersmeet, Hurlestone Point or Heddon Valley, to name but a few. Keep your eyes open for kingfishers, dippers, otters, Exmoor ponies, red deer and abundance of other species

Exmoor Events Calendar

Snowdrop Valley at Wheddon Cross in February, Exmoor’s Dark Skies Festival in October, Dunster by Candlelight in December - just three of the many different special things happening in Exmoor National Park throughout the year.

Active and sporting events include the Exmoor Walking Festival and several cycling challenges such as the Exmoor Explorer and the Exmoor Beast. We advise you to book your accommodation at Exmoor House early.

Culture is not forgotten - with the Two Moors Festival and Simonsbath Festival offering a feast of musical and literary entertainment, you will never be short of things to do when you stay at Exmoor House.

For even more ideas, there are some suggested websites at the end of the events list, and you might also like to visit our links page. Our Facebook page has photos of Exmoor through the seasons.

what’s on in Exmoor