Blooming heather – summer is here!

Get onto Exmoor, whether you fancy spending your summer gently spotting seabirds from Lynmouth, enjoy viewing the heather in bloom, watching elusive deer and nightjar, or taking part in a physical challenge such as Man vs Moor.  There are lots of events throughout the summer on the moor, check out the Exmoor National Park events calendar for other exciting outdoor ideas.

Look for rare nesting sea birds on a boat trip along Exmoor’s dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth, with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger on 18th Jul 2017 1:15pm-2:30pm, setting sail from Lynmouth Harbour EX35 6EG.  Booking essential, £15 Adult £10 Child, contact: 01598 752509.

As night falls on the 20th July, an Exmoor adventure begins in search of deer and nightjar. “This is time to keep your eyes peeled for red deer and their newborns roaming in the sunset, as you make your way up Dunkery Hill. You’ll make your return as the dark closes in, listening out for the enigmatic churring of the nightjar.” Suitable for adults and children over 12.  Booking essential, £5 per adult, £2.50 per child, contact 01643862452.

Heather on North Hill – A Guided walk.  Join a member of the Exmoor Society on the 20th Jul 2017 10:30am-2:30pm for a moderate seven mile walk along the Rugged Coast Path to the top of Hurlestone Combe returning along the South West Coast path over Selworthy Beacon. Please bring a picnic.  More information:

Man vs Moor is not for the faint hearted.  On the 15th Jul 2017 10:00am-3:00pm, this is 10 kilometre aggressive trial running event with a difference. Based within the remote Chains Barrow area of Exmoor National Park the event takes you on a moorland adventure. Remote trails to run, boggy valley heads to cross, rough open moorland to make your way through, swim across a high moorland pond and head underground before making your way to the finish line!! It’s tough but it will be worth it. Have you got what it takes?  More information: or call 01643 708715, booking essential.



Horner Holnicote Copyright Natural England Peter Wakely

Horner Holnicote Copyright Natural England Peter Wakely