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

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Upcoming events

Wildflower Trail

Sat 21 Apr 2018
Test your wildflower knowledge with this beautiful woodland trail for grown ups.

Watersmeet Fun Day

Wed 15 Aug 2018
Join the Rangers for a fun day of '50 Things' activities at Watersmeet.

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

Wild camping at Heddon Valley

Wild(ish) camping in North Devon 

Escape the crowds and get wild with our exclusive campsites and bothies in some of the most amazing spots in North Devon, all within easy reach of the South West Coastal Path.



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.

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.