Exford village, Somerset
Exford is a pretty rural village in the heart of the Exmoor National Park in West Somerset. It lies in the upper valley of the River Exe about 7 miles northwest of Dulverton and 10 miles southwest of Minehead. Exford lies on the B3224, one of the main routes across Exmoor. It had a population of 510 in the 2001 Census.
The village is unusual these days in that it has retained its village green. The village is a centre for horseriding and the Devon and Somerset Staghounds have had their kennels here since 1875.
Exford is a great place to use as a base to walk the many footpaths and bridleways and is also popular with cyclists. One such walk is the circular route to the hamlet of Lyncombe, about a mile away. Other activities include hunting, shooting and fishing.
Above Exford lies the village church of St Mary Magdalene. It was formerly dedicated to St. Salvyn, an early Welsh Saint.
To the east of the village are the remains of the ancient hill fort / enclosures of Road Castle and Staddon Hill Camp, whilst to the west lies Cow Castle, an Iron Age hill fort above the River Barle.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: