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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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uk, 004401398 341401 TOP TIPS The weather on Exmoor can change suddenly, so make sure you have suitable clothing.
Dartnall showed he still has the magic touch when sending out 20-1 Bolving to win on his debut at Kempton last Saturday, but Exmoor Mist has been more of a work in progress.
Blandfords Gunner (7-2), who had finished behind Exmoor Mist in the same Chepstow race won by Javert, put up a solid performance to take the Lubenham Novices' Limited Handicap Chase.
Eventual winner Exmoor Mist (centre right), ridden by Ian Popham, jumps |the first in the Clipston Handicap Chase at Leicester alongside George Nympton, ridden by William Featherstone
At the ages of 48 and 51 respectively, the couple swapped city life for a hidden valley smallholding in the middle of Exmoor National Park.
Vegetarian Davy is on the committee of the Exmoor Pony Society, who fight to protect the rare breeds' survival.
Tim Schofield, director of the Bonhams motor car department, said: "The Exmoor Classic Car Museum could be described as every motoring enthusiast's dream.
Emma Dennis, landscape officer for Exmoor National Park Authority and the driving force behind the creation of the Dark Sky Reserve, began work on the project in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy's Dark Sky Awareness Cornerstone objective.
THE foal bounced around, rubbed its head against the sign saying Exmoor, then turned tail and trotted off after its mum to join a group of ponies grazing among the heather in the dusk.
THE foal bounced around, rubbed its head against the sign saying Exmoor, then turned tail and trotted off after its mum to join a group of ponies grazing among the heather in the dusk, the only sounds a whistling wind and echoing bird calls as the flaming sun set beyond the Bristol Channel.
ROCKAVON (of the Sunday Mail) Today's nap: EXMOOR RANGER (3.
Tony Wright, 53, huntsman with the Exmoor Foxhounds, appealed against his conviction at Barnstaple magistrates court last year of hunting a wild animal with dogs, a charge he denied.