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

Come stargazing at The Exford Bridge Tearooms. You will have a delicious, seasonal meal cooked by Bruce and Claire, with a fully licenced bar. Then the sociable part of our stargazing evening kicks off with a planetarium on their widescreen tv to show you around those clear Exmoor skies. Deeper sky objects are found and explored and then we head out to try out our newfound knowledge with Wild About Exmoor and our telescopes. An optional walk out into the dark skies area at a small extra cost will finish off the evening, weather and darkness permitting.

We meet EVERY THURSDAY night and can host groups of up to 30 people of all ages to learn about the night sky.

During Winter hours, and during the dark Skies Festival in October/November we start at 6pm, rather than 7pm. The Tearooms will be a wonderfully cosy place to spend an evening with a locally sourced supper, our planetarium presentation and an informal chat about the night skies….no question is a silly question! A walk in the winter is often fabulous – cold but crystal clear, the skies are dark enough to spot Andromeda, our neighbouring Galaxy, on a good night.

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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