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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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Interestingly, before Exmoor National Park was designated, its boundaries were going to encompass a broad swath of the north Devon coastline, at least as far as the Torridge--Taw estuary,' says AONB project officer Dave Edgcombe.
In addition, the nearby town of Barnstaple offers a wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as an indoor ice skating rink, 10 pin bowling and a multi-screen cinema, while bracing coastal and cliff-top walks and Exmoor National Park are all within easy reach.
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.
It's hidden away among fields and hills on Exmoor National Park, accessible only by narrow country lanes and hair-raising hairpin bends.
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.
The Quantocks were to form part of Exmoor National Park when it was designated in 1954, but were omitted because they were "separated from the main body of Exmoor by a tract of country which was not of sufficient scenic quality to be included," according to the chairman of the National Parks Commission, Sir Patrick Duff.
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.
Both Luxborough and Simonsbath have a population of about 100 households and are located in Exmoor National Park, Somerset, while Priddy with more than 200 homes is in the county's Rodney Stoke Nature Reserve.