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Exploring further afield through the neighbouring National Park land will lead visitors to Cornham Ford, (3 miles) the most beautiful and peaceful place in the whole of Exmoor and on to the ‘Forest’ offering a huge selection of different routes.
Here you can have a picnic by the River Barle or explore the old caves; two are easy to spot, either side of the valley. If you look closely you can find the third cave down by the river. Other walks from the house can take you to Cow Castle, an Iron Age Hill Fort and the Barle Valley leading back to Simonsbath where you can stop for lunch at the Exmoor Forest Inn.
For more details about walking on Exmoor have a look here: www.holidayexmoor.co.uk
Emmett’s Grange is perfectly situated for cycling on Exmoor, being one of the highest houses on the moor the hard work has already been done for you! The Sustrans Cycle Routes both border the estate with signed cycle routes will take you to Sandyway and beyond to explore Withypool or the beautiful, renowned Lanacre Bridge. Alternatively, you can head north past Moles Chamber, where there was a legendry villains’ drinking haunt, (long since disappeared.) Cycle on and down the gated road to Challacombe to enjoy lunch at the renowned ‘Black Venus’ which passes an ancient packhorse bridge.
For more details have a look at the link below: http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/cycling
Once you have ridden on Exmoor, nothing will ever compare again!
Emmett’s Grange has stabling for up to 12 horses if you wish to bring your own. You can ride straight out from Emmett’s for some spectacular riding with no need to ‘box up’ or, alternatively there are several ‘Hireling yards’ if you prefer a seasoned local horse that knows the moor. Alternatively, there are lots of riding stables who can take you on an escorted ride, give you a helping lesson and generally catering for your personal requirements.
Have a look at the details below for some ideas:
For those looking for something more adventurous take the plunge and try a variety of water sports with windsurfing, sailing and rowing at either Wimbleball Lake near Dulverton in the east or Whistlandpound Resovoir near Blackmoor gate in the west. For the more experienced it’s also possible to canoe down the River Barle or the infamous East Lyn river during the winter season. For more details click on the links below.
For those wanting to spend time fishing, shooting, hunting and pursuing falconry there are a number of traditional activities amongst the communities of Exmoor. Due to the seasonal nature of many of the activities details are available on request, or have a look at some of the links below:
One on one experiences with a bird of prey can be provided by North Devon Hawk Walks by calling 01598-740114, or with the Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre in Porlock - Call 01643-862816 for further details.
There are many lakes and ponds in the area offering great trout fishing in beautiful locations, have a look at the links below for some ideas:
Qualified Fly Fisherman Nick Hart can also provided one to one tutition. Find him at www.hartflyfishing.demon.co.uk
Easy access permits can be purchased for the following rivers.
Where permits are issued by a hotel, etc, priority is given to their residents so permits to non-residents cannot always be offered and therefore are on a shorter notice basis.
Exmoor boasts some of the finest coastline in the Country with the famous wooded cliffs, secret smugglers coves, idyllic working fishing towns and spectacular cliff paths. Places to visit would be:
With miles of golden sand and stunning views the beaches of North Devon and Exmoor are legendary.
There are a wealth of historical places around North Devon and West Somerset which can make unforgettable days out during your stay.
Nearby to Emmett’s Grange is the historic market town of Dulverton (15 miles), the southern gateway to Exmoor. With plenty of old houses and shops to Exmoor it’s an ideal stop off point before visiting the famous Tarr Steps. Nestled in a beautiful wooded valley Tarr Steps is prehistoric clapper bridge thought to have been built in c.1000 BC. With an excellent tea rooms, the bridge is a truly interesting place to visit and provides a centre point to walk many of the paths which pass through the area.
Further west is the historic ‘Arlington Court’ (15 miles); a National Trust regency set in acres of stunning countryside. The estate also houses the National Trust Carriage Museum where you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the estate. With scenic walks and plenty of activities to keep the children entertained it is one of the most popular visitor attractions in North Devon.
Further afield to the east is the fantastic Dunster Castle (19 miles). Dramatically positioned on top of a wooded hill the National Trust castle is full of history and comes with everything you would expect from a National Trust property. With many different activities for children and tranquil parkland with a Mediterranean terrace it’s an ideal location for a family day out.
Alternatively, for the ultimate picnic spot, why not visit Castle Hill Gardens in Filleigh (10 miles). Set in the centre of a exquisite landscaped estate, visitors can enjoy their lunch from the old folly castle which on a clear day you can see both the Bristol Channel to the north and Dartmoor to the south.
Emmett’s Grange offers an excellent opportunity to experience an exhilarating days shooting on a traditional Exmoor Estate. Situated in the heart of Exmoor, Emmett’s Grange along with the nearby Litton Farm cover more than 2,000 acres of moorland, snipe bogs, small woods and various habitats.
The events at the Grange are based on walk-up shooting. The day begins at Emmett’s with a briefing from a knowledgeable guide before setting off for the first moorland drive. After experiencing a couple of drives on the Estate guests will travel to Emmett’s sister farm, which is only a short 10 minute car journey away. Once at Litton, guests can take part in pheasant drives.
Before heading off to the duck ponds for some excellent wild duck flighting, tea will be taken at Litton Farm, which enjoys some stunning views across the National Park.
Shooting at Emmett’s is all about providing a full days sport, the numbers are not huge but guests will be able to enjoy a stunning day out in breath-taking countryside.
Accommodation for parties shooting at Emmett’s is provided on a self-catering basis, although a chef can be recommended if required. The Grange can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 en-suite bedrooms and is a delightful place to sit back and relax with plenty of comfy rooms for watching TV, reading a book or just warming up beside the fire.
To get the most out of one of the Shooting Weekends at Emmett’s Grange, guests are advised to arrive on a Friday evening, Saturday will then be dedicated to shooting, before departing the Grange on Sunday.
Accommodation in also available at Litton Farm, which is a recently refurbished character farmhouse and can comfortably sleep up to 8 people in 4 rooms.