Welcome to Exmoor National Park
Situated in the south west of Britain, Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles (692 square kilometers). A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce.
The large robin-shaped dipper Cinclus cinclus is a fairly common site along Exmoor's rivers and streams, where it can be seen bobbing up and down on a rock before entering the water where it can walk along the bottom looking for aquatic insects and other prey. More on this species from RSPB
Watersmeet is a popular beauty spot at the junction of the East Lyn and Hoaroak Water. The rivers flow through deep wooded gorges with numerous footpaths and bridges, all well maintained by the National Trust. The gorge is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and there are rare ferns, flowers and trees.
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