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Your Wildlife Sightings

5th July Silver washed fritillary butterfly East Lyn river 

5th July Seal and Jelly fish (lots) Lynmouth  

2nd July Pod of 8 - 12 Dolphins off of Valley of Rocks 

29th June Spotted Woodpecker Barbrook 

28th June Woodwarbler, spotted flycatcher & pied flycatcher  Summerhouse Hill 

25th June Red deer at Foreland Point Countisbury 

17th June Seals and a bown hare at Woody Bay

13th June Peregrin,Woodpecker at Sunny Lyn Lynbridge 

8th June Painted Lady butterfly and Hummingbird moth

3rd June Peregrine Valley of Rocks 

20th May Red start and Fly catcher Valley of Rocks 

16th May Cuckoo At Winsford Hill 

5th May Seal between Lynmouth harbour and old bathing pool

5th May Early Purple orchids at Whitecross Exford

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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.

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Exmoor’s Biodiversity

  • Otter
    The otter Lutra lutra is one of the great conservation success stories. By the 1970's otter numbers in the UK were down to dangerously low levels, largely due to the effects of now banned pesticides. Today otters are present  in all Exmoor's main watercourses, although you would be very lucky so see one of these secretive creatures. More on this species from ARKIVE

Places of Interest

  • Brendon
    This large parish includes the heathland of Brendon Common. The village straggles along the East Lyn valley with the church nearly two miles away. The church was moved from Cheriton in the eighteenth century and is dedicated to St Brendan, the much-travelled Irish saint who is reputed to have discovered North America.
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