The National Park Ranger Experience
The Hidden Exmoor Adventure (6 hours)
Step aboard a National Park Land Rover this summer with an Exmoor Ranger to experience a wild and hidden landscape!
Sorry, our 2018 experiences have all been completed. The dates sold out, and the feedback has been very positive with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5.
This was a pilot initiative. We're currently evaluating the feedback and will make an announcement on future opportunities soon. Any future dates will be posted on this page so do check back or sign up to our e-news.
- Discover hidden Exmoor by Land Rover
- Explore a working hill farm
- Experience nature
- Extraordinary stories of life as a National Park Ranger
- Local produce farmhouse lunch and refreshments included
- 6 hour experience
- £125 per person.
***SORRY - ALL PLANNED 2018 EXPERIENCES HAVE NOW BEEN COMPLETED***
This National Park Ranger Experience is a brand new offering - be one of the first to experience the National Park, its communities and special qualities through the eyes of a Ranger. Each tour has a maximum of 4 participants so the Ranger will be able to tailor the day to suit your interests and the weather.
Take to the narrow lanes, catch some spectacular views and go to places rarely experienced by visitors.
You’ll discover how the Ranger team maintain the network of paths and bridges and how they work closely with local communities, farmers, and land owners; some of whom you may well meet along the way.
Your experience will be tailored to your interests with countless extraordinary stories and opportunities known only by your experienced Ranger.
Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to explore unspoilt villages, visit a working harbour and follow winding roads through coastal woodlands. You’ll discover views that inspired the Romantic Poets and visit historic sites from ancient churches to historic stones steeped in history and folklore. A highlight will be to explore the wild moorland and ancient wooded valleys where the Ranger will help you to discover hidden sights, wildlife and breath taking views.
Each experience will include a visit to the National Park’s workshop where local timber (from the National Park Authority's own sustainably managed woodlands) is turned into the distinctive trail signs, bridges and gates seen across Exmoor.
A local produce farmhouse lunch will be provided at an Exmoor farm where they work in harmony with nature. The farmer will take you around the farm and chat with you about the joys and challenges of upland farming on Exmoor.
From the delight of meeting local characters and behind the scenes visits, to seeing the famous Exmoor ponies and maybe some wild red deer in their natural habitat - there is no limit to your Exmoor adventure with a Ranger!
You’ll also each take home a unique gift to remind you of your Ranger experience.
Tours depart at 10am from the National Park Centre at Dunster (Dunster Steep, Dunster TA24 6SE), returning by 4pm.
Price £125 per person including farmhouse lunch, refreshments, guide and travel.
Places are strictly limited to 4 per day so do book early. If you're interested in booking one of the dates exclusively for fewer people please enquire on 01643 821835.
- The minimum age is 13 years. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
- Food allergies can only be accommodated for bookings made 48hs before departure
- The Experience involves travelling in a long-wheel based Land Rover. This is not a luxury, comfortable vehicle, it is a working vehicle: it is high off the ground (a step will be available), and space inside is limited. Please call us before booking to discuss any mobility issues.
The Exmoor National Park Ranger Experience ran on the following dates:
- Wednesday 1st August - SOLD OUT
- Tuesday 7th August - just 1 place left
- Tuesday 14th August - SOLD OUT
- Wednesday 22nd August - SOLD OUT
- Tuesday 28th August - SOLD OUT
- Wednesday 5th September - SOLD OUT
- Tuesday 18th September - SOLD OUT
- Wednesday 19th September - SOLD OUT
- Tuesday 25th September - SOLD OUT
KEEP VISITING OUR WEBSITE OR NATIONAL PARK CENTRES FOR NEWS OF ANY NEW DATES FOR 2019!
How to book and check availability:
In person: At one of our National Park Centres in Dunster, Lynmouth or Dulverton
By Phone: 01643 821835
On line: Click on the "Book Now " button at the top of the page.
Terms and Coniditons:
Age restrictions Experience is suitable for over 12's only. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Mobility The Experience involves travelling in a long-wheel based Land Rover. This is not a luxury, comfortable vehicle, it is a working vehicle: it is high off the ground (a step will be available), and space inside is limited. There will be a fair amount of getting in and out of the vehicle and also some short distance walking. We have attempted to make this experience available to a wide range of customers, and will try to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate customers with mobility issues. Please contact us on 01643 821835 to discuss your requirements before booking or email NPCDunster@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
Clothing & Footwear Participants must wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. There is likely to be some short-distance walking and suitable footwear must be worn.
Food allergies Food allergy requests must be made at the time of booking and can only be accommodated on experiences booked at least 48hrs in advance.
Refunds No refunds can be given, although we will try and move you onto another date where there might be availability. Call 01643 821835 to enquire or email NPCDunster@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
Cancellation by the Exmoor National Park Authority In the unlikely event that we need to cancel a date, then a full refund will be given.
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