Exmoor Facts and Figures
Area: 69,280 hectares/171,189 acres/267sq miles
(Inc: land, operational buildings, car parks and toilets)
Percentage coverage: 7%
Percent in District and County Councils:
65.56 % of West Somerset District Council
18.00 % of North Devon District Council
13.94 % of Somerset County Council
2.98 % of Devon County Council
All of which are within the Exmoor National Park Authority.
Dimensions: East/West - Combe Martin to Monksilver 56 kilometres (35 miles), North/South - Dulverton to Minehead 35 Kilometres (22 miles)
Main settlements: Estimates from Office of National Statistics (mid year) population by parish (2019): Lynton and Lynmouth - 1427; Dulverton - 1375; Porlock - 1350; Dunster 836 Settlements on the National Park boundary such as Combe Martin, Minehead, Carhampton and Old Cleeve have higher populations but most live outside of the defined National Park area.
(when the ONS give the full analysis of recent data we will release that here)
Geology: main rock types : Old and new red sandstones, Devonian slates, shales and limestone