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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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A Exmoor National Park spokesman said: "We now understand that Mr Burgess plans to withdraw his claim of private ownership on the building and should he do so then we would be happy to discuss with him some arrangement whereby he could continue to enjoy the area.
When it wasn't pouring we tried a spot of crazy golf outside and went on a day trip to Exmoor National Park to see the ponies.
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.
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.
The holiday homes have sea views and there are walking trails directly into Exmoor National Park. Take the kids for a ride on the Cliff Railway between Lynton and Lynmouth, just three miles away.
The twin delights of Exmoor and the coast converge at Heddon Valley, which the National Trust describes as "six miles of towering cliffs and secluded coves, wooded river valleys and heather moorland in Exmoor National Park".
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.
'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.
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.
Known for its spectacular scenery, Chiselcombe, which appears on the 57p stamp, is a steep valley in the Exmoor National Park, through which twists the River Lyn.
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.