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coastExmoor

Situated along the coastline of North Devon and Somerset, with some of the most stunning scenery in the country, Exmoor National Park continues to delight visitors year after year. One of the smallest and prettiest of Britain’s national parks, about 265 square miles in area. Visit the moor and enjoy this quiet and unspoilt corner of Somerset and North Devon. Ancient wooded valleys with magical waterfalls, a dramatic coastline with secluded beaches and miles and miles of wild open moorland. An area of contrasts with deep valleys and combes, high heather moorland and ancient oak woodland. Stunning at any time of year, Exmoor is a landscape for all seasons. If you are looking for an area of great natural beauty with wonderful walking, riding, and  fishing then Exmoor is for you!

You may glimpse some Red Deer roaming wild on the hills, or Buzzards soaring in the sky. Certainly you will see the typical small-horned sheep and the famous Exmoor Ponies. Where Exmoor meets the sea is stunningly beautiful, with the highest sea cliffs in England, and the amazingly rugged coastline from Minehead through Porlock,to Lynton and Lynmouth.

Have a look at our Exmoor Gallery

Whether its peace and quiet or action and exercise you are looking for, self catering accommodation at Liscombe Farm offers the ideal base from which to enjoy your break.

fishingFishing

Excellent sea fishing can be had along the coast, including escorted boat trips at Combe Martin, Minehead, Porlock Weir, Watchet and further afield Ilfracombe. The rivers and streams of Exmoor offer a fine challenge.

Rivers – Exe, Barle, Haddeo and Lyn.
Reservoirs – Wimbleball and Clatworthy.

More information on rivers, ponds and lakes can be obtained from National Park visitor centres.

walkingWalking
Situated in the middle of the National Park, Liscombe Farm is an ideal base for a walking holiday, indeed you could leave the car parked for a week and go for a different circular walk from here every day!

There are over 600 miles of waymarked walks, varying in grade from rugged and challenging to gentle and beautiful. The famous South West Way starts on North Hill in Minehead, and the Two Moors Way in Lynmouth. and Lynmouth to Combe Martin. All feature on the superb South West Way coastal path.

Walks to suit all abilities from gentle strolls through the beautifully presented villages of Exmoor to the challenges of the Coleridge and Two Moors way.

Things to do in Somerset, Devon and Exmoor

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  1. National Trust Properties
    Barrington Court – Ilminster
    Coleridge Cottage – Nether Stowey (Bridgewater)
    Dunster castle and working water mill – Dunster
    Kinghtshayes Court – Tiverton
  2. Surfing at Croyde and Woolacombe bays
  3. Walking on Dunkery Beacon
  4. The West Somerset Railway – heritage steam train from Bishop’s Lydeard to Minehead.

Towns and villages of interest

royalloakwinsfordWinsford 2 miles
Charming village, off the beaten track with award winning pub. A pretty stream runs through the village and there is easy access to attractions such as Tarr Steps.

Dulverton 4 miles
A pretty market town with many tearooms and boutique shops. Known as ‘the Chelsea of Exmoor’. Its also home to Exmoor National Park HQ.

Exford 6 miles
A quiet village in the heart of Exmoor with pubs and several tearooms.

Wheddon Cross  13 miles
The highest village in Somerset! Wheddon Cross has a charming pub and tea room and its from here that you catch the bus to Snowdrop Valley.

Dunster 20 miles
Preserved medieval village at the foot of the stunning National Trust Castle. Known as ‘the jewel in Exmoor’s crown’. Dunster has numerous shops and tearooms as well as a beautiful church and medieval dovecote.

Porlock 23 miles
Pretty coastal village with numerous shops and tearooms. Also Porlock Weir with pebble beach and award winning seafood restaurant.

Lynton/Lynmouth 27 miles
Two little towns, one above the other with stunning views. A Victorian steam powered railway connects the two! The poet Shelley once visited Lynton and its easy to see why! This is a particularly pretty corner of Exmoor!

 

 

 

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