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The Royal Oak Exmoor
Winsford, Exmoor National Park, Winsford, Exmoor, TA24 7JE
Double from: £165.00
per room per night
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Exmoor, which is a national park that is situated at the Bristol channel, is located in the coast of South West England. Exmoor is part of two counties. Exmoor used to be a Royal Forest, before becoming a national park, and used as a hunting ground. Exmoor is famous for the river that flows through it - the Exe river.

When visiting Exmoor you need to be prepared to the climate that the area has to offer. You need to dress accordingly and plan your vacation during a time when the climate will allow you to complete all the activities you want to complete. Exmoor is characterized by a wetter and milder climate than the one in most areas of England.

Clouds often form which block the sunlight, making July and August the warmest months in Exmoor and in the surrounding areas, so if you plan on going out and having some fun in the woods nearby, July and August are the best months for that.

Exmoor is also famous for the mysterious "Beast of Exmoor" which is said to be a crypto zoological large cat - some say it's a phantom cat (a regular large cat situated at an unusual and unexpected location), which is said to roam the national park. It has been sighted in Exmoor as early as the 1970s where travellers reported seeing the cat, but the legend became prominent a while later - only in 1983, when a farmer said he lost about 100 sheep during three months, due to the creature.

The way it is described is varied from person to person - some say it is black or tan, and sometimes dark grey. Some researchers believe it is a cougar or a black leopard that got displaced due to certain occurrences, where a person is believed to have just released one, after a law passed in 1976 that made it illegal to keep them captured outside of the area of zoos - where they were held for preservation and education - of the public and of the researchers.

While visiting in Exmoor you might want to enjoy the most out of what is offered in the national park and its surrounding areas, and that includes the local sporting events - which are tailor made for the local terrain. Those include hunting, thoroughbred racing and pony racing, as well as hiking and climbing in the area.

There are many hiking trails in the area which sometimes reach 36 miles (or 58 kilometres) and there are shorter paths for you to take.

Other places of interest in Exmoor include dozens of ancient monuments around the area, and various conservation areas from which you can observe the local wildlife and the flora. Exmoor is visited by about 1.4 million people each year, so you have a lot of different activities to choose from - to do with your friends and family.

While in Exmoor you can also hike around the area and reach the nearby villages and valleys, as well as the rivers that run in the national park.

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The Exmoor Tourist Board gives comparable information to this page. If you require more information about Exmoor, you may be able to obtain it from the Exmoor Tourist Board.

We hope you find suitable Exmoor accommodation. You can book cheap hotels, guest houses or Exmoor bed and breakfasts from the list above. Enjoy your stay in Exmoor hotels.

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