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

More about this place

Upcoming events

Barton Woodfest

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Celebrate the beautiful autumn colours with this fun day of woodland events and activities for all the family.

Eating and shopping

Slate cream tea all ready to eat in the sun in the garden

Pick up some delicious Devon produce 

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


Places to stay

Looking pout to sea form the Bothy garden

North Devon Bothies 

Fancy camping but not a tent fan? We have basic bothies in stunning locations at Peppercombe, Foreland and Heddon Valley.

Foreland Lighthouse holiday cottage

Where will you stay? 

From a 15th Century Manor House at West Challacombe, to cosy Coastguard Cottages near the beach at Peppercombe, to a Lighthouse perched on the cliffs near Lynmouth, we have something to suit everyone.



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

Watersmeet re-opens! 

Last year we undertook a unique project to repair the roof at Watersmeet. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the project, helping us save this special place for another 100 years.

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.


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.