Selworthy and Exmoor
Selworthy is part of the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate, set in Exmoor, and its whitewashed thatched cottages cluster round the Green overlooking the Vale of Porlock and Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in the West of England. Periwinkle Cottage offers some of the finest teas on the whole of Exmoor.
Selworthy is situated 2 miles from Porlock, which has plenty of individual shops and restaurants as well as its infamous Hill, and 4 miles from Minehead, which offers a wide sandy beach and Butlin’s Somerwest World.
This is a walker’s (and dog’s) heaven, with direct access to Holnicote Estate, wooded walks, the coastal path, miles of moorland, and the Vale of Porlock – a designated site of Special Scientific Interest. Across the valley, Dunkery and Horner Woods have some of the rarest lichens in the country and no less than fourteen species of bats.