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Things to Do

Useful local websites:

Porlock Visitor Centre maintained website containing details of many places of interest and a calendar of local events.

www.porlock.co.uk

Community website for Porlock and the neighbouring villages.

www.porlock.org

Heritage Railways

Enjoy a great day out on the West Somerset Railway with a heritage steam train ride through 20 miles of Somerset coast and countryside.

www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk

Lynton and Barnstable Railway Trust, the last narrow gauge railway adventure.

www.lynton-rail.co.uk

Dark Skies

Exmoor National Park has been designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe! Stargazing on Exmoor is an all year-round activity and there is always plenty to see on any clear night.

www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/environment/landscape/dark-skies

Download the following brochure for some top tips:

www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/environment/landscape/dark-skies/?a=164534

Walking

Whether you are an experienced walker or someone who prefers a short stroll, Exmoor National Park is the ideal place to explore the outdoors on foot.

With over 1000km of footpaths and bridleways, through woodlands, by tumbling rivers and on open heather covered moorland, the variety is vast.

The following websites contain details of many walks in and around Porlock and the Exmoor National Park.

www.geoffbannister.com/walks.html
www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/walking www.porlockmanorestate.org/Pages/Walks.html

The South West Coast Path national trail is one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world.

www.southwestcoastpath.com

Walk in the footsteps of the Romantic Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 -1834) through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work.

www.coleridgeway.co.uk

Wildlife

Exmoor National Park contains an extraordinary variety of wildlife and habitats.

www.enhs.org.uk/exmoorwild.htm
www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

There are also a number of specialist wildlife safari companies that provide escorted tours of Exmoor in 4x4 vehicles:

www.discoverysafaris.com
www.redstagsafari.co.uk
www.exmoorwildlifesafaris.co.uk