Porlock village sits in the wide and fertile Porlock Vale.
Porlock village sits in the wide and fertile Porlock Vale, a little inland from Porlock salt marsh and the shingle ridge. The High Street meanders through the village with a wide range of quality independent shops. The medieval church of St Dubricius sits in the centre of the village.
Porlock has long been famous for its steep 1:4 Porlock Hill, which the main road takes towards Lynmouth. It is one of the steepest hills on any main road in England and used to cause real problems for old cars and their drivers. For those who would rather not take this very steep hill, there is the pretty toll road which winds its way less severely to the top of the hill. Once up there the views are among the best on Exmoor.
Things to Do
There are so many things to do in Porlock village and throughout Porlock Vale, whether you want an active holiday or a relaxing break. Walking on Exmoor offers gentle walks through the heather clad moors or dramatic coastal walks. Mountain biking on Exmoor offers some of the best trails, with its hilly climbs and steep descents.
A vast network of bridleways across Exmoor offer riders superb horse riding while thrill seekers can try kayaking, paddle boarding, coasteering, mountain climbing or abseiling. Photographers can capture stunning wildlife including Exmoor ponies, red deer and Highland cattle, while landscape photographers will be blown away by the Exmoor scenery.
Local Food & Drink
There are lots of fabulous places to eat in and around Porlock! Discover delicious cream teas and homemade cakes or find a savoury delight in one of the many tea shops. Settle in for a pint or glass of wine and a home-cooked meal at a pub with a cosy fire in the winter and beer garden to soak up the sun in the summer. There are takeaway options day and night too if you prefer to pack up a picnic for the day or dine in at night.
You'll find a fantastic variety of accommodation providers from campsites, B&B’s and boutique hotels.
Porlock has a wide range of wonderful independent shops to explore. Find gifts for the home and garden, fantastic local art and handmade craft. To tempt your tastebuds, discover jams, chutneys and honey produced in Somerset, the finest cheeses, fresh local meats, as well as sweet treats such as locally produced fudge, chocolate and biscuits.
Porlock Visitor Centre
Somerset, TA24 8QD
Tel: 01643 863150