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Coasteering at Porlock Weir

Fantastic Exmoor Walks

Cycling over Exmoor

Porlock Bay surfers


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.

Mountain Biking

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.

Horse Riding

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.

Adventurous Activities

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.


Exmoor Adventures

Exmoor Adventures provides a range of award winning outdoor activities including Coasteering, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Canoeing, and much more across North Devon, Minehead & West Somerset, Exmoor and the Quantock Hills.

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.

Exmoor Riding

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.

Discovery Safaris

On a Discovery Safari you will visit places of interest, take in the stunning Exmoor scenery and view the local wildlife. You will travel in a specially design Landrover Defender Series 3Tdi with full AC and forward facing seats for the best views possible.

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.

Greencombe Gardens

Greencombe, situated alongside the wooden 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 Pedals

At Porlock Pedals we have a passion for cycling, visit us at our high street retail store in Porlock where we sell bikes, hire bikes and do repairs. We also have an online shop where we sell bikes and cycling accessories.

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.

Boatshed Museum

The Boatshed Museum is located in the wonderful little harbour of Porlock Weir. Derek Purvis, a local fisherman, photographer and local historian provides visitors with an eclectic collection of information and artefacts.

West Somerset Railway

Our heritage railway, a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway, is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage which our line preserves.