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10 facts you probably didn’t know about Exmoor

When you come to such a wonderful destination as the Exmoor region, whether it be for a weekend or a whole week, you’ll probably find yourself staying in one of the lovely Exmoor holiday cottages on offer, (don’t forget there are dog-friendly cottages on offer too!) We thought that we’d give you a low-down on 10 top facts you probably didn’t know about Exmoor…. See how many you know!


1.   Did you know that Exmoor has the largest concentration of Red Deer in England ?

2.   It is a fact that Exmoor has the highest coastal cliffs in England. That’s 800ft/244m high!

3.   England's tallest tree lives on Exmoor…. Can you find it?

4.   There are over 1000 different flowering plants and grasses.

5.   You’ll be pleased to know that there are more than 750 miles of way marked "Rights Of Way".

6.   Exmoor has 69,280 hectares or 267 sq. miles of picturesque undulating countryside waiting to be explored
     by new visitors.

7.   The man who was responsible for writing the famous children’s book ‘Tarka the Otter’, Henry Williamson,
      once lived on Exmoor.

8.   Exmoor is home to the longest stretch of naturally wooded coastline in the whole of the British Isles.

9.   The start of the South West Coast Path is in Minehead & it's Britain's longest national trail. It extends all
      along the Exmoor coast. In total, a  whopping 34 miles!

10.  Exmoor covers not one, but two Counties. Devon (29%) and Somerset (71%)

 
 
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