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.
The Atlantic salmon Salmo sala spends its early life in Exmoor's rivers and streams, before heading downstream to the sea where it will spend a number of years feeding in the Atlantic before returning to spawn to the same river it hatched in. The Exe is one of the regions best known salmon rivers, but here as elsewhere numbers have declined in recent decades. More on this species from the Atlantic Salmon Trust
- Nutcombe Bottom
A car park and picnic area with access for the disabled and centre for walks and mountain bike rides around the Crown Estate's forested hills to the south of Dunster. The Douglas firs in nearby Broadwood are Britain's tallest stand of trees, and there are superb views over Dunster and the coast from Bat's Castle Iron Age fort.
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