Recreation / Entertainment

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

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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:

kayaking
canoeing
paddleboarding
sailing
archery
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.

Exmoor Adventures

Exmoor Adventures has been delivering adventurous activities and bike hire on Exmoor since 2009.

Located at Porlock Weir, we are perfectly situated for land and sea based activities, suitable for ages 8+.

We offer guided activities with qualified and experienced instructors, as well as bike hire.

Activities include:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Tree Climbing
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding
  • Rock Climbing

We also run a Bike Hire service from our base:

  • Mountain Bike hire from £20
  • E-Bike hire from £40

We are open to a range of groups including families, individuals, corporate, school, scout, stag and hen parties.

Check out our website for a full range of fun, safe, 5* rated activities that are easy to book!

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.

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.

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Outdoor and Environmental Activity Centre

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

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.

Tarr Farm Inn

A DESTINATION IN THE HEART OF EXMOOR
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.

Mooryoga

Exmoor based yoga teacher offering….

Weekly yoga classes in Lynton.

Monthly Yoga Nidra meditation events.

Wild Yoga retreats and workshops

I love to teach outdoors as much as I can connecting with the natural world around us, the elements, the seasons and the cycles of the moon.

Wild about Exmoor

Wild about Exmoor celebrates the beauty of Exmoor National Park both up and below with Stargazing Events, Photography Courses, Fishing Experiences and Guided Walks.

“Supper and Star” Events are held regularly at the two National Park Dark Sky Reserve Hubs – The Exford Bridge Tea Rooms, Exford and The Poltimore Inn Observatory, North Molton. Bookings can be made via the website for all events and experiences.”

 

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.

Essence Gallery

Essence Gallery is home to my art work . I enjoy working in a variety of mediums including; watercolour, soft pastels & graphite. I have been an artist for nearly 30 years and have completed many Animal and Pet Portrait commissions as well as landscape, wildlife paintings and work of a more abstract nature.

Oak Cuisine (Chef Julia Mayer)

With a passion and skill for using local, seasonal produce to create really tasty food,  experienced chef Julia Mayer is now offering private catering services including dinner parties, buffets, drop-off service and food for functions. Call 01398 351682 or  07917 770075 to discuss your requirements.

Mark Stothard Photography

Event and social photographer.

Kate Marshall at Hays Travel

Your local Travel Agent, helping you travel and explore the world. ABTA and ATOL Bonded travel agency working with Hays Travel.

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.

Roots & Feathers

We are a family business based in Exmoor National Park inspired by the beautiful and wild landscape.

We hold creative art classes intertwined with the seasons and inspired by the landscape and coastline.

We teach yoga classes and hold workshops indoors as well as outdoors whether it’s on the beach, on the moors or in the woods combined with forest bathing in harmony with nature.

We also organise seasonal walks to learn more about plants and trees and what is around us depending on the seasons.

Made In Dunster

We make a wide range of contemporary homewares & gifts here and in the garden!

​We specialise in pottery, succulents in pots, lampshades, cushions, clocks, cards, oilcloth bags and jewellery.

​We welcome commissions and wholesale.

Sound-Well

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.

Calvert Exmoor

Welcome to Calvert Exmoor, home of accessible activity breaks in Devon

Calvert Exmoor is an accessible residential activity centre and charity for people with physical, learning, behavioural, sensory and complex disabilities alongside their families, friends and carers.

It’s what you CAN do that counts

We believe everyone

  • CAN do outdoor adventure activities like climbing, abseiling, horse-riding, canoeing and much more
  • CAN overcome personal obstacles with help and encouragement
  • CAN make new friends through group activities
  • CAN develop new skills, build self-confidence, and gain greater independence
  • CAN improve their physical and mental well being
  • CAN enjoy a fulfilling holiday with loved ones without being excluded or restricted

…whatever their age or ability. Our goal is to make this philosophy a reality, and provide the best accessible adventure breaks to all. 

If you’re looking for a fun-filled break full of adventure that puts people with disabilities first, we’d love to welcome you for a stay!

Our fully accessible centre is registered with the Activities Licensing Authority for Activity Providers (AALA), and accredited to the Association of Heads of Outdoor Centres (AHOEC) Gold Standard. The highly experienced instructors are qualified by national governing bodies such as the British Canoeing, RYA Sailability, and British Horse Society and are expertly trained to work with individuals with a range of needs.

This means that regardless of age or ability, guests can visit with family, friends, classmates and carers to experience exciting, challenging and enjoyable activities.

Plus, to make everything even easier, breaks at the North Devon centre are all-inclusive of activities, accommodation, meals and use of the facilities.

Carmela

A friendly young girl with a rare, life-limiting disease that weakens her muscles, heart and lungs.

Carmela visited with her mum Lucy, who said: “We knew Carmela’s condition would be catered for at the centre so we didn’t have any reservations about taking part in every activity. Carmela took part in abseiling, in which she was strapped to a wheelchair and couldn’t stop laughing at me screaming with fear, she thought it was highly hilarious.

It was a brilliant weekend, all staff were fantastic and Carmela enjoyed every moment. She already wants to come back. It really is a place which caters for ALL disabilities, young and old, mobile or immobile. A place for all the family to participate without leaving someone out.”

To lean more about all our offerings, visit: https://calvertexmoor.org.uk/