Close
CareMoor

Exmoor's Wildlife

Exmoor is home to an amazing variety of Wildlife

With its spectacular moorland, rich oak woodland, clear streams and dramatic coastline, Exmoor has a great variety of habitats. These diverse habitats provide homes for a vast array of species, including majestic red deer, elusive otters and some of the UK’s rarest butterflies and bats. Exmoor is so important for wildlife that almost a third of the National Park is protected under UK and European law.

We would love to hear about any wildlife you have seen on Exmoor -  please submit records via our form on the Wildwatch Page

You can keep up to day with Wildlife News reading our latest Wildlife E-Newsletter -  or explore our newsletter archive

Sign up here to join our contact list for Wildlife and other Exmoor news. We have many wildlife-related events happening throughout the year, click here to get involved.

Or follow the Wildlife Team on Twitter



Wildlife Information

Natural Environment Record

Find information on Exmoor’s wildlife habitats, species and designations. Use our interactive mapping to search for wildlife reports and other information on the natural environment.  View a chronological list of wildlife reports.

Some Wildlife Highlights

Red Deer

Red deer have survived on Exmoor since pre-historic times. Exmoor was once a Royal Forest with strict Forest Law which protected the deer in order to maintain a supply of venison and a hunting ground for the king.
Read more

Exmoor Ponies

Although not truly "wild". Our Exmoor ponies play an important role in keeping Exmoor's moorlands in good condition.
Read more

Butterflies

Exmoor is one of the most important areas in the UK for butterflies and you can see them all on our beautiful id guide
Read more



The latest on twitter from the Wildlife Team


Here are some upcoming events that might be particularly suitable for people who are interested in Exmoor's wildlife. Or you can browse all events here

Holiday-Help.png

Improve your photography over the Summer

outside Minehead Tourist Information Centre
4th Jul 2019 10:00am
This mini-workshop is designed for people who perhaps don’t understand the basic...
Read more

Photography trail

Arlington Court
27th Jul 2019 10:30am-4:00pm

Carriage Museum Trail

Arlington Court Carriage Museum
1st Feb 2019 11:00am-4:00pm

Evening Deer Search

Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath
20th Aug 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm

Lorna Doone

The Valley of Rocks
20th Aug 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm

Improve your photography over the Summer

outside Minehead Tourist Information Centre
4th Jul 2019 10:00am

donate to caremoor