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Periton Park Court, Periton Road, Somerset, TA24 8SN. Tel: 01643 705970 Email: hols@peritonpark.co.uk
 
 
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Exmoor and the surrounding Area.

The 265 square miles of the Exmoor National Park offers what is considered to be some of the best walking cycling and riding in England with hundreds of miles of Paths Bridleways and forest tracks. The terrain is an interesting mixture of open moor land and woodland, picturesque river valleys and stunning seascapes. Wild life is in abundance, particularly the red deer which can often be spotted when riding from Periton. Exmoor ponies are regularly encountered when riding on North Hill or Dunkery. Exmoor is a well kept secret as far as tourism is concerned. Even in the high season the roads are quiet and the moor is peaceful. In the Hills behind Periton you can often roam for hours and meet only Red Deer and some of the 240 species of birds. The views are quite stunning. From Periton hill on a clear day to the north across the Bristol Channel you can see Wales, the Black Hills and Brecon Beacons. To the South you can see across the National Park.

North Hill Walkers on North Hill which is the hill west of Minehead and just north of Periton Park. This view is at the western end of the hill approached from the beautiful little village of Bossington. The car park in Bossington is free and has well tended conveniences. Thats Exmoor for you!
The picture opposite shows the bridleway running east towards the medieval village of Dunster with it's stunning castle, also some very inviting tea rooms restaurents and a splendid fudge shop. From Periton, it takes about 90 minutes to reach Dunster at a gentle pace.
Hopcott East
Snow at Perition Hill We don't often get snow as the climate in this part of Exmoor is favorably affected by the close proximity of the sea. However Christmas 2000 was an exception and the views were stunning. The view opposite is looking east from the top of Periton Hill.
The wild Exmoor Pony's can be seen in many areas of Exmoor. The breeds purity is carefully managed to ensure the true Exmoor pony is preserved. The picture opposite is of wild Exmoor ponies on Dunkery hill. Dunkery Beacon is the highest point on Exmoor (519 metres).
Exmoor ponys
Lundy ferry Why not take the opportunity of visiting Lundy on either the SS Balmoral or the only sea going paddle sea still operating the Waverly (red funnels). visit www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk for the sailing programme
Lundy can also be visited on the Oldenburg sailing from Ilfracombe or Bideford depending on tides.
Lundy ferry