Escape to Exmoor
PUBLISHED: 17:15 04 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:38 20 February 2013
Whether you are travelling by four wheels or two, by foot or on four legs, <br/><br/>Exmoor offers a wealth of opportunities to explore this summer
Whether you are travelling by four wheels or two, by foot or on four legs,
Exmoor offers a wealth of opportunities to explore this summer
Exmoor has been a National Park for 57 years and its rich variety of coastline and countryside covers 171,189 acres. With some two-thirds of the park lying in Somerset, it is home to a wide range of birds and animals including the red deer and Exmoor pony.
A recent report published by Exmoor National Park Authority reveals that overall visitor satisfaction on Exmoor has risen to 100%, and this month there are plenty of opportunities to experience this beautiful part of the world for yourself.
Head for one of the areas traditional country shows, such as the Dunster Country Fair on the castle lawns on 27 July or Porlocks Horticultural Society Summer show on 23 July. For music lovers the Minehead and Exmoor Festival will be staged in various locations from 24-30 July.
Later this year the 2011 Exmoor Food Festival (1-9 October) will provide a showcase for a variety of independent food and drink producers. But if you cant wait that long why not indulge in a Somerset clotted cream tea this summer or pop into a traditional pub for a pint of real ale from the likes of Cotleigh Brewery or Exmoor Ales.
For further information about forthcoming events go to exmoor-nationalpark.co.uk or call the National Park Centre at Dulverton on 01398 323841/Dunster 01643 8218335 or call Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150.