How to get to Exmoor
Major rail stations:
Taunton and Tiverton Parkway
Local rail stations:
- The Tarka Line - Exeter to Barnstaple, linked by buses to Exmoor.
- West Somerset Railway - a heritage railway line that runs steam trains from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead.
- Lyton and Barnstaple Railway - narrow guage railaway from Woody Bay Station near Lynmouth
National Express Coaches call at Tiverton, Minehead, Barnstaple and Taunton from all over the UK. Connecting local bus services are available for your onward journey into the National Park.
- Explore Moor - local buses, trains, places to go by bus and a range of free downloadable car-free walk guides
- www.travelinesw.com - timetable information for all local bus services
0871 200 22 33
- Coastal bus 300 - an open-top bus service between Minehead and Ilfracombe - great views from the edge of Exmoor! Operated by www.quantockmotorservices.co.uk
- Sustrans - West Country Way - A 259-mile route from Padstow, through Exmoor, to Bristol or Bath.
- Active Exmoor - A circular 60 mile Tour of Britain route, with suggested accommodation
- Tarka Trail - 30 mile trail between Braunton and Meeth, along old railway lines
- www.exmoorcyclehire.co.uk - Exmoor Cycle Hire, Minehead
01643 705 307
- www.pompyscycles.co.uk - Pompys Cycles, Minehead
- www.southwestcycletours.co.uk - South West Cycle Tours, Porlock
- Coleridge Way - A 36-mile trail through the Quantock Hills, Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired the poet Coleridge.
- South West Coast Path - The 630-mile South West Coast Path starts at Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park and finishes at Poole Harbour in Dorset. Luggage transfer available.
- Luggage transfers - Baggage transfer along the whole South West Coast Path
- The Two Moors Way - A 102-mile waymarked long-distance walk from Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor to Lynmouth, Exmoor.
- Exe Valley Way - 45 mile trail from the Exe Estuary on to Exmoor.
- For more car-free walks see www.exploremoor.co.uk/car-free
Exmoor's three major rivers, the Barle, Exe and Lyn and two large lakes, Wimbleball and Wistlandpound, provide opportunities for fishing, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and rowing.
- Exmoor rivers and lakes - locations and boating providers across Exmoor
- Paddle steamer on the Bristol Channel - The Waverley sails from Minehead and Ilfracombe to Lundy Island, Swansea and South Wales
- Exmoor transport guide - timetables and public transport information across Exmoor National Park