Some Wildlife Highlights
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.
Although not truly "wild", our Exmoor ponies play an important role in keeping Exmoor's moorlands in good condition.
Exmoor is one of the most important areas in the UK for butterflies and you can see them all on our beautiful id guide.