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Community Supporters

Our community supporters help us in our work to promote and protect the unique qualities of Exmoor. Many of them operate within Exmoor National Park and contribute in helping the area thrive both economically and socially. Please support them in turn, if you are able, and remember to mention the Exmoor Society when you do!

A May’s Farm

A May’s Farm officially came into being in late 2021 when we bought our own farm, but really it has been developing for as long as we have been on Exmoor together. We are Alex and Anne May and we’re proud to share our little part of Exmoor and what we grow on it with you. We farm beef cattle, sheep and native breed pigs on rotational grazing systems. Homegrown marbled and tender beef, grass fed lamb and native breed pork We farm Slattenslade Farm in Woody Bay with Alex’s father and we own Silkenworthy Farm near Blackmoor Gate, a very exciting purchase for us in 2021. Alex also manages two farms, Aclands and Chapman Barrows, for a family firm.

Anstey Mills Cottages

Anstey Mills Cottages are set in the peaceful & tranquil countryside right on the North Devon / Somerset and Exmoor border. Nature pure – away from it all – down a private lane on a non-working farm. Two spacious, well equipped cottages for family, friends & dogs. Let our cottages charm you, the whirlpool or log burner warm you; find comfort, peace and quiet in this remote and beautiful place. Ideally situated for both coasts.

Ball Cottage, Winsford, Exmoor National Park

Beautiful 17th century holiday cottage in the picturesque village of Winsford. Well-equipped and full of character, Ball Cottage is perfect for a relaxing holiday away from it all. The River Exe runs through the garden and there are fabulous walks from your door. Sleeps four adults and two children.


Campsites.co.uk make it easy to find and book great camping, glamping and touring breaks. The website lists 40+ sites in and around Exmoor, with something for everyone.

Devon CPRE

Devon CPRE is an independent local charity that fights to prevent poor planning and bad policies destroying the rural landscapes that are Devon’s unique heritage. We offer professional planning expertise and a wealth of experience to help our members fight inappropriate development throughout the county. We’re funded solely by members’ subscriptions, donations and legacies. Please join us. Please support us. Your countryside needs you.

Dixonsmith LLP

Taylor made, independent advice and support for your Land, Estate or Property. We offer a professional and personal approach whilst providing a wealth of knowledge and expertise in all areas of rural Land and Estate Management. Our reputation has been built through long term relationships with clients and the rural professional community within the South West.

Ele Davidson Painter & Decorator

My name is Ele and I’m a painter decorator. I will visit and offer a free quote. I’m honest, clean and tidy. I do private rather than site work. All sizes of work taken on; bathroom ceiling to full house internal and external. I have Public Liability insurance. Take a look at my photos to see my work. If you’d like to have a chat first then give me a call; I’d be very pleased to hear from you on 07775 600298.

Exmoor Ales

Founded in 1979 on the edge of Exmoor in Wiveliscombe, Exmoor Ales was one of the pioneer ‘Micro Breweries’ to stand against the onslaught of keg ale flooding the market from the big brewers. Concentrating on crafting ales of character and flavour, we gained a following, helping lead to the cask ale revival of the early eighties. Cask and bottled beers from the West Country. Enjoy in pubs or order online for delivery to your door.

Exmoor Baskets & Hurdles

With over 27 years experience in producing the finest quality traditional willow baskets and hurdles. Exmoor Baskets and Hurdles produces a full range of traditional Somerset willow baskets. Our baskets are strong and fuctional. Our normal selection includes shopping baskets, flower baskets, log baskets, picnic items, a brolly basket and a wheeled shopper. Standard baskets normally in stock for immediate delivery or collection. My willow hurdles are hand made using strong weavers and uprights. All our hurdles and trellises can be made to the size you require. To order these or other items not listed, please contact Paul on 01398 323391 or 07980759099

Exmoor Hill Farming Network CIC

The Exmoor Hill Farming Network was established in 2014, as a successor to the Exmoor Hill Farming Project (2009-2013), to improve the viability and sustainability of Exmoor farming businesses through knowledge-transfer, peer-group support, training, and co-operation to safeguard upland farming, rural employment and landscape management. Following a review of governance in 2019, the Network Steering Group established the Exmoor Hill Farming Network Community Interest Company (Company No. 12151981) which took over the running of the Network from North Devon + in February 2020. Our Vision for the Network is to provide the Go-to-Hub for Exmoor’s farming community, providing information, skills, support and inspiration. We will be: Economically Engaged: assisting prosperous and forward-thinking businesses; Healthy and Harmonious: facilitating a proper sense of well-being and succession in the Exmoor Farming Community; Farming Friendly: giving a voice for the Farming Community within landscape and countryside policy-making; and Nature Nurturing: promoting sustainably managed, attractive and nature-rich farmed landscapes Change.

Exmoor Magazine

Exmoor Magazine (est. 1997) is for all who love Exmoor and the Quantocks. Each issue of this independent, quarterly magazine boasts around 200 images by local photographers and a wide range of in-depth features. The publication is sold in local shops, Co-ops, Waitrose and M&S, as well as by subscription.

Exmoor Natural History Society

The aim of the society is to promote and advance the education of the public in natural history and its conservation and to record the flora and fauna of Exmoor and the Minehead area. Membership is £7 per year. Members receive the society’s magazine, the Exmoor Naturalist, twice yearly. It also includes summer and winter walks and talks and the opportunity to assist with the recording and conversing Exmoor’s wonderful wildlife.

Fortescue Farm Partnership

Fortescue Farm Partnership is responsible for day to day running of the farm and property management across the Castle Hill Estate. Castle Hill is an enchanting landscape set against the beautiful 18th century Palladian house. Explore scented pathways and majestic woodland. This is a garden for all seasons.


In Egyptian mythology, Isis is often depicted holding the Ankh, the symbol of eternal life. She also symbolises new beginnings. Isis was a powerful and magical healer, gifted with the ability to cure mind, body and spirit. This is the concept of ISiS Wellbeing: Cure and balance mind, body and spirit in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with massages, waxings, eye treatments, manicures, pedicures, facial skin care with high quality Dermalogica® products and electrolysis.

Jonathan Rhind Architects Ltd

Specialists in historic buildings conservation and re-use, and new innovative, high-quality projects, often for difficult or controversial site throughout the southwest. Past projects include ruined castles, cob cottages, highly decorated churches, and medieval and Georgian houses.

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The famous Lynton and Lynmouth Victorian Cliff Railway opened in 1890 and is the highest and the steepest totally water-powered railway in the world! This historic attraction is one of just three water-powered funiculars in the world and was recently voted the UK’s best Cliff Railway and was silver winner of Devon’s Large Attraction of the Year 2020. The Cliff Railway connects the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth providing stunning coastal views and a Cliff Top Café.

Melody Art

Gallery and Studio, based in Porlock. Paintings by Artist Melody Hawtin BA Hons, original paintings in oil on canvas, fine art Giclee prints of a selection available. Photographs by David Hawtin. Holiday home to let.

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

Museums are learning resources that provide inspiration, information, unique experiences – and entertain! They can support the delivery of a wide range of national curriculum subjects including specialist knowledge for the history curriculum, inspiration for art and drama, opportunities to improve English skills and make an important contribution to the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum. There’s something for everyone in Devon’s museums and galleries, from steam trains to shipwrecks, farming to factories, boats to battles and local history to lace. Find out what’s going on at museum or gallery near you; family fun days, talks and lectures, exhibitions, events and activities or look up the latest news from Devon museums. Planning a school trip? The learning section will help you discover the wide variety of exciting visits, resources and services available in Devon’s museums and galleries.

Nethergill Associates

Nethergill Associates is a North Devon, farm-based Business Management Consultancy. We have developed an entirely new and unique approach to farm management, where your farm business becomes more profitable and nature will be at its optimum. We have called this concept the Maximum Sustainable Output, MSO or Sweet Spot.

Nettlecombe Court Field Study Centre

Field Studies Council Nettlecombe Court lies in a secluded valley at the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park. The house is a striking example of a Tudor and Georgian country mansion set within its own grounds. The grounds are made up of heritage parkland, ancient woodland containing many veteran oak trees as well as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of its lichen communities. Nettlecombe Court has excellent access to the Somerset coast as well as Exmoor National Park and The Quantocks Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Paul Hardy Antiques

A selection of antiques, interiors, garden and decorative items for sale from Exmoor based Paul Hardy Antiques. I buy and sell antiques from my shop in Dulverton and online.

Pipers Farm

Founded in 1989, Pipers Farm is a destination for meat that is produced sustainably and in harmony with nature. We create links between ethical producers who we know and trust, and with you, our customers. Our ethics and values are deep-rooted to the core of our business. We passionately believe in producing wholesome natural food that has been grown with respect for nature. Our principles have not changed for 30 years and you can rest assured that we will continue to produce food that you can trust completely. Peter Greig, founder of Pipers Farm.Our mission is based on these deep-rooted beliefs… Pipers Farm is focused entirely on preserving our countryside and supporting small-scale family farms; finding a way to allow them to thrive without having to grow or become increasingly industrialised in their operation. By focusing on each individual farm and the opportunities their land presents, we are able to support these businesses in diversifying their operations and provide a guaranteed and simple route to market. It’s proof that when it comes to farming, big isn’t necessarily better.

Porlock Visitor Centre

Every visit to Porlock should start and end at the Visitor Centre! To start, we help with information about places to visit, where to eat, what’s on, the best walks, views and trips. To end, we have a wonderful range of locally-sourced gifts for those not lucky enough to come with you!

Rothwell & Dunworth

We are traditional antiquarian booksellers based on the edge of Exmoor in Somerset. Our well-known shop is open 7 days a week from 10.30 to 17.15 and we welcome buyers and browsers. We are always interested in purchasing single items or larger collections of books. We are one of the few booksellers who still regularly visit all parts of the UK and overseas and purchase from large or small collections, private individuals and institutions. We offer extremely competitive prices for suitable books, which compare favourably against prices achieved at auction where up to 40% of the proceeds of sale is taken by the auctioneers, and pay usually when we visit you. We also offer a valuation service for probate, insurance and other purposes.

Rupert White Interiors

Rupert White Interiors was started when Rupert moved back to Devon from London in 2010. Rupert now works from his home office in Bampton and can help you with any aspect of interior design. From fledgling beginnings Rupert is now involved in some large scale renovations but still very much enjoys working with his clients on smaller projects. Rupert is prepared to travel all over the country. To date he has had commissions from Cornwall to Kent, East Anglia, and of course, London. Rupert tells clients that renovating a house is meant to be fun and maintains that each house is different and needs to feel like a home for the client, not him!

S.Martin and Son

Whether you need a cooker for your kitchen or require a replacement boiler for your home, A & S Martin & Son is your first choice oil specialist company in Devon. We can provide you with high-quality cookers, stoves and boilers for your home. When you buy any appliance from us, we ensure excellent post-sale customer services. We offer a variety of cookers, stoves, oil tanks and boilers at affordable prices. We can supply you with new and reconditioned range cookers and have in stock many spare parts. We are based in Barnstaple, Devon and serve customers throughout the South West. Get in touch with us today for oil tank installations and more on 01271 860138.

Seven Fables

Seven Fables, originally known as Number Seven Dulverton, evolved from a shared passion for art, storytelling and the changing seasons. Since opening in 2002 we have gained a reputation for selling a carefully curated collection of British craft including ceramics, jewellery, stained glass, prints and paintings. Our bookshelves offer new publications alongside classic fiction, and we are known for our extensive collection of nature writing. Customers also travel from far and wide for our range of art cards. We hold regular events and if you love reading and walking then our book club could be just what you are seeking.

Shearwell Data Ltd

We provide a complete livestock management system allowing farmers to collect and collate data to help them make better-informed business decisions. Shearwell Data itself is both a farming business and a family business – farmer-owned, based on Exmoor in Wheddon Cross, Somerset We started up in 1992 with a big idea, a huge drive and a small number of people manufacturing identification tags for livestock. Since then the company has grown consistently and rapidly, now incorporating livestock management programs, visual and EID tags and readers, software and handling systems. … AND NOW Today we have more than 100 people working with us and we are the market leader for cattle and sheep tags in the UK. But it doesn’t stop there: we supply worldwide and we have Shearwell companies in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America.

Simonsbath House Hotel

Set in the heart of Exmoor, this historic house offers comfortable hotel accommodation with wood-panelling and log fires, ten individually-decorated en-suite bedrooms, with stunning views of the Barle Valley, an excellent restaurant and three self-catering cottages. This is the ideal base from which to explore Exmoor.

Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society

Founded in 1849, it actively promotes the study of Local History, Archaeology, Natural History and Historic Buildings. SANHS runs a Programme of Events which includes talks, walks, lectures, and webinars. SANHS runs a programme of events which includes talks, walks, lectures and webinars.

South West Lakes Trust

South West Lakes Trust is the region’s largest combined environmental and recreational charity. It is dedicated to caring for reservoirs and their surrounding environments across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. The charity’s purpose is to protect these special places for both wildlife and people, providing varied opportunities for visitors to engage with and benefit from the natural environment.

Sykes Holiday Cottages

At Sykes, we offer our customers the ability to book a huge range of over 21,000 holiday cottages to rent across the UK and Ireland. Each one of the holiday cottages has been personally-inspected by a Sykes property expert and is priced fairly and affordably. The diverse selection of cottage holidays in the UK and Ireland means there is something for everyone, from pet-friendly cottages and large holiday homes to cottages with hot tubs, you’ll find it through Sykes. We use our 30-years’ experience to match our customers with their dream holiday cottage.

Tarr Farm Inn

Tarr Farm is a beautiful inn dating from the 1600s based in the heart of the Exmoor National Park right by the historic Tarr Steps on the River Barle. We’ve won numerous awards for our fantastic food. You can book a table in our cosy bar and feast on our hearty bar menu or enjoy our more formal restaurant with a full a la carte menu. If the weather is good, we have tables outside in our garden which overlooks Tarr Steps. Round it off with a stay in one of our comfortable rooms and take a seat for one of our delicious breakfasts in the morning. We are family friendly and also welcome your four legged friends too.

The Exmoor Forest Inn

The Exmoor Forest Inn is situation at the very heart of Exmoor – Simonsbath – a remote village, lying in a sheltered valley surrounded by imposing hills and extensive unspolit moorland. The Exmoor Forest Inn is all about the food. We are incredibly proud of the food that our team serve in the pub on the daily-changing menu. We believe it to be some of the most sustainable, local and delicious food on offer in any pub in the British Isles. It conveys a real sense of place – it is very representative of Exmoor, its climate; its seasons, its altitude, its farming, its animals and its coast. The Inn was fully refurbished in 2022 with ten double rooms and one family suite, all are individually and stylishly decorated, with everything needed for a really comfortable stay.

The Exmoor Pony Society

A registered Charity, the Exmoor Pony Society was created in 1921 by moorland farmers for the registration of pure-bred Exmoor ponies, the conservation of the breed and the preservation of the breed standard, thereby maintaining Exmoor’s heritage. The Society also promotes the ponies to the general public: attending events, holding shows and clinics and being a lead participant in the Exmoor Pony Festival. The Society has worked with the Exmoor National Park Authority and the Rare Breed Survival Trust for many years to ensure the future survival of the Exmoor Pony breed, which is included in the Rare Breed Survival Trust’s Watchlist in the category, Priority, The Exmoor Pony Society registers ponies on Exmoor and throughout the UK, Europe and North America

The Moorland Mousie Trust

The Moorland Mousie Trust exists to promote and protect all aspects of registered Exmoor ponies, on Exmoor, throughout the UK and abroad. We want to ensure the continued survival of free-living Exmoor pony herds on Exmoor, nationally and internationally. It is our belief that through engagement and education we can offer improved lives for all Exmoor ponies.

The Staghunters Inn

Idyllically set in the stunning valley at Brendon, on the edge of the wilds of Exmoor, The Staghunters Inn is the perfect location for exploring the breathtaking wonders of this area of outstanding natural beauty and the magnificent North Devon Coast. The family owned and run Staghunters Inn offers its guests comfortable and well appointed en-suite rooms, fine food, and an idyllic, peaceful location.

Tozers Solicitors LLP

We put our clients first. We’re Tozers, thoughtful legal partners for a changing world. Things have changed a lot since we were founded in 1785. Sure, we are still a law firm, but we now have over 180 colleagues in offices in Exeter, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth. We’ve adapted as the world we operate in has changed. But we are still here to help, providing advice for you, and for your business. We know every case is different, we know every client is different and as partners to you, we are always looking for ways to keep things moving forwards. In fact, we go out of our way to get to know you and understand what really matters to you. Whether you are pursuing an opportunity or dealing with a problem, our lawyers will develop a partnership with you, like no other you have experienced with a legal professional.

Webbers Estate Agents

Open 6 days a week, our Dulverton and Exmoor office is located in the heart of the beautiful market town in the county of Somerset. Contact our friendly team today to find out about available properties in Dulverton and the surrounding area. When it comes to handling the sale of exclusive country and coastal homes, our partnership with Fine & Country gives us direct access to some of the most prestigious properties for sale, across our region. We’ve listened to our clients, and their comments have helped us to develop a guaranteed service designed to make the whole process stress-free and ensure we look after your interests.

Wellhayes Vineyard

Set in the rolling hills of mid Devon, Wellhayes Vineyard produces quality sparkling wine on site from grapes grown in the vineyard. Our sparkling wine is made on site in an old stone barn by the traditional method, and is a unique blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Reichensteiner. You can visit the vineyard, see our winery and taste our sparkling wine by visiting our dedicated website.