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Exmoor,

high moorland of the Cornwall peninsula, SW England, comprising much of Exmoor National Park (265 sq mi/686 sq km; est. 1954). Underlaid by slate and sandstone, the rugged region with wooded glens rises to 1,707 ft (520 m) in Dunkery Beacon; the Exe River is nearby. The region is sparsely populated. Sheep and the small Exmoor ponies are grazed on the moorland. Exmoor is a popular tourist attraction and contains many interesting prehistoric earthworks. It was the home of a legendary nomadic group of brigands called the Doones; Doone Valley became more famous after R. D. Blackmore incorporated the legend in his novel Lorna Doone.

Exmoor

1. a high moorland in SW England, in W Somerset and N Devon: chiefly grazing ground for Exmoor ponies, sheep, and red deer
2. a small stocky breed of pony with a fawn-coloured nose, originally from Exmoor
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They found the perfect property on Paradise Lawn in the picture-postcard Devonshire town of South Molton, the gateway to Exmoor National park -
Exmoor National Park in Devon was last year designated an International Dark Sky Reserve - the first in Europe and only the second in the world - but there are plenty of other spots for some constellation contemplation.
On 2011 October 9 Exmoor National Park in the southwest of England was designated as Europe's first International Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark Skies Association.
And journeys south beyond Minehead to coastal areas like Porlock, Lynmouth and Ilfracombe in North Devon were very rewarding, especially when we took the amazing A39 road through Exmoor National Park.
Mrs Adie, who said the piano was being delivered to Barkham Gallery, Sandyway, in the Exmoor National Park, does not yet know the full extent of the damage but fears it may be a write-off.
With its ethos based firmly on Eastern philosophy and healing, the Birmingham spa has evolved from Shruti's already well-established retreat centre situated on the edge of the Exmoor National Park.
The Exmoor national park is roamed by red deer, ponies and literary ghosts.
The North Devon, England development is centred around an elegant Victorian country house on the edge of the Exmoor National Park.
Price includes Private coach travel from your local area Three nights' stay with three course evening meal & cooked breakfast Entrance to the Lost Gardens of Heligan & the Eden Project Visit to Torquay Springtime at Eden 28 March 2014 4 days from PS225 Framed by the Exmoor National Park, the sunshine county of Cornwall and the mighty Atlantic Ocean, North Devon stands out as one of the most scenically beautiful areas in England.
The cottages are on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe, making it perfect for stargazing, and each comes equipped with its own planisphere and binoculars to help identify the constellations.
Death Valley National Park, California, USA (2013) In the table of certified Dark Sky Reserves, Brecon Beacons in Wales has this year become the fifth, alongside Exmoor National Park in Devon.