Services Information for Exmoor

Ponies on Winsford Hill

Services from Exmoor National Park

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 Service Providers 

Devon County Council and Somerset County Council, as well as the two District Councils of North Devon and West Somerset are responsible for providing residents and visitors with services covering the following: 

  • Highways and Traffic Management
  • Public Health
  • Waste Management
  • Abandoned Vehicles 
  • Fly-tipping
  • Car Parks and Parking
  • Dog Warden Service
  • Environmental Health
  • Flooding 

For information about highways, roadworks and road closures:

Devon County Council Report a problem on roads

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:

North Devon Council home page 

North Devon Council ‘find your nearest…’ page

Somerset West and Taunton District Council 

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