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Exmoor is one of the UK's great wilderness locations.

Within its 267 square miles there are open moorlands, wooded valleys and some of the most dramatic sea cliffs in the country.

Exmoor is home to some of Britain's biggest and most impressive mammals including the Exmoor Pony and Red Deer.

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Exmoor - Visitor Guide


Exmoor National Park Authority, Exmoor House, Dulverton.

Postcode TA22 9HL
Telephone:Exmoor Park Visitor Centre Dulverton - 01398 323841
Exmoor National Park office 01398 323665

Map:Exmoor National Park maps
Essential kit:Warm, camouflage clothing and binoculars for deer watching.
Camera for Snowdrop Valley. Walking boots for the moors. Maps for moorland walks.
Nature watching:

Wildlife watching - Exmoor Ponies can be seen across the high moors.


Snowdrops in Snowdrop Valley.


Red Deer watching - there are several local Exmoor Safaris that will be able to show wild Red Deer.

Access:A comprehensive guide for disabled people visiting Exmoor is available from Exmoor National Park Authority on 01398 323665.
Getting there:

Snowdrop Valley - The valley is a privately run reserve - to reach it take this special bus that leaves every 20 minutes from the small village of Wheddon Cross. The bus only costs £2.50 for adults and 50p for kids. The last bus back from the valley is at 4.30 pm.

Wheddon Cross is south west of Minehead.

Free entry to Exmoor.

Opening times:Year round.
Charges:Free except for Wheddon Cross bus and specific wildlife tours.
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