Mini Guide – Wild Wessex

The Know-How

Exmoor National Park


  • Exmoor National Park

Wildlife watching. Exmoor supports one of England’s largest red deer populations. Barle Valley Safaris runs three-hour trips.

  • New Forest

Cycling. Over 100 miles of routes link the main villages; maps and guides can be bought from Lyndhurst tourist office or via its website.

Canoeing & archery. New Forest Activities runs sessions in canoeing, kayaking and archery.

  • Jurrasic Coast

Kayaking. Jurassic Coast Activities offers a paddle along Dorset’s coast.

Fossil hunting. The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre runs guided fossil-hunting trips.

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