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

  •   We had an excellent three hours of mountain biking with our two teenage sons, in Horner Wood on the slopes of Dunkery Hill. Our guide Ben made it a really fun outing for all us, catering for a range of appetites for speed and risk....More

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    2/22/2019

      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
  •   Good quality bikes with good batteries so you can go for a long day if sensible. The location couldn’t be better as the edge of exmoor above porlock is awash with trails and bridleways. We covered 30 miles of trails over 6 hours with 4 hours of riding. The mans bike with a heavy chap was about out but the ladies had plenty to spare. They run organised rides or you can just rent and go like us. All in all highly recommend.

    HelenS3297
    6/21/2020

      Ben took us out paddling along the bay and we had a great time. He was a great guide and even took some photos for us. The scenery was beautiful!

    rtanb
    9/08/2019

      Hired a Scott strike E-bike for the day. Despite not having my normal equipment, I was provided with helmet, gloves, rucksack, lock, pump, multi tool, spare tubes as well as maps of the area and suggested routes. Had a brilliant day exploring the hills, some lovely single track and some fun downhills. The bike managed around 20 miles with 4000ft of climbing and was one of the best days out I’ve had for a while. My first time riding an E-bike couldn’t have been better.
    Support from Dan and the team was excellent and friendly.

    Thecraftywoodsman
    8/06/2019

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