There is nothing half-hearted about Exmoor. It has more than 1,000 miles of footpaths providing walks ranging from a gentle stroll to a challenging hike yet all with incredible views. The clear skies make the national park the perfect place for stargazing, while 37 miles of coast offers a fantastic choice of beaches for swimming, poking about in rock pools, and exploring the rare and beautiful stretch of coastal woodland. On top of this, there is a fantastic array of vibrant towns and villages, each with its own unique charm and identity.
It's a shame to stay indoors with so much to explore. A walk through The Valley of the Rocks is not for the faint-hearted, but worthwhile for the breathtaking views, walk or cycle through the Quantock Hills or take in a stretch of the South West Coast Park, packing a picnic or stopping off for lunch in a local pub or cafe. Minehead and Combe Martin Beach are favourites with families for their good amenities and sheltered sandy beaches, while Kilve is excellent for finding fossils, and Porlock Beach and Weir are just lovely. There are farms and markets, historic buildings and ancient monuments, country pubs and cafes serving homemade cake and all within easy access of the M5. It's no wonder Exmoor is a place happy holiday makers return to year after year.
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