Exmoor for 2019 Charity Challenge


The 2019 Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge will be taking place in Porlock, Somerset in the Exmoor National Park with Challenge HQ at the Porlock Recreation Ground. Read all about lovely Porlock and its surroundings here.  https://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/…/porlock-and-porlock-weir-…

Some amazing facts about Exmoor (Courtesy of Exmoor National Park)

  • The Exmoor shoreline is the most remote in England. Because of the height and steepness of the cliffs, there is no landward access to the six mile stretches of shoreline from Combe Martin to Heddon’s Mouth and Countisbury to Glenthorne and there are few places where you could land even a small boat.
  • Exmoor has the most extensive broadleaved coastal woods in Britain. Woods stretch along ten miles of cliff from Countisbury to Porlock.
  • Exmoor has the highest sea cliffs on the British mainland and the highest coastline.  It reaches a height of 314 metres (1350ft) at Culbone Hill.
  • Exmoor has the highest and lowest tides in Europe. The Bristol Channel has the second highest tidal range in the world after the Bay of Fundy in Canada.
  • The South West Coast Path, which starts along the Exmoor coast, is the longest National Trail in England and Wales stretching 613 miles.  It takes roughly 40 days to walk the entire route.
  • Exmoor is the national stronghold of the heath fritillary butterfly, one of the rarest of the butterflies breeding in Britain.
  • Beech trees grow at greater altitudes on Exmoor than anywhere else in Britain. The country’s highest beech wood is at Birch Cleave at Simonsbath, with trees growing up to 350 metres (1200 ft) above sea level.