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.
The Barn Owl Tyto alba is one of our best loved native birds, and can be seen on Exmoor hunting its prey of voles and other small mammals over meadows and rough pasture. it needs both good hunting grounds and suitable nest sites, such as old farm buildings to thrive. More on this species from RSPB.
The National Park's main town and service centre with a variety of facilities including plenty of car parking. The buildings are mainly Victorian, of local stone and terracotta roof tiles and a variety of architectural designs, including Swiss-style balconies and carved barge boards. The Lyn and Exmoor Museum has a collection devoted to Exmoor's social history.
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