About

Exmoor Adventures is based in Porlock, West Somerset, and have been operating since 2009, and are constantly expanding!

We were thrilled to celebrate our 10 year anniversary in 2019, and would like to thank all our customers over the past decade, as well as other outdoor companies that have worked with us over this time. 

Over the past couple of years we have become an Exmoor National Park partner, gained a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor (5/5), as well as winning a ‘Highly Commended’ at the South West Tourism Awards!

We’re looking forward to an exciting and busy 2020, with plans for new activities and events. 

Founded by Dan French, his passion is to deliver a range of quality, enjoyable and unforgettable experiences to a wide range of participants.

When you contact Exmoor Adventures, it’s Dan that you’ll talk to, it’s Dan who will discuss your booking to make sure that you are getting what you want and it’s Dan who (95% of the time!) will deliver your activities along with his team of instructors.

With over 18 years of experience in the Outdoor Industry, Dan has a range of National Governing Bodies as well as a Degree in ‘Outdoor Studies’.

Dan has worked in a number of Activity Centres in the UK ranging from Cornwall and the Lake District through to the Western Isles of Scotland. The job has also taken Dan to the United Arab Emirates and Spain, where adventurous activities have been delivered to a wide range of clients.

 

What’s new for 2020? Come and see for yourselves 🙂 

Meet the team!

Mountain Biking on Exmoor

Dan - Director

Mountain Biking is definitely Dan's main passion, though he will be found delivering all the activities on offer. As much as Dan would like to be out delivering activities, he has to spend more and more time on administrative duties!

Ben - Chief Instructor

Ben is a super keen Surfer and paddleboarder, having paddled around Menorca last year! You're likely to meet Ben, as he heads up most of our activity days and events.

Joe - Instructor

Joe is an avid Mountain Biker and keen White Water Kayaker. Originally from Exmoor, Joe is currently based in the Lake District where he is studying for an Outdoor Degree!

Our Reviews

  •   directions to meeting location were spot on, Dan was there when arrived. The day was very well planned and felt at ease knowing that Dan was ensuring everyone knew what they were doing - didn't want the day to end. There is a small coffee...More

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    4/29/2019

      Four of us went kayaking in a beautiful morning session starting at porlock weir, then into porlock bay, into the lagoon through the sunken forest, up some rivers and back out down the rapids with only one capsize!! It was amazing perfect weather Ben was...More

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    4/21/2019

      We booked a sea kayaking morning with Ben and Dan. They were very professional and informative and we had a fantastic morning kayaking. None of us in my group were particularly experienced kayakers but they looked after us and taught us some basic moves out...More

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    10/12/2018
  •   We had a fantastic kayaking trip lead by Ben, leaving from Porlock Weir and heading along the coast. Exmoor Adventures were very organised, contacting us to arrange to meet early well in advance to avoid storms hitting later in the day meant we could still...More

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    9/26/2018

      We went Coasteering today led by Ben and Joe and all had a great time. Party of 6 for son's 15th birthday, event well organised, briefed and led throughout. Just had a message from one of the mum's saying how much her son enjoyed it, despite being out of his comfort zone! Nice physical character building activity, and local river jumping will certainly be an anti-climax now for sure. Thanks again.

    Stormersr
    7/21/2019

      Fantastic! Fun and friendly! Great family day out. Highly recommended and a beautiful setting in Porlock Weir.

    henrybillson
    8/09/2019

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