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

Upcoming events

Camping for Seadog Autumn Feast

Fri 18 Oct 2019
After enjoying your Autumn Feast with Seadog Foods spend the night on the farm

Seadog Autumn Feast at Kipscombe

Fri 18 Oct 2019
Join award winning caterers Seadog food for an Autumnal feast with live music.

Barton Woodfest

Tue 22 Oct 2019
Celebrate the beautiful autumn colours with this fun day of woodland events and activities for all the family.

Watersmeet Christmas trail

Sat 21 Dec 2019
Brave the chill for a fun Christmas trail through the valley where the Hoar Oak water and the East Lyn river meet.

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 Watersmeet's industrial past 

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


Our work

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.

Ranger Josey Field at Kipscombe Farm near Watersmeet

Josey Field: Area Ranger and Farm Manager at Kipscombe Farm 

Kipscombe is an 800 acre farm on Exmoor. Area Ranger Josey Field explains how her team have been looking after this special place and their plans for its future.

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.

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.