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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Visit Nearby Exmoor and Dartmoor

There’s nothing quite like fresh air and wide open spaces to help put a spring in your step. Luckily, for visitors to Ash Barton, we’re between two of the country’s most famous national parks: Exmoor 16 miles to our north and Dartmoor 50 miles to our south.

On Exmoor, go for a long hike and take in the stunning heather-clad moorlands, and the breathtaking coastline where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel. Keep an eye out for red deer and explore the picturesque villages along the way. On Dartmoor, enjoy dramatic tors and wooded valleys and rare birds and butterflies.

Of course, no visit to Exmoor or Dartmoor would be complete without coming across some moor ponies. The ponies have roamed this part of the world for thousands of years.

Our favourite things to do in our National Parks

  • Spot moor ponies
  • Dunster Castle and watermill
  • Tarr Steps  
  • Hound Tor
  • Dartmoor Prison
  • Valley of the Rocks
  • Grimspound prehistoric ruins

We stayed in Ash Barton for our company team-building 'retreat' at the end of March and had a fantastic time. The house is absolutely wonderful, so much space and some brilliant facilities too - including a heated swimming pool and a huge games barn with table tennis, snooker, badminton and almost every other activity you could want. We easil...

Sam Mello


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