All seasons

No matter what the season, there's magic to be found on Exmoor

Exmoor welcomes you all year

A visit to Exmoor is an opportunity to explore, appreciate and immerse yourself in one of the UK’s most wonderfully unique natural environments – from its magnificent moorlands and wild woodlands, to its picturesque valleys and dramatic coastline. Read on to discover just a few reasons why you should make Exmoor your next staycation destination, whatever the season, when it is safe to do so*. 

*Please follow all the latest Government covid-19 guidance regarding lockdowns and restrictions when planning your trip.

Come in the spring

This is when Exmoor really shines. The variety of wild flowers is a joy to behold. The air is fresh, the days are longer and being outdoors is glorious. The lambs are playfully dashing around. The roads and accommodation are quieter and the moor is tranquil. 

Come in summer

Early summer brings those early morning mists which burn off to give a really lovely clear day, perfect for being outdoors. Take a picnic out, enjoy a safari or join in an activity. Take a dip in the sea, which is now getting warmer. School holidays begin and Exmoor becomes thriving with lots to do and enjoy. You can still find peace and traquility on the moor!

Come in autumn

The moor is a picture in early autumn when the heathers blooms purple and the gorse blooms bright yellow, all on a dark green backdrop – a real picture. Schools are back and the autumn colours come, although often not until the end of October and into November. The sea is now at its warmest and the area quietens down, perfect for a relaxing break.

Come in winter

There is something incredibly special about crisp and clear winter days on Exmoor. It is such a great time to explore the dramatic Exmoor coast or head out onto the vast sweeping open moorland. The glorious woodlands in the river valleys take on a different character once the leaves have fallen from the trees, and there can be few more satisfying sounds as they crunch underfoot after a frost.

Eating Out & Accommodation

Relax and enjoy a taste of Exmoor

There are so many fabulous eateries across Exmoor, the Quantock Hills, West Somerset and North Devon, where you can enjoy wonderful food and drink, prepared using quality, local ingredients, and that includes the beer... and the gin! Take a look at our Eating Out pages and please book tables in advance.

Rest up in cosy accommodation

Take a look at our Accommodation pages for lots of fantastic places to stay across the area. Choose from B&B's, self-catering cottages and lodges, hotels, glamping, caravan and campsites. All offering a warm welcome whatever the weather! 

Book with Confidence

Our Exmoor businesses are all adapting and responding to the continuously evolving covid-19 situation. When booking your stay, please ensure you make contact with accommodation providers, fully understand the booking process and what happens in the event of a further lockdown or travel restrictions. Many of our businesses have adopted a flexible cancellation policy. We want visitors to have the best possible experience, from the booking process and to book with confidence, to visiting us safely here on Exmoor.

Visit Exmoor Safely

Please ensure you follow The Exmoor Covid Countryside Code and respect all social distancing measures in our towns and villages and when out enjoying Exmoor. 

To help you whilst you're here on Exmoor

We recommend popping into see, or contacting ahead, our Exmoor National Park Visitor Centres and local Visitor Information Centres for the most up to date information on all local activites and attractions (please be aware of seasonal opening hours, some may only be offering online or phone support during off-peak months):
Exmoor National Park Visitor Centre Dunster I Dulverton I Lynmouth

Minehead I Porlock I Combe Martin I Watchet I South Molton