Exmoor is home to England’s largest herds of wild red deer. These roam freely over its moors and hide in its combes. Seeing these large wild animals, especially some of the regal stags, is an exhilarating experience that captures the essence of the space and freedom of Exmoor. Whether you are out walking, riding, or quietly driving over the moor, there is always the chance of seeing deer.
For many people, seeing Exmoor Ponies on the open moors is one of the highlights of a trip to Exmoor! They are one of a number of British native ponies and a common sight on Exmoor, where a number of managed herds graze the rough pasture. The ponies are only ‘wild’ in the sense that the herds roam freely on the moor, for all the ponies belong to someone.
You can increase your chances of seeing wildlife by seeking local knowledge, take a walking tour or safari and learn all about the incredible Exmoor landscape and the wildlife that can be found.