Local Activities

The Sea
The sea is dangerous, check locally for suitable times and places for bathing. The coast between Minehead and
Hurlestone Point must be avoided because of loose rocks on the cliff faces and treacherous currents in the sea.
Contact the Porlock Visitor Centre in the Old School for tide times and any other local information - 01643 863150
web site www.porlock.co.uk

Boating and Fishing
Available at Porlock Weir, Minehead and Watchet.

Exmoor Adventures
Established in 2009, Exmoor Adventures are the areas leading outdoor specialists for a range of adventurous activities and courses within the Exmoor National Park, the Quantocks and the South West. See their web site for full details of activities offered.


Water Activities (including fishing)
Available at Wimbleball Lake (Grid Ref SS965306). The Outdoor + Active Centre is open for tuition in various watersports
activities including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing. Visitors can also launch their own craft or hire from the

Wimbleball is also a premier trout fishery offering angling from the banks and boats. There are often tuition days for beginners and improvers, and further details are posted on our fishing pages. Permits are available on site and boats can be booked in advance.


Horse Riding
Available by prior booking at Horner Farm (01643 862456) and sometimes available at Burrowhayes Caravan Park
(01643 862463)

Tropiquaria, Washford.
A zoo has been run from this site since the early 1990s and the current owners took over in 2007. Since then, efforts
have been made to develop a slightly more African theme to the tropical hall and aquarium. As well as the animal
displays, they have a number of other attractions based there. Including a Radio Museum, the Shadowstring Puppet
Theatre, and a range of indoor and outdoor children’s play areas.


Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, West Lynch Farm, Allerford.
A unique collection of owls, birds of prey and animals in their Visitor Attraction plus outdoor activities where you can
participate in full or half day bird of prey experiences, owl experiences and excellent horse-riding over Exmoor.


Surfing, Croyde Bay, North Devon.
Surfing lessons and equipment hire.
Surfing Croyde Bay, Hobbs Hill, Croyde, North Devon Tel: 01271 891200

Exmoor Zoological Park
Exotic and rare animals and birds can be seen at the zoo.They are all displayed in natural surroundings which helps
them relax and helps visitors to see them as close as possible.
South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Near Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4SG  Tel: 01598 763352 http://www.exmoorzoo.co.uk

West Somerset Railway
Steam trains on the old Great Western line from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. They can offer station tours, museum
tours and talks and behind the scenes visits to our engine sheds.