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Best Views On Exmoor

Still deciding on where to take the family for your staycation once it’s safe to travel? Why not venture to one of England’s last remaining tranquil areas, Exmoor. Exmoor has a remarkable concentration of beauty spots and is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking views. We’ve compiled our top 5 favourites for you below. If you’re looking for that picturesque holiday break here in the UK we’d definitely recommend exploring these unspoilt, hidden British gems. 

Porlock Bay 

Porlock has been a well loved and popular destination for visitors of Exmoor for years. This sleepy little village offers an authentic view of traditional village life. The views from the surrounding moorland down onto Porlock Bay and simply stunning. The view from Bossington Hill in the east is particularly popular with walkers. Simply follow the South West Coast Path from the pretty village of Bossington to the flank of the hill and gaze down at Porlock Bay below. There are many other paths from Bossington and Allerford. We’d recommend referring to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL9 ‘Exmoor’ map for detail. 

Not to be out done, Porlock Bay from Porlock Common boasts some breathtaking views as well. This is one that can be taken in from the comfort of a passenger seat. The A39 road climbs steeply from Porlock west to Porlock Common. This provides another super view of the bay from the opposite side. 

Find out more about the beautiful area of Porlock here.  

Lynton down to Lynmouth 

Enjoy a classic Exmoor view from the top of the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. The small, unspoilt towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are situated on the northern edge of the Exmoor coast. Lynton stands approx. 450ft above its sister village of Lynmouth and so makes the perfect place for spectacular views out to the surrounding area. 

The water-powered Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is the most exciting way to travel between the two historic towns. Enjoy amazing views of the North Devon Coastline as you glide up and down the 862 foot length of track. 

Want to explore Lynton and Lynmouth further? Click here.

Heddon’s Mouth

If you’ve got a sunny afternoon to spare, Heddon’s Mouth, Heddon’s Mouth Beach and Heddon’s Mouth Cleave (valley) are all well worth a visit. Nestled between some of England’s highest cliffs, Heddon’s Mouth is where the mighty River Heddon meets the sea. Designated a Site of Specific Interest, Heddon Valley is home to a variety of wildlife including otters and rare high brown fritillary butterfly. 

To capture those picture perfect views of Heddon’s Mouth, take a stroll along the coastal path to the west. This part of the South West Coast Path climbs up the side of Heddon’s Mouth Cleave to Peter Rock. You won’t be disappointed. Amazing views of Heddon’s Mouth and then the Exmoor and North Devon coastline await as you continue west of the path. 

Explore Heddon’s Mouth and Valley in more detail here.

Dunkery Beacon 

Leaving the coast behind and journeying up over the moors, Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest point, is unrivalled for its immense views. A moorland road climbs over Dunkery Hill near Dunkery Beacon. There are plenty of parking spots, each providing magnificent views of high moor, rolling countryside and coast. If you’re there in late August/early September you’ll get the heather too! 

Discover more about Dunkery Beacon here.

Tarr Steps 

Heading down off the moors into the valleys, you can’t visit Exmoor without heading to one of our favourite spots. Tarr Steps offers another classic Exmoor view of the Westcountry’s most famous clapper bridge. Constructed from entirely from stone slabs and boulders, it is the longest of its kind in Britain and was first mentioned in Tudor times, however experts think it could be older.  

British folklore however offers a different tale about the construction of the bridge. Read all about it here.

Either way this picturesque part of Exmoor is definitely snap-worthy in our opinion. 

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Looking for the perfect place to stay whilst visiting North Devon & Exmoor? Here at Riverside we’ve been providing a range of accommodation for over 13 years. 

Our central location makes us the perfect base to explore the local area. 

To find out more give us a call on 01769 579269, drop us an email at [email protected] or book online here.

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