Exmoor National Park

This walking programme has been designed to show the very best of one of England’s smallest National Parks and, in particular, its marvellous diversity of landscape. Exmoor encompasses the best that the West Country has to offer; colourful heather-clad hillsides, sun-dappled oak woodlands, quiet river valleys, a splendid coastline and a wealth of unspoilt villages. For the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge Exmoor was ‘Xanadu’, whilst the well-known hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful’ is said to have been inspired by Dunster and the surrounding countryside.

 

Autumnal colours on Exmoor with rainbow in the sky

 

Exmoor is home to the last of England’s native red deer herds; its rivers are noted for their salmon and wild trout, and hawks soar above the hillsides. Otters, once persecuted almost to extinction, are making a welcome return to the rivers and native wild ponies still roam the moor.

 

Clapper bridge across the River Barle at Tarr Steps on a sunny summer day 

 

From the charming thatched villages at Selworthy Green, Bossington and Horner to the breathtaking seascapes from Bossington Hill and Selworthy Beacon; from the oakwoods of Horner and Watersmeet to the steep sided valleys of ‘Lorna Doone country’ around Oare and Malmsmead; from the high moorland ridge of Dunkery Beacon to the tiny church at Stoke Pero - few could fail to be charmed by Exmoor - one of England’s most varied landscapes.

 

Thatched cottage in Selworthy Green

 

Watch this National Park- produced video for a 'taster' of the Exmoor landscape, and you will be captivated.

 
View across golden gorse and purple heather to the cliffs above Foreland Point

© Heather Newman 

Click here for a gallery of photos taken on Exmoor throughout the year.

Bed & Breakfast option

Your holiday on Exmoor will be based at a comfortable family-run guest house in the charming village of Dunster. Your room will have ensuite bathroom facilities and you will have a choice of continental or full English breakfast. Dunster has a good range of hotels and pubs serving meals in the evening.

Dinner Bed & Breakfast option

Your holiday on Exmoor will be based at the 15th century Luttrell Arms Hotel [AA***] in the centre of Dunster. Originally built as a guest house for the monks of Cleeve Abbey, the Luttrell Arms is always a favourite with guests from abroad. The hotel combines period charm with an excellent standard of comfort and cuisine. The restaurant holds an RAC dining award for its food. All bedrooms have ensuite bathroom facilities.

What's included in the price of this holiday?

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Bed & Breakfast
Holiday Options

EasyEasy
Code:EXMSB3
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:3
Price:£295.00
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EasyEasy
Code:EXMSB5
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:5
Price:£510.00
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EasyEasy
Code:EXMSB7
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:7
Price:£635.00
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  • All of the above prices are per person, and based upon two guests sharing a double or twin-bedded room.
  • Single traveller supplement; £40 per night (More about single supplement).
  • Discounts available for parties of three or more guests.

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Holiday Options

EasyEasy
Code:EXMSH3
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:3
Price:£425.00
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EasyEasy
Code:EXMSH5
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:5
Price:£780.00
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EasyEasy
Code:EXMSH7
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:7
Price:£1,015.00
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  • All of the above prices are per person, and based upon two guests sharing a double or twin-bedded room.
  • Single traveller supplement; £60 per night (More about single supplement).
  • Discounts available for parties of three or more guests.

Currency Converter: All of our prices are in British pounds. To estimate the cost in another currency use the currency converter here.

Travel information
Rail: Taunton
Onward travel: Public bus or West Somerset Steam Railway

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