Camping in Exmoor
Campsites in ExmoorGreat for families, walkers and star gazers - Exmoor covers 257 square miles of picturesque scenery and 34 miles of stunning coastline. Discover our Exmoor campsites here.
More about camping in Exmoor
Exmoor National Park is home to ancient herds of horned sheep, Exmoor ponies and wild red deer who roam its fields.
Great for camping around Devon and Somerset, Exmoor National Park covers 267 square miles with plenty of waymarked paths. The emerald green meadows, wooded combes and crumbling cliffs are accompanied with some of the darkest skies in the country. Great places for star gazing include Holdstone Hill, County Gate and Webbers Post.
The parks 34 miles of coastline stretches from Lynton and Lynmouth in the west, all the way to the family fun resort of Minehead in the east. For campers who enjoy a spot of walking, part of the 180 mile Tarka Trail is in the park, join at Coombe Martin and walk to Lynton on The Ridgeway National Trail.
Things to do in Exmoor
Enjoy a delightful woodland walk from Lynton Club campsite through the Valley of Rocks to the genteel Victorian resort of Lynton and ride on its amazing water-operated railway. Hop in your car and experience the famous ’21 mile drive’ – a wonderful figure of eight scenic tour of Lynton, Lynmouth, Lyn Valley and Heritage Coast taking in winding lanes, clifftops and passing through beautiful little hamlets.
Exmoor boasts five towns with Walkers are Welcome status - Ilfracombe (on the western edge of Exmoor), Lynton, Porlock, Dunster and Wiveliscombe (on the eastern edge of Exmoor), so you can be sure all footpaths in these areas will be well maintained. There are many designated cycle routes on Exmoor, including coastal trails too.
Surfers should head to Lymouth Bay, where the surf is reported to be good at all times.
Places to visit
Head east of Lynton Club campsite to Watersmeet, one of Britain's deepest river gorges, where the valleys of the East Lyn and Hoar Oak Water join. As well as 2,000 acres of woodland valley to explore, enjoy a cream tea at Watersmeet House. This former fishing lodge is now a National Trust shop, tearoom and information point. Glen Lyn Gorge south of Lynton is worth a visit with its mix of waterfalls, pools and water power exhibition. The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway is a restoration project of the picturesque narrow gauge at Woody Bay Station where one mile of track has been re-instated.