Exmoor's Environment

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.

Latest Environment News 

  • Local Woodfuel Suppliers
    Local woodfuel suppliers to Exmoor.
  • Funding for Exmoor Pony Research
    For the past 4 years the Exmoor Pony Society has been collecting blood and hair samples from affected and non-affected ponies for a joint project with the Animal Health Trust to carry out research into a possible genetic predisposition to Sweet Itch.
  • Exmoor hedge laying competition
    Exmoor National Park Authority is delighted to announce the launch of the 2013/14 Exmoor Hedge Competition.
  • Working Woodlands
    Introduction to how Exmoor's woodlands are being managed.
  • Rhododendron on Exmoor
    Rhododendron on Exmoor - the history, extent and eradication of.


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