Places to Visit
Dulverton is our nearest town at approximately 5 miles, with a small Co op supermarket open 7 days a week, Post Office, 3 pubs, a wine bar, hardware shop (which stocks some smaller camping items), a fruit and veg shop, a fish and chip shop, tearoom, outdoor pursuits shop, an antiques shop, a deli, a chemist, pet shop, ladies clothes shops, book shop and several ‘lifestyle’ shops, as well as the vets and Doctors/dentists practices. There is also a National Park information centre in the town with walking and cycling maps, lots of local information and useful books.
The Exmoor Pony Centre
The Exmoor Pony Centre is approximately 3 miles from the campsite and here you can meet Exmoor ponies at first hand and perhaps go for a ride on one. The centre promotes these versatile ponies and works to ensure a safer future for this endangered breed. (Adults as well as children can ride these ponies) For more details contact the Exmoor Pony Centre.
The Exmoor coast is well worth a visit with its attractive towns and villages and many varied beaches as well as the coastal footpath. Visit the tiny church at Culbone near Porlock or the picturesque harbour at Porlock Weir. At Lynton and Lynmouth travel on the Cliff Railway and learn about the famous flood of 1952. Explore the dramatic coastline at Valley of the Rocks, famous for its herd of goats. At Combe Martin visit the soaring cliffs or the Wildlife & Dinosaur Park. There are beautiful sandy beaches at Woolacombe and great rock pools at Putsborough.
There are several National Trust properties in the area including Dunster Castle, Dunster working watermill, Holnicote Estate, Heddon Valley and further afield Arlington Court, Knightshayes Court and Coleridge’s Cottage at Nether Stowey.
West Somerset Railway
The West Somerset Railway is a steam railway that runs between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard and is a very popular outing.
Wimbleball Lake offers fishing, canoeing, rowing, windsurfing and sailing as well as a lovely walk around its edges.
A visit to Tarr Steps, the longest clapper bridge in the country, is a must. Situated on the River Barle the Steps make a good starting point for a walk along the river bank or a halfway point for a walk from the campsite.
The Doone Valley and Oare Church are famous due to the book Lorna Doone written by RD Blackmore, so for those who have read the book a must to visit.
“Great location, lots of wonderful walks right from the campsite and great things to do a short drive away.”
Discover the peace and scenic beauty of Exmoor National Park with its unspoilt moorland and spectacular coastline