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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Bats, Bogs and Stars
Bats, bogs and stars will have top billing at the Bogtastic Festival Weekend (16 & 17 August), the South West’s biggest and best bog festival celebrating the special qualities of Exmoor’s bogs, rivers and wildlife.
2014 Exmoor Archaeology Forum open for bookings
Celebrate the rich archaeological landscape surviving on Exmoor at the 14th Annual Archaeology Forum.
Boggy good fun at Bogtastic 2014
Bats, bogs and stars will have top billing at the Bogtastic Festival Weekend (16 & 17 August), the South West’s biggest and best bog festival.
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.