Things to Do around Minehead

Walking: There are walks straight on to the moor from the garden. For ideas of walks on Exmoor go to West Country Walks. The South West Coast Path starts within yards of the cottage. You can walk to Porlock Weir and return on the local bus. The next day you can walk from Porlock Weir to Lynmouth and again return on the bus.

Horse riding: This can be enjoyed at either Burrowhayes Riding Stables for the less confident riders and children. Huntscott Stables is suitable for more experienced riders.

Mountain biking: There are plenty of off-road tracks in this part of Exmoor - hire of bikes from Pompys Cycles.

For other outdoor and extreme sports go to Active Exmoor which has all the up-to-date information on activities on Exmoor.

West Somerset Steam Railway starts at Minehead and goes to Bishops Lydeard. It is one of the longest heritage steam railways and makes a great day out.

Dunster Castle - National Trust - overlooks the most attractive medieval village of Dunster. There you will also find the Yarn Market, Dunster Mill, the old church and Priory, the Tithe Barn and the Nunnery.

Holnicote Estate National Trust organise various activities.

Exmoor Falconry and Animal Farm offers a variety of farm animals and some beautiful falcons which you can watch being flown, including owls. You can also go horse riding there if you are experienced. Bossington Beach is close by, part of the Porlock shingle ridge, protecting the Porlock Marsh and Vale.

Excellent Tea rooms at Periwinkle Cottage at Selworthy, Kitnors in Bossington and at Horner, all with some glorious walks.

Porlock, Exford, Dunster, Winsford and Withypool all have charming places to eat local produce in small restaurants and pubs. The choice is yours!

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