Westermill Farm Holidays Ltd
“Traditional camping in the heart of Exmoor” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Westermill Farm is an idyllic site for those seeking peace and quiet - it is in a sheltered valley in the heart of Exmoor and has won many awards for conversation. Highly recommended for traditional camping, although a few hardstandings and electric hook ups are available. Camp in 15 acres of mown meadows beside the River Exe - one field has fire pits set up ready for a campfire, popular with families and friends for a get-together. There are four waymarked walks over the 500-acre working farm and two miles of shallow water of the River Exe to bathe or fish in (not coarse fishing). Self-catering accommodation is also available. An ideal base for exploring the open moorland, wooded valleys and spectacular coastal scenery of Exmoor, or just simply for relaxing and escaping the hum drum of everyday life. Please note, this site should only be approached from Exford (other approaches are difficult).
Facilities – at a glance
- Shop onsite
- Wifi available
- Baby bathing/changing
- Calor Gas
- Camping Gaz
- Battery Charging
- Total Touring Pitches: 60
- Tent Pitches Available
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About the area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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