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Exmoor Legends

Legends and Customs of Exmoor









Exmoor is primarily an upland area made up mainly of small villages and hamlets. The largest settlements are Porlock, Dulverton, Lynton, and Lynmouth, Simonsbath and Wheddon Cross.

Selected customs, tales, folklore, and legends of Exmoor and West Somerset.


Ashen Faggot

Barrel Rolling

Gurt Verm

Dead Woman's Ditch

Hobby Horse

Hunting the Earl of Rone

Morris Dancing


Punkey Night

St Carantoc and the Dragon

The Beast of Exmoor

Traditional Songs












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Exmoor is a National Park situated on the Bristol Channel coast of south west England. Exmoor is located in two counties, with 71% of the park located in Somerset and 29% located in Devon