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

  •   Had a fantastic time last Monday morning sea kayaking with Dan and Jo. After a comprehensive briefing, we paddled along the coast from Porlock Wier learning how to have fun in winds and waves. Then enjoyed my first experience of kayak polo - book on to find out what a blast that is! I recommend this highly - Dan runs an extremely well thought out session to fit the group. Thanks so much!

    Frisbee-wins
    8/18/2019

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

    henrybillson
    8/09/2019

      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
  •   We were a group of families with kids aged from 14 down to 8 and booked a morning coasteering with Dan.

    I wasn’t quite sure what coasteering would be exactly. It turns out to be swimming in wetsuits out to rocks, climbing up them (walking up them really, as they are more like ledges) and then jumping into the sea. Repeat. It was great fun! Everyone started on a low jump and then those more confident could progress to higher ones.

    Dan and Joe were great hosts. A good sense of humour and very experienced at putting us at our ease. Even those who claimed beforehand to be there just to keep an eye on their kids surprised themselves with how much they enjoyed themselves.

    100% recommended - we’d do this again if coming to Exmoor. More

    Seckerfamily
    8/22/2019

      Kathy and i went out sea kayaking with Ben.He was friendly,helpful and a pleasure to be out with.We felt confident that he was looking after us and we were not over extended,we would recommend this company to everyone

    Michael H
    9/11/2019

      We had a fabulous time kayaking along the coast from Porlock Weir. We were all beginners. Dan was a great and calm instructor. Very patient with our old mum who was amusingly useless and had to be towed along 🙂 We would definitely recommend and we want to do it again.

    Emma H
    7/18/2019

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