There’s lots to love about Exmoor National Park. From wild heather moorland to shady coastal woodlands and 55 kilometres of jaw-dropping coastline, the park is big on beauty and even bigger on character. Hike to Tarr Steps, an ancient stone clapper bridge and the National Park’s most famous landmark, visit medieval villages, spot majestic wildlife and feast on oysters from the sea, venison from the moors and red ruby Devon beef from the farmland.
Take a trip back to the time of corsets and carriages in this guided Victorian Exmoor walking tour that starts out in the history-rich village of Lynmouth. Marvel at the great architecture and hop aboard the unique water-powered cliff railway. Since its grand opening in 1890 it has been sweeping in a downward circle to take in the twin village of Lynton, achieving the title of the highest and steepest totally water-powered railway in the world. Back on firm land enjoy a spectacular cliff-top walk to soak up the impressive views to the Welsh coast, spot wildlife and be inspired by the locations that feature in RD Blackmore’s romantic novel, Lorna Doone. Complete the experience by sitting back and relaxing in a Victorian heritage carriage behind a steam engine on a 3.5km round trip through some of the loveliest countryside in North Devon, then in true Victorian splendour enjoy a locally sourced Cream Tea at Woody Bay Station.
To find out more about the Victorian Exmoor experience and to book, visit the experience website.
Follow in the footsteps of literary greats and experience Exmoor National Park and its ancient traditions. Choose between two fabulous walking trails through the very landscape that inspired the poets Coleridge and Wordsworth, as well as authors such as R.D.Blackmore, who wrote Lorna Doone. Classic tales and poetry are woven through the routes, with knowledgeable guides pointing out notable scenes or the inspiration behind the epic poem, Kubla Khan. Each walk finishes with a delicious Devonshire Cream Tea or a jug of local cider or ale at a traditional English pub.
To find out more about the Literary Footsteps experience and to book, visit the experience website
Celebrate the beauty and vibrant moods of Exmoor National Park through the lens of a camera on this full day photography experience. Learn composition tricks and tips for capturing atmosphere and light whilst going off the beaten track and discovering the hidden gems of the region lying within Exmoor’s Combes, moorland and coastal fringes.
To find out more about Moods of Exmoor and to book, visit the experience website.
Hold on tight and keep your eyes peeled on this full-throttle, 4x4 Exmoor Wildlife Safari. With an expert local guide behind the wheel, you’ll journey through stunning landscape in search of acclaimed native Exmoor ponies, iconic red deer, rare birds, flora, fauna and so much more. Stop off at historic sites, explore the birthplace of local legends and be blown away by the rugged Exmoor National Park coastline as your guide shares stories that bring the history and heritage of the fascinating area to life.
To find out more about Exmoor Wildlife Safari and to book, visit the experience website.
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