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From adrenalin activities to cultural events and everything in between discover recreational and entertainment providers on Exmoor.

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Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

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Tarr Farm Inn

Tarr Farm is a beautiful inn dating from the 1600s based in the heart of the Exmoor National Park right by the historic Tarr Steps on the River Barle.
We’ve won numerous awards for our fantastic food. You can book a table in our cosy bar and feast on our hearty bar menu or enjoy our more formal restaurant with a full a la carte menu. If the weather is good, we have tables outside in our garden which overlooks Tarr Steps.
Round it off with a stay in one of our comfortable rooms and take a seat for one of our delicious breakfasts in the morning. We are family friendly and also welcome your four legged friends too.

Porlock Visitor Centre

Offering information and advice to all looking to learn more about Porlock Vale; walks, things to see and do, where to eat and what’s on. Sales of locally produced crafts and free informational leaflets on Porlock Vale and Exmoor.

Simonsbath House Hotel

Hotel (with 10 ensuite rooms an apartment and 3 self catering cottages) catering for Walking Groups, Painting Holidays, Photography Workshops and Stargazing breaks. Open for B&B, Restaurant on-site with A La Carte Menu.


Root Project

Rooted in the landscape of Exmoor, our aim is to offer up a regenerative working estate and a retreat for natural growing, nutritional workshops, fitness training and consultation. All with a soil to gut philosophy for how we can grow, forage, and eat food in a way that is nourishing for the body and kind to the planet.
We also have a 2 bed cottage within our grounds available to rent for holidays.

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The famous Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway was built in 1888, this heritage cliff railway is the UK’s only water powered railway and the highest and steepest water powered railway in the world. This cliff railway and cafe family attraction open daily (Feb – Nov) for all ages and dogs are welcome too!

Wimbleball Lake and Activity Centre

The spectacular Wimbleball Lake, nestled amongst the rolling hills of Exmoor National Park, is an unforgettable location for your next family day out or camping adventure.
Whether you’re joining us for the day or staying a little longer, there is a wide range of activities for all ages at the lake, including:

high ropes
walking and cycling
watersports equipment hire
self-launch your own equipment
qualified instructor-led sessions
This 530 acre site has something for the whole family to enjoy. Explore the miles of footpaths and cycle ways or simply sit back, immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the views. Don’t forget the camera – the lake is home to a variety of wildlife. Visitors can expect to find a range of wildfowl, as well as mammalian varieties such as hedgehogs, weasels and, if you are lucky (and quiet!), the iconic Exmoor red deer!

Extending your stay to experience everything Wimbleball has to offer? Pitch up your tent, toast marshmallows and look up to the sky. Wimbleball is a designated dark skies reserve, the perfect spot to stargaze and engage with nature and the outdoors in its greatest form.

Wild about Exmoor

Book Visitor Experiences with us: walking safaris, night hikes and stargazing experiences within the national park.

Wild about Exmoor and Exford Bridge Tea Rooms host a weekly stargazing experience and supper.

Additionally, come and stay in our unique holiday cottage and experience the very best of Exmoor hospitality, whilst being as independent as you like.
Our luxurious barn conversion, Spindrift Barn, is attached to our ancient farmhouse, has a woodburner and sauna and is just a short riverside walk from the 2 pubs and tearooms of Exford.

We are ideally placed for exploring the whole of Exmoor on foot, bike or car!

Plum in the centre of Exmoor’s Dark Skies Reserve for the best stargazing, come and use our telescopes or join us for an evening’s astronomy.

Channel UK Events CIC

Here at Channel Events our aim is to run engaging and accessible lifestyle events that drive lifelong, self-led participation in physical activity in the outdoors. We are driven by the belief and research that regular physical activity in the outdoor environment has massive physical and mental health benefits. We deliver outdoor events, not only because they are an awesome thing for you to participate in but because it is about much more than just event day, it’s a lifestyle choice. Setting yourself a goal which then leads to regular physical activity, enjoying the outdoors, joining clubs, meeting new people and training for the event makes positive changes in peoples lives. From the moment you enter one of our events you’ve made a lifestyle choice and what a great choice you’ve made, we look forward to seeing you on the start line!

Channel UK Events CIC is a Community Interest Company (CIC) incorporated in October 2018 – A community interest company is a business with primary social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community. Channel Events has always been and will continue to be not-for-profit, firstly as a project of Channel Adventure and now as its own entity.

Dan Brice heads up Channel Events and is completely passionate about every event we organise and deliver. Dan came to the Channel Group 3 years ago bringing the successful Quantock Quake with him, this event is now the finale of The Triple! Through Dan’s passion and drive we are delighted to have incorporated Channel Events as a CIC and look forward to the trail ahead!

Our events could not happen without the amazing support of our Volunteer Tribe! We are very grateful to every single one of them for donating their time to help us deliver fantastic events for you. We do of course look after them as best we can with social events, merchandise, breakfast and drinks on event days. Interested in giving something back to a sport you love, or just have some free time? We are always looking for more volunteers to join the tribe!

Be a warrior by entering an event, become one of the tribe or both!

We’d love to meet you

Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth

Find your Exmoor – expert advice, local information, interactive displays, film theatre and more.

Our Centre offers information and inspiration to get the most out of your time on Exmoor.

Jeremy Scott Racing

Overlooking Wimbleball Lake, Jeremy and Camilla Scott train National Hunt and Flat horses at Higher Holworthy Farm. The horses are exercised around the farm as well at the country lanes, braving the elements and the local traffic. We employ a team of about 15 local specialist riders and travel the country looking for the next winner. Our biggest success stories are Dashel Drasher, who was bred on the farm and won the Grade 1 Ascot Chase, Melodic Rendezvous, winner of the 2013 Tolworth Hurdle Grade 1 at Sandown and Gone To Lunch who was a top class staying chase.

A family run yard, converted from a dairy farm about 15 years ago, their daughters, Georgina and Laura are the future of the business. We continue to farm sheep and cattle as well as the horses. We always have horses for sale or shares available. If you would like to come a taste the hospitality of Higher Holworthy and see the yard, please give us a call to arrange a visit.


Online yoga classes and one to one in person yoga therapy and classes.

Exmoor Walking Holidays

Our Exmoor walking holidays are based in a comfortable small hotel in the medieval village of Dunster on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The Yarn Market Hotel has been welcoming walkers and walking groups for many years and are walkers themselves. The hotel provides everything a walker will need, such as comfortable accommodation, good food, packed lunches, drying rooms and transport for groups.


Working with healing sound and traditional storytelling, this service offers events for groups and individuals including: sound baths, storytelling, retreats and individual consultations to support your wellbeing. Healing sound nurtures the ability we all have to relax and re-align with our natural state of peace and calm.

Birds Hill Days

Teaching of outdoor activities. Birds Hill Days based near Taunton, Somerset offer clay shooting, archery and fencing in the gateway to Exmoor. Perfect for hen/stag parties or corporate groups.

The Riverside Project

Teaching Traditional Skills and Countryside Crafts, well being walks and and insight into sustainability using Agro- Forestry and Permaculture.

Echo Candles

Echo is a small family run business in deep Somerset hand-pouring beautiful candles. 100% soy wax is blended with unique, sustainably sourced fragrances. Our ethics underline everything we do in sourcing, creating and delivering our gorgeous range of candles.

Wild Wellies ( Tales & Treasures!)

Outdoor Education & Forest school sessions for ALL ages – Forest School in my Exmoor Wood or brought direct to you. Exploration & learning through adventure.

The Woven Briar

I am a first generation shepherd and fibre producer raising rare breed sheep for their fleeces and meat.

I work with a blade shearer to get the best quality out of my wool, and complete the whole journey from field to fabric right here on Exmoor.

I also teach spinning and weaving from my workshop in Ford.

National Trust – Lorna Doone Valley

Discover the legendary Lorna Doone Valley, made famous in RD Blackmore’s famous novel, Lorna Doone. The Lorna Doone Valley offers an array of exciting activities and breathtaking natural beauty.

Lace up your hiking boots and follow miles of well-marked trails, including a circular route that takes in sites associated with the novel, a walk to Cloud Farm, or a longer trek towards Watersmeet and Foreland Point, which boasts stunning views of the dramatic Exmoor coastline. Visit our website for more details on all of the available walks.

In addition to hiking, the National Trust organizes an assortment of events to suit all tastes, from seasonal family-friendly activities to eco-themed film festivals.

Indulge in some delicious treats at the Buttery Cafe, which serves an array of cakes, bakes, light lunches, hot and cold drinks, and even alcoholic beverages.

The National Trust car park is free for members, and public toilets are available for visitors.

For an unforgettable experience, you can stay longer at Cloud Farm Campsite and camp out under the stars in a dark sky reserve.