Dramatic river gorge, ancient woodlands, tea garden and shop in stunning surroundings

Upcoming events

Barton Woodfest

Tue 23 Oct 2018
Celebrate the beautiful autumn colours with this fun day of woodland events and activities for all the family.

Eating and shopping

Homemade jam

Pick up some delicious Devon produce 

Enjoy an exceptional lunch at Watersmeet and shop for local produce.


Places to stay

Camping in North Devon



Black and white historic image of Watersmeet House servery

Find out about the area's industrial past 

Learn more about the history of Watersmeet, from pioneering techniques in generation electricity to radioactive water.


Our work

Watersmeet roof project thank you bridge

Saving Watersmeet's roof 

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Watersmeet roof project. It was because of this we were able to complete a conservation project to repair the roof, helping us save this special place for ever, for everyone.

Rangers out working on the coast with views towards Foreland Point

Discover how we protect a range of habitats 

From moorland to coast, learn more about our important and ongoing environmental work at Watersmeet.

Woody Bay Coach Path Trees

West Exmoor woodland work 

The West Exmoor rangers care for over 1200 acres of woodland. Find out how they look after this hugely significant area, and some of their woodland management plans for the future.


Get involved

Heddon Valley volunteer rangers wildlife monitoring

Volunteer in West Exmoor 

Love West Exmoor? We're looking for volunteers to help us look after this special place for ever, for everyone.