Things to Do



Gateway to Exmoor


Dunster -

Horse Riding,  is one of Exmoors wonderful outdoor experiences, you can bring your own horse or hire locally.  With 100’s of miles of bridle tracks to explore and see the wild open countryside, coastal paths with stunning scenery.  There is a 33 mile ride of the Coleridge Way taking in the Quantock Hills and Exmoor.  Active Exmmor
The Exmoor Golden Horseshoe endurance ride takes place in May every year. Centre of operations is a field 1mile N of Comers Gate, south of Exford. The event attracts riders from all over the UK and is classed as one of the toughest endurance riding venues in Europe.

The Exmoor National  Park is a large beautiful and peaceful area of wild countryside in the South West of England.

Exmoor National Park was designated in 1954 and covers 267 square miles.  Two thirds of the park is in Somerset and the landscape is described as 'semi-natural' as it has been influenced by human activity over thousands of years. The Park has a diverse range of habitats with wild upland moors, wooded valleys and farmland all  graced by the wild Exmoor Ponies and its famous Red Deer. Village pubs supply a varied and wholesome range of foods many including local produce.

Walking   The coastline of Exmmor National Park has stunning views, coastal paths of varying degrees of difficulty for  walkers, Riders and Mountain bikers.  Minehead just 2 miles away from Dunster is the start of the great Southwest Coastal Path some 630 miles to Poole in Dorset.  There are long sandy beaches, coves and inlets for relaxing on or points to do a little sea fishing from the beach or by boat.

Explore the coast line on the longest Stream train track in the SW. Check out the events at West Somerset Railway, stopping at villages on route from the sea.

Minehead Start of the WS  Costal Path

Dunster Archery Competition

Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club

Mountain Biking on Exmoor


Exmoor Coastline

Exmoor Safaris

Explore the inspiring landscapes and encounter the wonderful wildlife in the comfort of a 4x4 ,enjoy the views of an Exmoor safari with one of the experienced guides who cover the wilds of Exmoor and discover the Red Deer and Exmoor Ponies in the own environment.


Visit the friendly and ever welcoming Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club. and play throughout the year on this links/parkland course.  Club hire, lessons and meals always available.

Exmoor Dark Skies

A view of the stars is a view of our natural heritage and a spectacular quality of Exmoor’s night time landscape. Dark night skies are a declining resource, threatened by development and the effects of intrusive artificial lighting. To help protect Exmoor’s natural environment the National Park Authority aims to achieve International Dark Sky Reserve status, an award administered by the International Dark Skies Association.

Camping on Exmoor Check out this link.....

Camping on Exmoor

Wild Exmoor Ponies

Minehead Beach

Minehead Raft Race Music
“Postcards from the Seaside”