Get outside this summer and enjoy the range of exhilarating activities Exmoor has to offer
Summer in Exmoor is truly a sight to behold. Strokes of rich, lush green paint everything from the beech hedges to the moors, and bursts of pink and purple cut through the greenery as the heather preens under the sun. Enjoy these beautiful views on horseback over the hills, then escape the heat on the coast and hire a kayak or SUP, or bring your bike and speed along the shady lanes.
This three-day itinerary will showcase the many facets of Exmoor at its best:
Start the first day of your Exmoor summer trip with a ride on the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Once you reach the top of the cliffs, you not only get to enjoy the sun-soaked views, but also a delectable cream tea. You could top that off with a climb up the Valley of Rocks, before heading back down to the beautiful harbour at Lynmouth.
The second day is for meeting the wild ponies on the high moors of Porlock – and marvelling at the magnificent coastal views along the way. A delicious lunch overlooking the tranquil sea at Porlock Weir will remind you of your childhood holidays, while a picturesque drive to quaint village Dunster will take you back to the Middle Ages.
A day for meandering the blissfully uncrowded streets of Exmoor’s villages, then driving high up on the moors and over to clapper bridge Tarr Steps for a picnic. Too warm after soaking up the sun? Take a dip in the river before making your way to Dulverton. The lovely village has plenty of independent shops and local restaurants along the high street.