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

The river at Watersmeet, Devon

Bringing hydro electricity to Watersmeet  

We're exploring the opportunity to install a small-scale hydroelectric scheme on the Hoaroak catchment of the East Lyn river that runs close to Watersmeet House

A family walking through a snow covered landscape with one child being pulled along in a sledge

Family fun across Exmoor this Christmas 

From family craft workshops to Christmas trails and wintry walks, there's lots do in North Devon this festive season.

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.


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.