Rainy Days on Exmoor
A lot depends on whether you get caught in rain or whether the day starts off raining and the forecast is full of gloom.
Getting caught in rain while out walking is part of the experience and often makes for a memorable walk. Getting back to a warm home and drying out is all part of the joy of getting soaked on a walk!
Often a good trick is to do something that is going to make you wet anyway. Try some kayaking or even coasteering, but go with an organised group to be safe and get the most out of it. Exmoor Adventures is a good place to start.
But for those who really don’t want to get soaked, and that is probably most of us, then there are plenty of places to visit.
The National Trust
There are several properties around the edge of Exmoor.
- Arlington Court to the west of Exmoor
- Knightshayes Court to the south-east of Exmoor
- Dunster Castle and Dunster Working Watermill on the eastern edge and
- Coleridge Cottage in the Quantocks.
- West Somerset Railway offers a good day out with cafes in some stations
- Tropiquaria near Watchet is undercover and offers lots of fun for all the family
- Butlins in Minehead also offers a fun day out
West Somerset Garden Centre in Minehead is partly undercover and has a restaurant.
Visit some delightful small shops and cafes in unspoilt villages such as
But it does not rain that much in Exmoor and usually passes over quickly, so don’t let it spoil your holiday.