Dartmoor – Exmoor

Quantock Hills

Peak and Moor

Walking – Cycling – Leisure

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These pages are intended to provide information on popular and lesser known area of the Devon and South Somerset. With information on walking, cycling, other sports and leisure activities

We support the local businesses providing services, leisure activities, accommodation and the very special volunteers of the local Mountain Rescue organisations and the RNLI – ordinary people doing extraordinary and life saving work

Dartmoor & Southern Devon

The Dartmoor National Park has so much in a relatively small area – Brooding Tors and Moors, walks and rides on tracks and trails, secluded valleys, history, archaeology, wildlife and quiet places for solitude.

Exmoor and the Quantock Hills

The Exmoor National Park has high moors, steep valleys, crystal clear rivers, dramatic coastal cliffs and inviting beaches. Exmoor Ponies wander the hills, and like smugglers of old can disappear into the wild land in a moment. To me there is a unique beauty to Exmoor, it has a character distinct from Dartmoor its neighbour to the south, not as bleak but it can still be a wild and dramatic place.

The Quantock Hills for me are a more civilised version of Exmoor, not as wild, not as dramatic but they have a charm of their own. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and justly so, heath and moor mix with agricultural land and villages in wooded valleys softer than nearby Exmoor but well worth a visit. Often overlooked this area has good walking and excellent views and there are Red deer here, majestic animals but not alone as you may also see their relatives Muntjac and Roe deer

Our partners at tourist.me.uk have comprehensive list of Devon Tourist Information Centres, with contact details –
The site also provides information on local Visitor Attractions,
Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens ,
Nature and Wildlife Attractions, and
Activity & Adventure

which we don’t cover on our website

For those with limited mobility or a disability we suggest the Accessible Countryside for Everyone (ACE) website – they list places with accessibility and have a listing of Accessible Devon Beaches, accessible walks etc – these may also be suitable for families with buggies

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