Minehead TIC

Wildlife Watching

Bird Watching

The shoreline and North Hill provide opportunities to spot a diverse range of bird life. 

Oyster catchers and egrets patrol the coastline.  High on North Hill there is a diverse range of habitats: cliffs, gorse and heather moorland, woodland and farmland.  Here you could see buzzards, sparrow hawks and kestrels, also peregrines, merlins, hobbies and occasionally a red kite.  A wealth of smaller birds such as stonechats, skylarks and warblers are about and if you're very luck you may hear (or see) a Dartford warblers.

Deer Watching

Exmoor is home to England's largest herds of wild red deer. These roam freely over its moors and hide in its combes and are commonly found on North Hill.  The best time to spot them is early morning and at dusk

Exmoor Ponies

North Hill is one of the places where you can get a good view of our native pony.  They roam free so it may take a bit of time to find them but they're well worth the effort.  They're a placid breed and don't mid posing for photo shoots, but please don't approach the ponies as they may kick or bite and shouldn't be encouraged to come too close to you.