Explore Exmoor

Summer is a great time to explore Exmoor.  We are on the edge of the National Park, with easy access to countryside and beaches.  Knapp House is also the perfect peaceful and relaxing base to return to at the end of a busy day.

.Let’s be active

It is no surprise that walkers love Exmoor.  In fact the walking is so good that twice a year Exmoor celebrates with its own walking festival.  You can walk across moors, through forests and beside the sea.

If you prefer horse power there are a number of riding centres nearby, including the famous Exmoor Pony Centre.  All offer spectacular rides across the moors, through woods and alongside rivers.  We are riders too and can help you get the right booking.

Fancy sailing, windsurfing or canoeing then nearby Wimbleball Lake has great facilities with tuition if you need it.

For  the “Boys Own” brigade there is 4x4 off-road driving, JCB driving and quad biking. 

Feeling adventurous then how about coastering or surfing from the beautiful sandy bay at Croyde or taking on the annual Exmoor Beast Cycle Challenge, a hundred miles of serious cycling.  If gentle pedalling is your thing the Exmoor Cycle Route is miles of breathtaking scenery with plenty of places to join and leave and buses to bring you home.

It’s a family affair

Big Sheep at Bideford is the family centre with a difference.  This place is so much more than just feeding the lambs.  North Devon Hawk Walks take you up close to the thrill of falconry and there are plenty of creepy crawlies at the Exmoor Zoological Park. 

The wide sandy beach at Croyde backed by dunes has Blue Flag swimming so if you want a day with the buckets and spades or just want to explore the countryside we can show you the way and pack you a picnic.

Did you see that?

One of the loveliest attractions on Exmoor is Tarr Steps.  This medieval clapper bridge is just outside Dulverton, nestled in the Barle River valley. There are walks in the area too or you can cycle to Withypool for a pub lunch.  If getting gardening inspiration is more your thing then RHS Rosemoor has it in spades.  On a clear day the views from Dunkery Beacon are pretty special and you might just want to fly a kite while you are there or you can follow in the footsteps of poets and walk the Coleridge Way.

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