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
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
- 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.
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
- Local towns and villages to visit..
- Porlock Weir
- Stoke Pero
- Tarr Steps
- Wootton Courtney
- 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