Exmoor Accommodation for all seasons - wildlife at its best
Animals abound - Exmoor Accommodation for that out-of-season break
  Exmoor Holiday Accommodation Guide & Visitor Information 2017
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A Protected Landscape
Exmoor is one of 14 areas in the United Kingdom given the highest landscape protection and designated as a National Park. Exmoor National Park covers an area of 267 square miles (692 km²), two thirds in Somerset and one third in North Devon. It is protected for its variety of landscapes, wildlife, cultural heritage and the enjoyment it can provide for the public.

The National Park Authority is here to enhance the qualities that make Exmoor special and help people to enjoy the area. There are three National Park Centres to help people learn more about Exmoor and make the most of their stay. The Centres are situated in Dulverton, Dunster and Lynmouth and their knowledgeable staff are always happy to offer assistance.
wild animals to be enjoyed on your Exmoor Holiday

Exmoor really is the ultimate great outdoors experience, and over the centuries it has inspired a number of poets, novelists and filmmakers. The 36 mile long Coleridge Way from the Quantocks to Exmoor is being enjoyed by many walkers and is now a bridleway too, so you can enjoy the route on horseback.

A protected species you can see on your Exmoor Holidays
Accommodation you can expect the protected landscape of Exmoor
The sheer diversity of the Exmoor area’s wildlife means that it is a great place to spot all kinds of unusual animals and birds. There are 31 native mammals, 1,751 species of insects and 1000 recorded flowers and grasses. Virtually all 16 species of bat found in the UK are found in the area, whilst birdwatchers will be kept busy with more than two hundred species of resident and migrating birds.
One of Exmoor’s most famous sights is the Exmoor Pony, a rare breed, whose ancestry goes back thousands of years and is closely descended from the original wild horses of Europe. Exmoor Ponies are thought to have grazed around Exmoor for more than one hundred thousand years and have remained pure-blooded since the Ice Age! The Exmoor Pony Society and the Moorland Mousie Trust both work to ensure the future of the breed, with an Exmoor Pony Centre at Ashwick, where you can book a ride or enjoy a close encounter with these lovely creatures.

However, one of the most impressive Exmoor wildlife treats is to see wild red deer on the open moorland. The best time to see them is early in the morning or late in the evening and you will need binoculars as they are well camouflaged and can be hard to spot.

Exmoor B and B of quality Exmoor National Park Authority organises a limited number of deer safaris (call the National Park Centre in Dulverton for details and booking 01398 323841).
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