If wheels are your thing, then Exmoor has some of the most varied cycle trails in the country. Cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the steep climbs and heart stopping downhill's, set amid the most spectacular scenery.
We offer bikes for rental at Millers! Please contact for more details.
Home to some of the most spectacular shoots in the country, Exmoor's drastically sharp landscape and open moorland is the perfect recipe for some very good sport. Whether it is at partridge, pheasant or clays you are aiming at, you are guaranteed an unforgettable day.
Walking and Hiking
With over 600 miles of rights of way, you are spoilt for choice; coastal paths, walks across wild open moorland, strolls along hidden valley bottoms, alongside burbling streams and rushing rivers, or imagine yourself walking back in history by exploring the country of Lorna Doone.
Bossington to Selworthy - round trip
Porlock Weir to Culbone Church - round trip
Not many people expect to find a surf break on Exmoor but when the tides are right, there are some hidden gems to be ridden, including the beach just on our doorstep.
A combination of beautiful scenery and clean fresh air makes fishing the rivers and streams on Exmoor an unchallengeable delight. Excellent sea fishing is also available for free (except for lost tackle!) along much of the coast with catches of bass, cod, whiting, conger and skate all reported. Joining an escorted boat fishing trip can be a more reliable way to catch sea fish and there are many trips to choose from at very reasonable prices.
Hunting on Exmoor has been taking place for hundreds of years, and is an integral part of its way of life. An incredible way to experience the dramatically beautiful countryside, whilst being spoilt for choice of who to follow, as there are three working Staghound packs, and six working Foxhound packs.
Hunting – Minehead harriers Hunt Club
A ride on Exmoor may travel over the spectacular heather clad moorland, through ancient oak woodlands, along tumbling river valleys or through some of Exmoor's unique farmland. You will get closer to nature and are more likely to see the Exmoor's wildlife when riding on a horse, such as the red deer, and Exmoor ponies. If you’re really lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the Exmoor beast!
PORLOCK SANTA FESTIVAL- 30TH NOVEMBER 2014
Saturday 30th November - Sunday 1st December
Shops open throughout the weekend for our new Christmas Shopping Weekend.
Saturday 30th November 4pm to 8pm
Rotary Club with Santa and Sleigh
West Somerset Brass Band
12 foot Elves
Toffee Apples from Wassailers
Seven Drummers Drumming
Musical Entertainment with Bill Ells & Friends
at the Old Car Museum
DUNSTER BY CANDLELIGHT 6TH DECEMBER 2014
Dunster by Candlelight is paid for by the Traders of Dunster in aid of St Margaret's Hospice here in Somerset. As well as Street collections every £1 from the sale of the programmes goes to the Hospice.
Dunster by Candlelight takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday in December which this year is the 6th and 7th December, when this remarkably preserved medieval village turns its back on the present and lights its streets with candles. Collections are made in aid of St Margaret's Hospice.
To mark the beginning of the festival on Friday at 5.30pm, there is the Lantern Lighting Procession.The procession starts on the Steep and continues through the village until all the lanterns in the streets have been lit. The procession of children and their families is accompanied by colourful (and tall!) Stiltwalkers in fantastic costumes who put up the lanterns.
During both evenings there are a variety of street entertainers who include Carol Singers, Morris Dancers, Hand Bell Ringers, a large Fairground Organ and Choirs in the Parish Church. The atmosphere is both traditional and exciting, truly an event for all ages.
Dunster by Candlelight was founded in 1986 by Hannah Bradshaw and the Dunster Traders Association that was also re-instated that year. The Traders Association was disbanded several years later and a Candlelight Committee was formed. This Committee now runs Candlelight on behalf of the Traders of Dunster.
TRADITIONAL LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING 14TH DECEMBER 2014
Saturday evening-Village shops and other amenities open.
6.00pm St Dubricius School Carols
6.30pm Carol Singing by the Village Tree
Musical Entertainment with Bill Ells & Friends at the Old Car Museum
Walking Carol Singers
West Somerset Morris Dancers
Porlock Panto players
Jack Frost & Snow Queen lluminated Stilt Walkers
Traders providing food and drink