Places to Visit near Moorlands B&B Hotel, Exmoor
THE NORTH DEVON AREA
A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce. North Devon stretches from Barnstaple to Lynton, and inland to South Molton. There are miles of sandy beaches and high dunes at Braunton Burrows, a UNESCO Biosphere. There are sandy beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde which are ideal for families and have some of the best surfing in the UK. The north coast is characterised by high cliffs with stunning views and steep valleys leading to small coves (for example at Lee Bay, Heddon’s Mouth, Woody Bay and Lee Abbey). There are working harbours at Watermouth Cove and Ilfracombe.
EXMOOR AND THE LOCAL AREA
On Exmoor, it is still possible to find tranquillity and peace as well as rediscover your sense of adventure; to catch a glimpse of wild red deer, be amazed by dark skies full of stars, and explore villages full of character. Exmoor National Park encompasses part of North Devon and a large part of Somerset. Only four miles from Moorlands Hotel there is a unique water-powered cliff railway between the twin towns of Lynmouth and Lynton, and the surrounding area is extremely popular with walkers including walks along a deep gorge at Watersmeet and around the spectacular Valley of the Rocks. There is spectacular countryside, from wide sandy beaches in the west, to tall cliffs and secret coves in the north. Inland there are undulating fields criss-crossed by hedgerows in the valleys, and open moorland purple with heather on the hilltops.
A short drive from Moorlands are the award-winning beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton Sands, Croyde and Bude for those who prefer the sun, sea, sand and surf.