Villages in the Vale
Surrounding Porlock are a variety of lovely National Trust villages, each with its own special character and most with one or more tea gardens where you can enjoy a delicious cream tea - a local speciality.
Bossington is a beautiful village, untouched by time, with its limewashed cottages with traditional tall chimneys and bread ovens. The car park includes a picnic and BBQ site, plus access to the sea via a woodland walk. A visit to Exmoor Owl and Hawk Farm is a must, perhaps take a hawk walk and fly a Harris hawk.
Horner, lying at the edge of a National Nature Reserve, Luccombe and Lynch are delightful. Selworthy is a picture postcard village dominated by its church.
The chocolate box cottages around the village green are seen on many cards and calendars.
West of Porlock is Porlock Weir, a small picturesque harbour retaining all of its historic charm, with quaint cottages and the 14th Century Ship Inn.
Allow time to experience the walk to Culbone Church, set in enchanting woodland, the smallest complete parish church in England and can only be reached on foot.