Facts about Exmoor

Magical place! Such a brilliant part of the world and great hosts.   

Visitors’ Book June 2023

The Exmoor flag was created to coincide with the 60th Anniversary Celebrations of the Exmoor National Park in 2014.

It is an official UK flag, registered with The Flag Institute.

Exmoor is now the only county with a national park that has its own flag.

According to its designer, Jenny Stevens, “The flag tells a story of Exmoor’s varied terrain – sea meets river meets cliff path meets moorland meets forest meets wildlife.”

  • The Exmoor shoreline is the most remote in England. Due to the height and steepness of the cliffs, there are 6 miles of coastline completely inaccessible and landing a small boat in some places is really difficult
  • Exmoor has the most extensive broadleaved coastal woods in Britain some of which reach the shore
  • Exmoor has the highest coastline on the British mainland reaching a height of 314 metres at Culbone Hill
  • Exmoor has the highest and lowest tides in Europe
  • There are species of plant endemic to Exmoor e.g. two species of whitebeam and a lichen
  • The longest trail in England and Wales, the South West Coast path starts at Minehead
  • The Heath Fritillary butterfly, which is extremely rare, is found on Exmoor
  • Coastal waterfalls are common on Exmoor
  • Beech trees grow at a higher altitude on Exmoor than anywhere else in Britain

A delightful and memorable time spent immersed in Exmoor life with Exmoor people in the Exmoor community – only made possible by the kindness and generosity of Gary and Amanda.   

Visitors’ Book September 2022

The Exmoor Pony is rarer than the Giant Panda. This is Bemborough Winnie, owned by Amanda and Gary, here at Shoulsbarrow.

Exmoor is one of the last remaining strongholds of our native red deer.

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