Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 6826 On Exmoor woodland meets the sea in places and the result is dreamlike. You can lose yourself in valleys that might not look out of place in epic tales such as Lord of the Rings, with mossy banks, waterfalls and ancient trees. It is here too that you will find Britain’s highest sea cliffs and the dramatic Valley of the Rocks. Inland and on higher ground you will cross a landscape of an altogether different character - remote and wild. These moors are home to the famous Exmoor Ponies and Red Deer. They are also the backdrop to the fictional Lorna Doone whose echoes can be found in tearooms, shops and the real life Oare Church. A drive along the Exmoor coast is rewarded with breath-taking views and picturesque stops including Porlock Weir where they are once again growing oysters. Minehead is the largest resort with Butlins Holiday Camp on the seafront and North Hill rising above the harbour. Tucked between the National Park and Quantock Hills we have gems such as Old Cleeve Abbey, the port of Watchet, which inspired the Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Wiveliscombe. Exmoor’s remoteness makes it a prime place to stargaze and the co-operation of a number of organisations led to it becoming Europe’s first Dark Skies Reserve. One of the best sites is Wimbleball Lake as the water reflects the starry glory. In daylight, the reservoir offers sailing, rowing, walking and bird-watching. Porlock Weir Hestercombe Gardens Taunton Walking in the woods Exmoor ponies