Coasteering at Porlock Weir
Fantastic Exmoor Walks
Cycling over Exmoor
Porlock Bay surfers
ENJOY EXMOOR’S GREAT OUTDOORS
There are so many things to do in Porlock Vale, whether you want an active holiday or a relaxing break. Walking on Exmoor offers gentle walks through the heather clad moors or dramatic coastal walks. Mountain biking on Exmoor offers some of the best trails, with its hilly climbs and steep descents. A vast network of bridleways across Exmoor offer riders superb horse riding while thrill seekers can try kayaking, paddle boarding, coasteering, mountain climbing or abseiling. Photographers can capture stunning wildlife including Exmoor ponies, red deer and Highland cattle, while landscape photographers will be blown away by the Exmoor scenery.
The Vale is a fantastic destination for cyclists who come to enjoy mountain biking across diverse terrain backed by stunning scenery. Exmoor is known for its challenging off-road landscape thanks to its network of bridleways, lanes and permitted tracks.
Porlock Vale is a popular walking destination thanks to its varied terrain and landscape. It is the perfect location for anyone who wants to explore the many walks across Exmoor including: the Two Moors Way, the South West Coast Path and The Coleridge Way. Find out more at Visit Exmoor.
One of the best ways to experience Exmoor is on horse back. There are many riding stables in Porlock Vale, some of which can provide stabling if you wish to bring your own horse. A vast network of bridleways offer a fantastic experience for riders of all levels and abilities.
With such a great landscape featuring vast stretches of moorland and swathes of coastline, there are many exciting activities to try across the Vale and on Exmoor. From coasteering, kayaking and surfing to mountain climbing, abseiling and archery, there’s something for everyone.
SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO IN PORLOCK VALE
Exmoor Adventures is an E-Bike Hire and Adventure Base, located at the picturesque Porlock Weir. We have been delivering adventurous activities since 2009, with a small team of friendly, qualified and knowledgeable instructors. We have over 50 Specialized E-bikes and Mountain Bikes, offering a bike hire service, as well as guided rides, uplift days, skills courses and private sessions. We offer Kayaking and Stand-up Paddleboarding sessions for adults and children. Our land based activities include Archery, Tree Climbing and Mountain Biking.
Exmoor Owl & Wildlife Sanctuary
Reconnect with nature and enjoy a fun and relaxing time in our tranquil and beautiful setting in Porlock Vale. Our Owl and Hawk Experiences offer everyone the enjoyment of our birds flying to your gloved hand as a short Taster Family Experience, or a Half Day Extravaganza. An amazing opportunity to experience such beautiful and magnificent owls up close and personal.
Burrowhayes Riding Stables
We organise escorted rides of mixed abilities in the glorious Horner Valley and on the open moorland of Dunkery, Ley Hill and Selworthy. So everyone can enjoy to the full the beauty of Exmoor with the added thrill of being on horseback.
At Exmoor Riding we offer barefoot horse riding for experienced teenagers and adult riders on our wonderful barefoot horses over Exmoor. Our horses are trained using natural horsemanship techniques and connect with your inner energy. Gentle Horse and Rider Workshops are also available where you can watch and engage with our horses with a trust-connection approach.
Greencombe, situated alongside the wooded slopes of Porlock overlooking the Bristol Channel, was started in 1946 by Horace Stroud. It is only a 3.5 acre strip, but full of beautiful and rare plants.
Porlock Bay Oysters
Porlock Bay Oysters are one of the unique tastes of Exmoor. Porlock Bay has top A classification for water quality from the Food Standards Agency. Find local outlets & restaurants serving oysters on our website.
Porlock Recreation Ground
Porlock has an outstanding recreation ground with great facilities including a children’s play area, two full sized football pitches, cricket area, floodlit tennis courts, bowling club and a pavillion.
Dovery Manor Museum
Dovery Manor dates from 1450 and was built on the site of a much earlier building. It contains a fine collection of photos of the infamous Porlock Hill, a map of historical sites, paintings, artefacts and much more.
West Somerset Rural Life Museum, Allerford
The Museum and Victorian School room lie in the pretty village of Allerford. The museum includes a facinating and extensive photographic archive of West Somerset.
Porlock Weir Charters
Porlock Weir Charters offers angling and coastal trips to see the unique and stunning coastline of Porlock Bay with trips to Lynmouth and beyond. An experienced and knowledgeable crew are available to share this wonderful coastline and their knowledge. Tailor made charters by arrangement.