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Your Wildlife Sightings

14th April  Swallows at Winsbere Dulverton. 

13th April  Red deer stags being chased by Exmoor ponies on Ilkerton Ridge 

13 th April  Black caps and Chiff Chaff's Lynmouth 

12 th April  Jay, Tree creepers ,Common Buzzard at East Lyn Lynmouth 

 11 th  April  Golden Plovers at Winsbere Dulverton

 9 April - Otter between Watersmeet and Hillsford Bridge



2ND APRIL Cuckoo heard in Bridgewater



29th March Peregrine Near Combe Martin Church


29th March Herd of Red Deer at Ilkerton Ridge near Barbrook

29th March Otter Near Rockford 

 29th March Otter East Lyn River


 24TH March Ring Ouzel-Chaman Barrows


19th March Bracket Fungus  East Lyn

19th March Hare Winsford Hill

8th March - Red Deer - Porlock Hill 


11th March - Two Iceland Gulls Wimbleball 

11th March - Great Grey Shrike Exford 

9th March - Skylarks - Porlock


9th March- Tortoishell and Comma butterflies Porlock


8th March - Exmoor Pony Foal Porlock 

8th March - Red deer herd Dunkery and Porlock Hill 


 28th Feb-Six Red Deer Summerhouse Hill

 19th Feb - Rock Pippit Lynmouth



 14th Feb   Shag Lynmouth 


29th December

Great Northern Diver Porlock Weir Harbour


 20th October

Hen Harrier  Cloutsham Gate

19th October

Heron  East Lyn

Waxwing  Wistlandpound

Woodcock  Winsford Hill

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Welcome to Exmoor National Park

Situated in the south west of Britain, Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles. A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce.

Exmoor’s Biodiversity

  • Lesser Horseshoe Bat
    There are good numbers of the plum-sized lesser horseshoe Rhinolophus hipposideros bat on Exmoor. During the winter, lesser horseshoes will use caves, mines, tunnels and cellars as hibernation sites, but winter hibernation sites on Exmoor are currently largely unknown. More on this species from The Wildlife Trusts.

Places of Interest

  • Dunkery Hill
    This large hill forms the highest part of Exmoor's central ridge. It has a chain of summits capped with Bronze Age barrows, at Rowbarrows, Kit Barrows, Robin How and Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor's highest point at 1,705ft (519m). There are easy walks to the summit from informal car parks at Dunkery Gate and Rex Stile Head. The Beacon was the site of a former fire beacon and there are extensive all-round views on clear days
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