Seven More Great Things to Do on Exmoor this Summer

01/08/2019

Hop on board a steam train and enjoy a ride in a Victorian carriage along one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow-gauge railways.  The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway leaves from Woody Bay Station, where you can also get a delicious cream tea.

Walk in the footsteps of R D Blackmore and appreciate the stunning landscape that inspired the classic Exmoor novel, Lorna Doone. There are guided walks with Wild About Exmoor throughout August.

Learn all about bees at the all new Quince Honey Farm on the edge of Exmoor near South Molton. A great place to visit for the young and young at heart, you can also enjoy expert talks, tractor tours, honey tasting and much more.

Get wet at Wimbleball Lake - or  stay dry. There’s lots to do here both on and off the water and it’s the perfect place to be brave and try something new. Explore the lake by kayak, boat or board or try out one of the cycle trails, perhaps some archery or tree climbing. You can camp overnight here too.

Search for Exmoor’s red deer with an Exmoor National Park Ranger. Meet at Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath at 7pm and enjoy an evening walk to try to catch sight of these elusive creatures (6, 13, 20 August).

Sample a glass of excellent sparkling wine from grapes grown on the edge of Exmoor. Wellhayes is a small, family-run vineyard and you can visit  (by appointment) on Wednesdays and Sundays until September.

See a magical outdoor production against the breathtaking backdrop of Valley of Rocks. Pleasure Dome Theatre Company are delighted to be back in the Valley of Rocks celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lorna Doone. Due to popular demand, they have revived and redeveloped their 2017 critically acclaimed production of this classic. Expect stunning scenery, beautiful costumes, atmospheric music and pure drama. 

 

 

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