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.
High Brown Fritillary
The high brown fritillary Argynnis adippe has declined nationally by up to 90% since the 1970s. Exmoor is one of the few remaining strongholds, where it is associated with bracken habitats on south facing slopes where there is plenty of the larval foodplant, violets. More on this species from Butterfly Conservation
- Tarr Steps
This ancient 'clapper' bridge across the River Barle is a popular tourist attraction. The bridge is of primitive construction, with large unmortared slabs of stone resting on one another, and is the largest example of its type. The river and the valley woodlands are Sites of Special Scientific Interest and abound with wildlife. Pleasant footpaths run along the valley between Simonsbath and Dulverton.
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