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Your Wildlife Sightings

5th July Silver washed fritillary butterfly East Lyn river 

5th July Seal and Jelly fish (lots) Lynmouth  

2nd July Pod of 8 - 12 Dolphins off of Valley of Rocks 

29th June Spotted Woodpecker Barbrook 

28th June Woodwarbler, spotted flycatcher & pied flycatcher  Summerhouse Hill 

25th June Red deer at Foreland Point Countisbury 

17th June Seals and a bown hare at Woody Bay

13th June Peregrin,Woodpecker at Sunny Lyn Lynbridge 

8th June Painted Lady butterfly and Hummingbird moth

3rd June Peregrine Valley of Rocks 

20th May Red start and Fly catcher Valley of Rocks 

16th May Cuckoo At Winsford Hill 

5th May Seal between Lynmouth harbour and old bathing pool

5th May Early Purple orchids at Whitecross Exford

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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 (692 square kilometers). 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

  • Pony

    The Exmoor is a unique breed of pony which has lived on the moor longer than people have. It is important because it is the nearest breed we have to the original wild horses of Europe. It has evolved in response to its environment, becoming hardy and resilient to the cold and wet. More info on Exmoor Ponies.

Places of Interest

  • Tarr Steps
    This ancient 'clapper' bridge across the River Barle is a popular tourist attraction. The bridge is of primitive construction, with large unmortared slabs of stone resting on one another, and is the largest example of its type. The river and the valley woodlands are Sites of Special Scientific Interest and abound with wildlife. Pleasant footpaths run along the valley between Simonsbath and Dulverton.
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