Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Exmoor, a forest occupying part of the S.W. of Somerset and extending into Devon. Part of it is now cultivated, but the greater part is wild heath, marsh, and moss. The surface is varied, and there are some considerable heights, the greatest being Dunkerry Beacon (1,668 feet). Of late some iron mining has been carried on. The Druids seem to have held the spot in esteem. Lorna Doone has familiarised most people with the main features of the district, and many tourists search out and visit the Doone valley, the Badgery woods, and the Slide. Whyte Melville has also illustrated the region in Kaiterfelto. Till quite recently a wheeled vehicle was an unusual object there.