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Best campsites in Exmoor National Park

Here are our expert-recommended campsites and attractions in and around the Exmoor National Park

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Exmoor National Park is located in the southwest of England. It covers an area of 267 square miles and is home to the semi-wild Exmoor ponies. The park is a great place to escape the crowds and enjoy some peace and quiet.

If you're looking for a stunning landscape to explore, look no further than Exmoor National Park. Home to wild ponies, peaceful river valleys and rocky coastlines, this park is a great place to spend a day or a long weekend.

The park is a sprawling area of rugged landscape. There are plenty of trails to explore, and the scenery constantly changes. If you're looking for a place to escape the crowds, Exmoor is definitely worth checking out.

The park's rugged coastline gained heritage coast recognition in 1991, and it's easy to see why; cliff faces reaching over 800 feet high dominate the coastline at Great Hangman, and there are plenty of sheltered coves and harbours to explore.

Top Exmoor Attractions

An Exmoor Pony
An Exmoor Pony

Attractions in the national park include the iconic Tarr Steps clapper bridge, the River Barle Valley and the medieval castle and the historic waterwheel in Dunster. There are plenty of historical attractions to visit, and the park is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you want to see some of the most stunning landscapes in England, don't miss out on Exmoor National Park.

Also worth a visit is the pretty village of Lynmouth; the village was all but destroyed by a flood in 1952 with buildings and bridges being washed away. The aftermath of the flood and the village's history can be discovered in the Flood Memorial Hall, a converted lifeboat station near the centre of the village.

The iconic Exmoor pony roams across nearly the entire area of Exmoor National Park, and it is an iconic symbol of the area. This hardy breed is one of the oldest native breeds in Britain. The ponies are semi-feral but are all owned by someone. If you're interested in seeing these beautiful animals up close, head to one of the moorland car parks near Dulverton for a virtually guaranteed sighting.

Top 10 Exmoor National Park Campsites

Best campsites in the Exmoor National Park

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Mill Park is a small family run sheltered touring caravan and camping site set in an attractive wooded valley on the North Devon Coast. It...

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Exmoor House Caravan and Motorhome Club site is well situated on the outskirts of the charming country town of Dulverton, alongside the River Barle. It...

Lynmouth Holiday Retreat is a quiet park situated in a sunny, south-facing position overlooking Lynton and Lynmouth. The park is divided into two areas, an...

Newberry Valley Park is set in a tranquil, semi-wooded valley that slopes down towards the rugged North Devon coast, on the edge of Combe Martin...

Hele Valley is a well established park located a mile from Ilfracombe in a wooded valley and only a few minutes’ walk from Hele Bay...

This superbly located farm campsite can be found nestling in a valley beside the River Exe. The working farm provides four meadows, all without electricity...

This delightful park with riding stables on site, is on the edge of Exmoor. The stone packhorse bridge over Horner Water beside the farm entrance...

A truly rural park with beautiful, moorland views, you may be lucky enough to glimpse red deer across the valley or see ponies and foals...

Occupying a prime position in a wooded valley alongside the River Exe, within the National Park, Exe Valley Caravan Site is ideally situated for visiting...

Lowtrow Cross is a small, adults only park situated just inside Exmoor National Park and is ideal for owners of well behaved dogs. It is...

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