Press Releases & Articles
Within this section you can find out more about our marketing initiatives and press coverage. As a member you will have regular emails from us to invite you to participate in the many campaigns and projects we run throughout the year.
Our latest press releases, articles and coverage (click on the headlines to read the full release):
Take a Walk or Get Involved to Celebrate #ExmoorDay – 19 October 2023 – Press Release – 18th October 2023
Exmoor Day – Tomorrow: Take a Walk or Get Involved to Celebrate #ExmoorDay – 19 October 2023 – Exmoor National Park Press Release – 18th October 2023
Tourism leaders meet to discuss a new direction for the county’s visitor economy – Press Release – 12th October 2023
Top food critic celebrates Exmoor’s young culinary talent and spotlights the importance and quality of local provenance – Press Release – 10th October 2023
Food and Travel Magazine August/September 2023 Issue
Along with our colleagues at Visit Somerset, Visit Exmoor were delighted to welcome travel journalist Rosemary Barron and photographer Gary Latham to our stunning area. What a spectacular 11 page spread in the renowned Food and Travel Magazine August/September issue which is now on sale highlighting the areas fantastic hospitality, food and drink providers.
Our grateful thanks to the local businesses included within including Montgomery Cheese, West Country Water Buffalo, Hambridge Smokery, Somerset Cider Brandy, Somerset Venison, Woods Dulverton, Westermill Farm, The Castle at Taunton, The Royal Oak Luxborough, Torre Cider Farm, East Quay Watchet, Little Oak Farm Pork, Luttrell Arms Hotel, Miles Tea and Coffee, Porlock Weir Hotel, Porlock Bay Oysters, The Ship Inn Porlock, Horner Farm and Exmoor Ales.
The UK staycation ‘with a better safari than Africa’ – and amazing stargazing spots – The Sun – 2nd June 2023
“PILING out of the Land Rover, we make our way off the beaten track, trudging deeper and deeper into the moorland. I am on safari, but not the open-top truck, lion-spotting kind you see on TV in the blisteringly hot landscapes of Africa. I am, instead, in the very heart of Exmoor National Park, on the border of the Devon coast.” – Read the full article, link above.
Tourism Data Hub – Press Release – April 2023
Following a rigorous procurement process, Acorn T-Stats has been formally appointed to deliver a Feasibility Study for the creation of a sustainable Tourism Data Hub for the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise area of Devon and Somerset. The project is funded by the Heart of the South West LEP with Destination Plymouth acting as lead body, working with a number of key partners*. – Read the full article, link above.
Lyrical Landscapes – Britain Magazine (Visit Britain Publication) – 2022
“Born 250 years ago, the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of many writers to be awed and inspired by the wild beauty of Exmoor, and fellow romantics will be too.” – By Natasha Foges. – Read the full article, link above.
Exmoor Marks The Spot, Somerset Life – Press Coverage – November 2022.
“Head to our Exmoor towns and villages to stock up your pantry in preparation for the ultimate Christmas feast.” Words by Rachel Mead. – Read the full article, link above.
Scotland on Sunday West Country Review – Press Coverage – September 2022.
“Like many people we were desperate for a holiday this summer. A proper break for us all with sunshine and a change of scene was what we craved. But with airport chaos and covid still rife, we didn’t feel ready to go abroad. So we opted for a trip to Exmoor in the West Country, far away enough to feel a bit exotic but reachable by car with minimal hassle.” – Read the full article, link above.
The Coleridge Way, Exmoor’s Most Poetic Walking Trail – muchbetteradventures.com – September 2022
“The Coleridge Way is a 51-mile route which begins in Nether Stowey, a small village in the Quantocks, and winds across the Exmoor National Park to the coast. It’s named after the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who spent a few years living in the area.” – Read the full article, link above.
Visit Somerset and Exmoor to boost the local economy all year round – Press Release – September 2022
We’re here all year – that’s the message from Somerset tourism businesses as the summer season comes to an end. Somerset County Council is working in partnership with Visit Somerset and Visit Exmoor to promote the county’s many attractions, shops, restaurants and landmarks which can be enjoyed all year round.” – Read the full article, link above.
Visit Exmoor Achieve Community Interest Company Status – Press Release – July 2022
“On the 1st. July 2022, Visit Exmoor began trading as incorporated Community Interest Company (CIC). A CIC is a limited company with special additional features created for organisations who want to use their surplus to achieve social objectives and community good.” – Read the full article, link above.
Discover Somerset and support the local economy this summer – Press Release – July 2022
“Make the most of Somerset and Exmoor this summer and give our local economy a much-needed boost – that’s the message from Somerset County Council in partnership with Visit Somerset and Visit Exmoor.” – Read the full article, link above.
Top Skills Displayed in Exmoor Young Chef Competition – Press Release – July 2022
From succulent Exmoor beef to home-grown loganberries, some of the area’s finest produce was showcased in the final of the Exmoor Young Chef competition, which took place last weekend on Saturday 2nd July at West Somerset College. – Read the full article above.
Take a look at our Centre of Excellence Blog pages for all the print, tv and radio coverage generated regarding the recruitment crisis in tourism and hospitality. Plus learn more about how a group of local organisations, businesses and partners are working together to inspire a new generation of chefs.
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