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.
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.
- 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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