The moorland, woodland, streams and farmland of Exmoor support a great diversity of wildlife including herds of wild red deer, rich lichen communities, rare butterflies, bats, and other species uncommon in southern Britain.Salmon still return from years at sea to travel up rivers such as the Exe and Barle to the same spawning grounds they hatched from.
The landscape of Exmoor tells the story of how people have lived in, exploited and enjoyed Exmoor over the last 8000 years. Burial mounds on high ridges, unique and ancient patterns of standing stones, cliff top Roman forts, astonishingly preserved medieval villages and incredible Victorian industrial engineering are all here to be explored.
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Information for Tree & Woodland owners & managers
Useful information and links for tree and woodland owners/managers on Exmoor
Understanding Exmoor's Woodlands
Understanding Exmoor's woodlands and discovering the special features that can be found there.
Introduction to how Exmoor's woodlands are being managed.
Charcoal and coppicing on Exmoor
The link between coppicing trees and charcoal production on Exmoor.