The Cottage.


Things to do.

Places to visit.


Lower Spire - in Beautiful Exmoor

Hunting on Exmoor

Things to do around Lower Spire


Riding a horse or pony must be one of the best ways to enjoy Exmoor. As well as stabling at Lower Spire, livery is available and horses can be hired from a number of local farms - click for more information:

Pine Lodge

Waterhouse Farm

It’s also possible to hunt with the Devon & Somerset Stag Hounds and the Dulverton Farmers’ Foxhounds


There are opportunities for fly fishing on local rivers and lakes. For more information:

Lance Nicholson

Pubs and Eating Out

Exmoor has many excellent restaurants and pubs. Here are a selection. We’ve tried most - but not all - of these!

The Royal Oak, Winsford

The Royal Oak, Withypool

Tarr Farm, Tarr Steps

Dulverton has a number of pubs and restaurants.

Withypool shop

Withypool, near The Royal Oak


Local shops at Withypool and Winsford provide newspapers and most supplies, whilst Dulverton, 5 miles away on the river Barle has a lovely selection of shops, pubs and restaurants


With its breathtaking scenery starting at the front door, Exmoor provides almost limitless opportunities for walking. A number of long-distance footpaths cross Exmoor near Lower Spire cottage - click for more information:

The Two Moors Way crosses at Tarr Steps, just below Lower Spire

The Exe Valley Way passes the other side of the valley

The Coleridge Way passes at Wheddon Cross, 8 miles from Lower Spire


Exmoor walks