8 Things to Do in January on Exmoor

1.      Climb to the highest point on Exmoor. Pick a clear crisp day, pack a bottle of water and your camera and head for Dunkery Beacon. With 360-degree views over the moors and sea, it’s easy to see why this spot was (reputedly) the inspiration for the famous hymn ‘All Things Bright & Beautiful’.

2.      Take an Exmoor Safari. With foliage low, now is one of the best times for wildlife spotting. Our Exmoor safari experts know the best places to go off the beaten track, and provide a fascinating insight into the history of the area.

3.      Winter’s shorter days means that you can see the stars earlier at this time of year. Look out for a clear night, wrap up very warm and head onto Exmoor. As Europe’s first ‘International Dark Sky Reserve’ Exmoor is one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the night skies.

4.      Discover Trees in Winter. If you love trees as much as Judi Dench, this day out is for you. Join Exmoor National Park’s Woodland Team for a morning classroom session and afternoon exploring Exmoor’s magical woodlands on 18 Jan.

5.      Go Extreme Coasteering. Get off the couch and get together a small group of friends to book an expert coach to take you to some of the secret sweet spots on the North Devon & Exmoor coast. Adrenaline-fuelled fun guaranteed.

6.      Tick off the first section of the South West Coast Path. Okay, this is a ‘challenging’ 9-mile section of the UK’s longest trail but also one of the most spectacular. Beginning in Minehead, you’ll be delighted to undo your laces in Porlock.

7.      Have lunch at a Cosy Pub. Nothing quite beats a roaring log fire at this time of year. Go on spoil yourself at one of characterful hostelries on Exmoor, perhaps partaking of a golden Exmoor Ale, a sparkling Somerset Cider or a Wicked Wolf Gin.

8.      Be the first to visit Snowdrop Valley. Opening on 27 January this secret valley is home to thousands of beautiful snowdrops which carpet the ground at this time every year. Take the bus or explore by foot from Wheddon Cross.

We have some great places to stay – so why not book a winter weekend  her on Exmoor.

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