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. 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.
White Clawed Crayfish
Our native crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes has a very restricted distribution on Exmoor, and here, as in the rest of the UK is threatened by its brash non-native, larger american cousin the signal Crayfish which carries a deadly disease called crayfish plague which has decimated populations of native crayfish. More on this species from the Environment Agency
Luxborough is a scattered village with pub, church and car park. It is a good centre for exploring the forested parts of the Brendon Hills, with walks over the Chargot estate to Kennisham, over Croydon Hill to the deserted village of Clicket, or across the open heaths of Withycombe and Rodhuish Commons.
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