Doing an education project about Exmoor National Park? Here is a selection of excellent online resources that will inspire and inform your studies.
The Moorland Classroom
Explore 10 locations on the web! A whole set of FREE online teaching resources about Exmoor National Park’s moorland landscapes – featuring films, maps, pictures and some curious lines of enquiry. These cross-curricular materials are indispenible if you are planning an educational visit to Exmoor, or doing in-class studies. LINK.
Sounds of the Exe
Ah! Relax with a set of headphones, and listen to the gorgeous soundtrack as you take a journey along the River Exe (and a bit of the Barle). Videos by sound artist Martin Prothero – presented on an interactive map by Exmoor National Park Authority. LINK.
Originally published as a quick-reference fact file about Exmoor National Park – you’ll find lots of useful maps, tables and images in Filex. LINK.
Farming on Exmoor
There’s a great set of materials on the Victoria County History website. They did an Exmoor project, entitled ‘Within Living Memory’ in partnership with Dulverton Middle School, which investigated changes in farming life on Exmoor from 1940 to 2006. This was part of England’s Past for Everyone supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. LINK.
Now you can even delve into the national park’s Historic Environment Records on the Exmoor’s Past website, with its search engine and interactive map. This resource is vast and highly detailed, so probably best for serious researchers. The HER also has links to useful stuff like the Exmoor Oral History Archive and further reading. LINK.
Start your research on the Exmoor National Park website, where there are lots of maps, articles and more. Remember to prepare well for any outdoor learning trip, to get the best out of the experience.