Spend today exploring the wilderness coast of Exmoor National Park, where romantic moors and wooded valleys tumble headlong into the sea. Exmoor straddles North Devon and West Somerset and the high coastal drama is breath-taking at any time of year.
Start in the village of Combe Martin with the option of climbing up to Great Hangman, where the back of the hill forms the highest sea cliff in England. Enjoy the alpine scenery of Valley of Rocks where feral goats keep you company. Then drop down to the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth steeped in Victorian history and connected by a water-powered cliff railway. Visit St Bueno’s, arguably England’s smallest church.
The Exmoor coast is home to around 20 food producers, so travel to pretty Porlock Weir and pick up some oysters, buy some local cheese and bread in Porlock itself then take a hike up Selworthy beacon for coastal views you will never forget. Visit the clutch of olde-worlde pubs in Porlock.
Stay overnight at one of the charming hotels in Porlock or Porlock Weir.