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Your Wildlife Sighting

10th November Small Tortoise Shell Butterfly Hillsford Bridge 

10th November 6 Spot Ladybird Hillsford Bridge

10th November Otter Lynmouth Hill

30th October Merlin Hillsford Bridges

14th October Large stag and Hinds Dunkery

10th October 3 buzzards Valley of Rocks

10th October Heron Myrtleberry Cleave

24th September 50 Red deer Dunkery

20th September Heron Watersmeet

11th September Hummingbird moth Hillsford Bridge.

 6th September Kestrel Valley of Rocks

5th September Red Deer Dunkery Hill

  30th August Silver-winged fritillary butterfly Glen Lyn Gorge

  19th August Adder Valley of Rocks

  18th August Heron Watersmeet

   10th August Seal Lynmouth Bay

7th August Red Deer near Porlock

5th August Buzzard near Lynmouth Cliff Railway

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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.


Christmas Office Closure: Our office will be closed from 12.00pm on Wednesday 24 December until 9.00am on Monday 5 January. For the contact details for local services, such as highways, waste collection etc run by District or County Councils, see here. 

The on-call Ranger can be contacted on 07970099111

Our National Park Centres at Dulverton and Lynmouth will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. 

 

Exmoor’s Biodiversity

  • Barbastelle Bat
    The Barbastelle Bat Barbastalla barbastellus is a nationally rare bat with a distinctive "pug-like" appearance. Exmoor's Oak woodlands hold one of the few known maternity roosts in the UK. They prefer to hunt along wooded river valleys and areas of scrub. More on this species from The Wildlife Trusts.

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Places of Interest

  • Bridgetown
    Bridgetown is a hamlet alongside the River Exe on the A369, which includes an old mill, packhorse bridge and a cricket pitch with a thatched pavilion. A peaceful walk leads along the river towards Winsford. Parking is in a lay-by from which a bridge crosses to the cricket pitch. There is a pub and rock faces carved with the dates when the turnpike was cut along the valley in the 1820s.
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