The county of Devon also covers a small part of Exmoor National Park. Choose a holiday cottage in Exmoor and you can enjoy peaceful open spaces, heather covered moorland, forests, valleys, clear rivers and dramatic coastline. Exmoor will be of particular interest to wildlife enthusiasts. The Exmoor pony is a unique breed which has lived on the moor for longer than people. Although herds still roam freely on the moor, the ponies are all privately owned these days. Red deer have lived in these parts since pre-historic times and are the largest wild animal left in Britain. The stags are particularly impressive when showing off their fine horns and russet coats. You're also more than likely to spot a buzzard soaring overhead. Locals are keen to keep the area thriving, and you can support the local economy by stopping off at one of the many pubs and restaurants or by picking up some locally sourced ingredients for a picnic on the moor.
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