The Jewel in Exmoor's Crown
Take One with Somerset Schools
The Visitor Centre is hosting a display of children’s artwork from a Somerset-wide project with schools inspired by 'Oyster Dredgers at Porlock Weir' painted by Charles Napier Hemy in 1890. Inspiration has come from the painting, which hangs in Taunton Museum, Porlock’
Accommodation on Exmoor cannot be found in more delightful surroundings than Porlock and Porlock Vale. Nestling at the foot of Porlock Hill at the western end of the Vale, Porlock is bounded to the north by its shingle ridge with breathtaking views over the Bristol Channel and to the south, by the rolling hills of the Exmoor National Park.
Holiday accommodation ranges from quaint, thatched Exmoor cottages and farmhouses offering bed and breakfast, to hotels and guesthouses offering the alternative of full or half board. Perhaps caravanning, camping or self-catering is your choice, but whatever you choose, you can be sure of a warm welcome in Porlock.
As a centre from which to walk or ride on Exmoor, Porlock is unsurpassed. Bring your mountain bike (or hire one) and cycle the trails of Exmoor. Shooting can be enjoyed close to the village, with regular shoots being organised by the National Trust and others. If you want to fish on your Exmoor Holiday, then Porlock can offer the choice of sea fishing from the Weir or alternatively the reservoirs and rivers of Exmoor are only a short and scenic drive away. As a golfer you can stay in Porlock and enjoy one of several courses on the edges of Exmoor, with the nearest being only 7 miles away.
Dream, Discover, Explore - A video about the Exmoor National Park