The Exmoor Beast – of the 2 wheeled variety!

  The Beast of Exmoor Returns!!! Not Really! Well this one does, in reality, but on two wheels. The annual Exmoor Beast bike ride took place on Sunday 7th October with The Exmoor White Horse Inn used as a feeder station. The Exmoor Beast started more than a decade ago which makes it one of the original tough sportives; and certainly the oldest sportive ride in Exmoor. It was a very tough bike ride back then and the weather made it even tougher in those early years. It continues to be tough – it’s a Beast!! This year’s routes was exciting and even more challenging than recent years. It was more »

Christmas on Exmoor

Staying at home this Christmas?  On your own?   It’s not much fun, even if your with your loved ones, having to do all of those jobs that are related to Christmas. Well you could change all that and join us here on Exmoor for a truly wonderful and memorable Christmas, as many others have done over the past thirty years that Peter and Linda have been welcoming guests to their wonderful old 16th century Inn. From the moment you arrive to be greeted by the warmth of the roaring logs burners in both the Bar and Lounge – especially welcoming if it’s bitterly cold, to the participating in our more »

Exmoor Red Deer Rut

  Red Deer Rut on Exmoor Whilst the temperature still remains mild and warm, the increase in precipitation reminds us that Autumn is indeed upon us or fast approaching. To further more enhance this notion, nature has a wonderful way of reminding us of how the seasons change and in particular how animal behaviour plays its role. Exmoor is famously known for its fine herd of Red Deer which roam freely across its land, or is it! For those who frequent this glorious national park it is, but for many who don’t, it is presumed that the big red deer herd’s reside in Scotland, which indeed they do, but here more »

Afternoon Tea on Exmoor

Traditional Afternoon Tea “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry James For the past thirty years we have served our famous Exmoor Cream Teas to travellers, walkers, hotel guests and anyone popping by, either beside the tranquil River Exe on a lovely sunny afternoon in our beer garden, or in our elegant warm dining room. So, still continuing in this fashion, this summer we have added our Exmoor Afternoon Tea to our range of food and beverages. Served between 3pm and 5pm daily, throughout the summer, we offering this sumptuous Traditional Afternoon Tea which includes: A selection of freshly more »

A Weekend to Remember

Astrophotography on Exmoor Back in 2011 Exmoor National Park was designated Europe’s first Dark Sky Reserve, an accolade thoroughly deserved for all those within the National Park who had painstakingly campaigned to achieve this status. Now almost every national park or area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) can apply for one, but we are so proud that Exmoor took up the mantel and became the first. The advantage that Exmoor has over many other places is the lack of light pollution, a must for viewing the stars and constellations observed from many a destination from within the core zone area of this Dark Sky Reserve. Fast forward to 2018 and more »