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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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"I suppose, even in Exmoor, the second homes issue must have an effect on local culture, possibly local dialects and even sayings."
The park authority is concerned there are not enough affordable homes for local people on Exmoor.
John's first creation was Northmoor Gin, named after the road where he and his wife, Nicola, now live in Exmoor, south-west England.
But, long before, despite its remoteness, people were visiting Exmoor, Britain's highest clifftops and longest woodland coastline, to follow in the footsteps of a fictional but definitely hapless maiden who didn't have the best of wedding days.
Bampton is an unassuming little village on a tributary of the River Exe, in the midst of green Devon farming country, three miles from the edge of Exmoor. The Swan is an unassuming little inn on Station Road, where no station has stood for decades.
"Johnny would want you all to continue with his love for Exmoor as you all meant so much to him."
"It's obviously been a lot of fun," he said after his first look at Exmoor on Tuesday.
"We have a charity committee on the rig and I found out about the minibus appeal through one of the foremen at Phillips, Seal Sands, whose son is at the Exmoor Home," Peter said.
Spectacular: The view towards Dunkery Beacon from Porlock Common, Exmoor National Park
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