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.
Discovery Tours of Exmoor
Take a fascinating tour of Exmoor in Harold, a Morris 12/4 Series 3 first registered in 1939. Used during the Second World War as a civil service vehicle in Huddersfield, after the war being placed in a museum where it stayed for 20 years before having an overhaul and returning to the road. During your tour you may see and experience the beautiful Exmoor scenery, the change of weather systems on Exmoor, the more secretive parts of Exmoor, villages, historic buildings, hear the history of the Moor, possibly see particular wildlife, (the Exmoor sheep, red deer, Exmoor ponies, highland cattle).
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.
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.
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. We are now continuing with the proud tradition of oyster farming going back more than 100 years. Why not come and visit us at our fishery, see what we do and try our beautiful Pacific oysters.
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.
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.