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the beauty of exmoor
exmoor national park
exmoor national park
Hunts Farm offers an ideal base from which to explore Exmoor.
Staying in our B&B or our Self Catering holiday Cottages our regular visitors include ramblers, cyclists, artists, photographers and others. All country-lovers will find something very special to be enjoyed in this the most accessible, yet intimate, of our National Parks. We hope you will visit us.
Exmoor National Park remains the quintessential England. From the North Devon coast and travelling South, across the moors, up through the hills, the river valleys and mixed forests of Somerset, Exmoor National Park provides some of the best sporting country and horse trails in England's West Country.
Exmoor National Park is an area of great natural beauty and of some historical importance. The moors have captured the imagination of man for thousands of years. It is said that the ghosts of England's ancient past, Celts, Saxons, Vikings and the Normans, still share the moors, the forests and the river valleys. Exmoor presents many faces that change seemingly from moment to moment as the light reflects the variety of the landscape.
Dunster Castle is dramatically sited atop a wooded hill, there has been a castle here since at least Norman times (1066). The country lore and culture that is unique to Exmoor is very much associated with its natural assets, long managed to mutual benefit of man and beast.
Something of this culture can be experienced when visiting the small nearby village of Dulverton. Established in the Eleventh Century, its first Charter is dated 1270. Typically, the 1400 or so inhabitants are justifiably proud of their natural history and their village traditions.
Exmoor is undeniably beautiful in any light yet is often strangely eerie when the sun goes down. Then, a primeval sense prevails and a sea fog may descend on the moors. Perhaps to the sound of an owl, and in season the stags in rut each add an additional dimension to the drama that is uniquely Exmoor.
As you ride across Exmoor you will see the famous Exmoor Ponies in their natural habitat. Born free, these ponies have thrived on the moors for thousands of years. Also many species of birds of song and prey as well as our smaller mammals share this natural habitat. You will also see small herds of Red Deer. These are our largest native deer, shy and ever alert, these magnificent animals may best be observed from a mounted advantage.
The Exmoor National Park Authority has offices in the nearby village of Dulverton. There, whatever your interest, you will find an abundance of information, maps, etc. Useful Links Below: