Latest Exmoor Stories

2010-10-27 06:10:00

A giant red stag believed to be the UK’s biggest wild animal was killed for its antlers, according to reports on Tuesday.

2009-01-08 21:37:24

Some locals have speculated that an unidentified animal carcass that washed up on an English beach may have been the legendary Beast of Exmoor. Police said two officers recovered the carcass after a member of the public reported a dead animal the size of a calf with canine teeth had washed up on a Croyde beach, The Daily Mail reported Thursday. It's a good five feet long, and it's got black fur, said one of the officers who responded to the beach.

2008-10-02 00:00:11

E ven in difficult times quality property sells and Kemps Farm, Winsford, on Exmoor, is no exception to the rule. Kemps Farm extends in total to 347 acres and is a well-managed and looked-after Exmoor hill farm.

2008-09-09 00:00:00

Five people were rescued from a car as heavy rain caused flash floods in parts of the Westcountry over the weekend. The wet weather kept Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service busy, pumping water from properties and responding to incidents.

2008-09-02 00:00:17

Westcountry lensman Tony Howell's work has an instantly recognisable style, for he creates simple, uncluttered compositions that evoke a sense of peace and stillness.

2008-06-26 00:00:00

The fragile economic viability of hill farming in the South West, already threatened by years of poor returns, may be made worse by the consequences of the Single Farm Payment scheme, according to a new study.

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Exmoor Ponies
2014-04-13 11:07:39

The Exmoor Pony is native to the British Isles and fossils have been found in and around Exmoor dating back some 50,000 years. Some residence claim the Exmoor Pony has been there since the Ice Age. DNA to confirm this has not been supported, however, a close match to primitive wild horses has been determined. Roman carvings depicting drawings similar to the Exmoor Pony have been found in Somerset. The breed’s first documented mention was in Exmoor in 1086. Now other documents mentioning...

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