Local Services and Useful Telephone Numbers

Exmoor National Park Authority provides a range of services to residents and visitors to the National Park including:

  • Conservation advice and projects - wildlife, moorlands, woodlands, habitat management, archaeology and historic buildings
  • Exmoor National Park Centres and information provision
  • Walks, talks, events and activities
  • Footpaths and other rights of way and access issues
  • Education services including school groups, outreach, volunteer involvement
  • Planning services including development management, enforcement and development of planning policy
  • Ranger Service and Field Services Team
  • Advice/support to farmers and landowners
  • Advice/support for tourism businesses
  • Support for the economy and climate change issues
  • General enquiries service

Other services, including Highways and Traffic Management, Public Health and Waste Management are provided by Devon County Council and Somerset County Council (71% of the National Park lies within Devon and 29% within Somerset).  The two District Councils (North Devon Council and West Somerset Council) have responsibility for services including abandoned vehicles, fly-tipping, car parks and parking, dog warden service, environmental health and flooding.

The following links and telephone numbers will help you find the service you need:

For information about highways, roadworks and road closures:

Devon County Council Transport and Roads page 

Devon County Council interactive map of roadworks 

Somerset County Council Road Closures in Somerset 

Somerset County Council Road Closures in West Somerset 

Somerset County Council Information about planned highways works 

Useful telephone numbers:

Devon County Council Highways:  0845 1551004

Devon County Council Highway Emergencies:  01392 383329

Somerset County Council Highways:  0845 345 9155

Highways Agency Alert Line:  0300 123 5000

For detailed information about the range of services provided by the County and District Councils:

Devon County Council visitors to Devon page 

North Devon Council home page 

North Devon Council ‘find your nearest…’ page

West Somerset Council home page 

West Somerset Council Transport and Streets for information on car parks, public transport, etc 


Useful telephone Numbers

Environment Agency Floodline: 0845 988 1188

Police (non-emergency): 101

Western Power Distribution:  0800 365 900

Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital:  01392 411611

Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton:  01823 333444

Tiverton Minor Injuries Unit:  01844 235400

Exmoor Accommodation

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Click here to open a PDF of the 2013 Exmoor Visitor (large file). The Exmoor Visitor is available in our National Park Centres and outlets across Exmoor.


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