Exmoor's Past

These pages explore Exmoor's archaeology and historic buildings and are currently under development. We will shortly be providing more information about the services that the Historic Environment Team based at Dulverton provide, including advice and guidance on planning and conservation issues.

We are responsible for curating the Historic Environment Record (HER), which contains information on all known archaeological remains and historic buildings within the Park. You can now view the HER online by following the link.

Our Events page suggests activities taking place in the area to do with the historic environment. The Publications page gives access to our Historic Environment Review series, which provides information on what's been happening in the past year, as well as making available our Report Series.

Exmoor Archaeological Walk Cards

A series of walk cards is now available offering routes through Exmoor’s moorland landscapes and taking in a diverse range of historical and archaeological sites.

The walk cards provide a suggested route as well as explaining the context and significance of some of the sites and landscapes encountered along the way. For much of Exmoor’s moorland this encompasses 8,000 years of occupation, from the Mesolithic to World War II.

The four walk route cards are in a ‘pocket-size’ format, designed to take out and about. They are currently available to buy from National Park Centres. Alternatively you can download PDF versions here:  

No.1 Larkbarrow and Tom’s Hill

No.2 Badgworthy

No.3 Hoaroak Valley

No.4 Simonsbath and Cow Castle