Walking on Exmoor (cycling, biking and horse riding too)

If you love walking and cycling, you'll love Exmoor; there's a fantastic choice of walks and cycle rides. At Exmoor House we welcome walkers and cyclists. Our accommodation is walker friendly and cyclist friendly, with facilities like a drying room, bicycle storage and details of local transport. In the guest sitting room you will find books and maps that you're welcome to borrow during your stay. There's a folder of useful information too, which includes details of things to do if it rains or you don't feel like walking. Exmoor House specialises in breaks that include dinner as well as bed and breakfast - perfect if you just want to take it easy after an active day (and enjoy some wine or a drink or two from the bar). You can also order a delicious picnic lunch to keep you going while you're out and about.

Exmoor has it all: moors, hills, forests, secret valleys and the coast, all within easy reach. The Coleridge Way passes through Wheddon Cross village, just a few yards from Exmoor House. Book a night (or two!) dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation here while you're walking the Coleridge Way; or why not base yourselves at Exmoor House for the whole walk, so you don't have to keep packing and unpacking?

Other Exmoor walks from Wheddon Cross include to Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor's highest point (about three miles away as the crow flies), or towards the Brendon Hills, and woodland walks taking in Snowdrop Valley. Horner Woods and Webbers Post are only a few miles from Exmoor House, and there is good coastal walking near Minehead, Porlock Weir, Bossington and Selworthy, with some excellent views of the Somerset and Devon coastline. Flatter walks? Try Wimbleball Lake (it's about 9 miles all the way round) or Clatworthy Reservoir (shorter at 5 miles).

Cycling on Exmoor
Cyclists
will find good challenging rides on Exmoor, both on and off road: just right to work up an appetite for dinner. The Exmoor Cycle Route follows 2007's Tour of Britain route through the National Park and passes through Wheddon Cross. If you're doing a one-way rather than a circular cycle ride, you could book the Moor Rover bus to bring you and your bicycle back to Exmoor House. You may have your own mountain bike but you can also hire cycles in Minehead. Annual cycling events include the Exmoor Explorer, Exmoor Beast and Exmoor Beauty. And if you are competing in Ironman 70.3 UK, why not put in some practice here beforehand?

Biking on Exmoor
Somerset and North Devon offer wonderful country for exploring by motorbike, and we offer biker friendly accommodation and facilities (e.g. a place to hang wet outdoor gear, plenty of parking, somewhere to wash your bike).

Horse riding on Exmoor
There is a good network of bridleways across Exmoor, including the Coleridge Bridleway, as well as a number of stables that can arrange rides for all ages and abilities. With several stabling and livery facilities near Wheddon Cross, you could bring your horse on holiday too.

Summer on Exmoor

July, August and September are the season of festivals and fairs, so if you're visiting Exmoor in the next couple of months, why not join in the festivities? Visit our events page for some ideas.

But if it's peace and tranquillity you're after, then Exmoor National Park has that in abundance, too.

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Exmoor House
Wheddon Cross
Exmoor National Park
Somerset TA24 7DU

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