Exmoor, located in Somerset, is situated in the south western portion of the region. The national park extends along the northern coast of Devon and the western area of Somerset. It was actually one of the first British National Parks to be established, which occurred in 1954. The park takes its name from the main river, the River Exe, which is sourced near Simonsbath in Somerset. The park covers more than 260 square miles, most of which is moorland and open heath. The highest point in the park is Dunkery Beacon, which reaches 1,704 feet. There are 34 miles of rather dramatic coastline which also include some of the highest sea cliffs in the entire country contained within the park. Visitors can access them via the South West Coast Path.
The English town of Exmoor has been an inspiration for poets and other literary geniuses for many years. There are many classic novels that have taken the mysterious and inspiring setting of the town in to their stories.
The most striking attraction of the town is its wildlife, which is truly preserved by the local administration. You can find exceptional lovely animals in the majestic surrounding. At a good day you may encounter exotic birds along with the red deer. This has inspired people before and still inspires thousands of tourists each year. Exmoor National Park is not only a place to visit but people come here to explore and discover. The park offers unique experience for each visitor and everyone finds a place of interest in the vast territory of the park.
People who are interested in the pre-historic evidence of pagans can visit the stone circles on Exmoor. The whole setting is stunning in a manner that it extols the human imagination to a level that can't be achieved through books and academic circles. The natives have developed the skill of storytelling about these stones but authentic archeological work has been done to provide the scientific evidence for their authenticity. This place is considered to be the most beautiful landmarks of the town.
One can also take pleasure in the largest inland water reservoir of Exmoor, the Wimbleball Lake. Many tourists try to discover the area by feet. There are interesting shops that sell local souvenirs.