The highest village on Exmoor, Wheddon Cross is in the heart of the National Park
The highest village on Exmoor, Wheddon Cross is in the heart of the National Park and has beautiful Somerset countryside on all sides. There are stunning views of Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest point, from many places in the village.
Wheddon Cross is a thriving, friendly rural community with a shop (plus post office services and petrol station), pub, village hall and cattle market. There is also a playing field that has an all-weather tennis / netball / basketball court and a children’s play area. In the older part of the village (Cutcombe) are the church and school. The Coleridge Way walk passes through Wheddon Cross.
Visitors to Exmoor will find a range of good places to stay in the village itself and nearby, with accommodation including bed and breakfasts, guest houses and self-catering cottages.
- In a great location for exploring all areas of Exmoor – an ideal place to stay
- Excellent circular and linear walks and cycle rides from the village
- A good range of facilities and services
- With a strong sense of community, it’s a very friendly place to visit
- Don’t miss Snowdrop Valley – a unique attraction, very pretty even when it is not snowdrops season
- Snowdrop Valley, February
- Cutcombe Horse Show and Gymkhana, June
- Village fete, Wheddon Cross playing fields, first Saturday in August
- Breakfast in the Heart of Exmoor, Moorland Hall, first two Sundays in October
The village shop sells a selection of booklets and maps about the area. If you are staying with one of the accommodation providers at Wheddon Cross, your hosts will also be able to provide you with local information.
The nearest Exmoor National Park information centre is at Dunster (7 miles); there is a tourist information centre at Minehead (9 miles).
http://www.wheddoncross.org.uk/Leaflet%202014.pdf - the Snowdrop Valley walk
http://www.coleridgeway.co.uk/the-route/the-route-guide - Coleridge Way walking notes and maps