Doone Valley, Exmoor.

For over fifty years Exmoor has been a National Park with 267 square miles of countryside suitable quiet enjoyment.
Walkers and horse riders love Exmoor ó the footpaths and bridle-ways are well maintained and signposted ó there are facilities for hacking or trekking.
Exmoor including the 33 mile Coleridge Way bridleway which starts in the Quantock Hills and follows in the footsteps of the famous poet Samuel Coleridge.
Exmoor is a naturalistís paradise. Horses and ponies can be hired by the hour or longer from one of the numerous riding schools, or trekking centre, some of which arrange special picnic or pub day rides or week-long holidays. Whatever you require, Exmoor has it all!
 
Exmoor forms the smallest of Britain's National parks preserved for its coastal and hill scenery. Its just 28 miles from east to west and only half the distance from North to south. There are valleys full of assorted woodlands and a wonderful coastline. 
 
The area can be covered superficially in a long weekend or explored by car or as a walking holiday makes a wonderful a couple of weeks. The rolling moors, sparsely populated farming country and a handful of villages yield a unexploited charm.

Tarr Steps

Spanning the River Bane, deep in the heart of Exmoor, you will find the ancient and mystical Tarr Steps. Considered to be medieval by some and prehistoric by others, these massive slabs of gritstone - some weighing over five tons have provided a safe crossing for centuries. Standing above the river is Tarr Farm Inn. Here you will find outstanding food, wine and service in fabulous surroundings. Whether it is one of the areas famous Cream Teas, a hearty lunch or a light snack overlooking the Steps and river,

From here you can walk the banks of the river which abound with plant and animal life, amongst deep ancient oak woodland, now a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Or head over the moor towards Winsford Hill and perhaps spot an elusive Red Deer or Exmoor Pony - Britainís oldest breed of horse.
Whatever your choice visit Tarr Steps during your time on beautiful Exmoor.

 
Local towns and villages to visit..
Culbone
Dunster
Exford
Horner
Lynmouth
Lynton
Luccombe
Malmsmead
Minehead
Oare
Parracombe
Porlock Weir
Simonsbath
Stoke Pero
Tarr Steps
Trentishoe
Watchet
Withypool
Wootton Courtney
Angling
Coarse and trout fishing on the river Tone at Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe ( on the A361 about 9 miles west of Taunton). Other good  waters include the Taunton-Bridgewater Canal, the West Sedgemoor Drain and Clatworthy Reservoir.
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