Wild About Exmoor

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Guided walks, with a twist!

At Wild About Exmoor we lead guided walks for groups or individuals, to experience the very best of Exmoor National Park, and explore the parts that otherwise you would probably not experience in quite the same way!

We run various events throughout the year, exploring the length and breadth of Exmoor, but can also provide a walk geared just to you and your group…whenever and wherever you would like to go, just get in touch, and we will put some suggestions together.

The Lorna Doone Experience

Literary Footsteps – Exmoor’s wonderful scenery and fascinating history has inspired poets and writers across the world. R.D.Blackmore wrote his epic novel Lorna Doone based on folklore and tales from his childhood. The novel is set amongst the farms and countryside of the Doone Valley, Dulverton and Exford….our home and favourite walking area. We have created a special, full day itinerary for the National Park Experience Collection.

Victorian Exmoor

The twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth have a rich and fascinating history. They are also a fine example of Victorian philanthropy, with great architecture largely paid for by Sir George Newnes, making for a very attractive stroll around this historic area.

We start our tour in Lynmouth at the scene on the disastrous flood in 1952, and ascend to Lynton with a ride on the unique water powered cliff railway (February to November) A spectacular cliff top walk with views to the Welsh coast brings us to “Little Switzerland” and the Valley of the Rocks.

Stargazing and Night Hikes in Exmoor’s Dark Sky Reserve: Exmoor Dark skies Discovery Hub

Join us for an evening learning all about the Exmoor skies, in good company and with a delicious, locally produced meal. Every Tuesday night we will be running indoor presentations in Exford Bridge Tea Rooms using their new 50” screen and some amazing planetarium software. This will enable groups of up to 30 people of all ages to learn about the night sky. This can be followed by a walk out into the dark skies reserve to view the stars and use our telescopes.

We talk about the constellations and planets and explain the use of apps on phone and ipad. £35 per adult, £15 aged 6 – 15 years, with an optional walk out into the dark skies area to use our telescopes, weather and light levels permitting (£5.00 charge). Please bring torches, warm clothing and stout footwear if planning to join the walk.

Pub Supper and Exmoor Stargazing – Groups

Meet up in Exford for a night walk with stargazing after supper at The Crown or at the White Horse, both traditional country pubs, serving great local food.

We walk up onto the moor as the stars come out, then back to our farmhouse for some exploration of deepest, darkest space with our telescopes and binoculars. Lots of starry information and refreshments, you will leave with a good grasp of finding your way around the night sky.

Stargazing and refreshments £35 per person, £15 for under 16 years. Booking essential on 01643 831759. Arrange a date just for your group, £95 minimum charge.

Please see our website for more information or get in touch on 01643 831759 or info@wildaboutexmoor.com 

You can also book some of our experiences online, please visit BOOK EXPERIENCES for more information and to confirm your places today!

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  • Exmoor National Park - Dark Skies Friendly Accredited
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