North Molton, on the edge of Exmoor National Park in North Devon, is a large village, straddling the National Park boundary. The parish boundary includes the hamlet of Heasley Mill and groups of farms at North and South Radworthy, Bentwitchen and Yarde.
The name North Molton comes from being "the northern settlement on the River Mole". Mole comes from the Celtic word moel, meaning a bare, rounded hill. The river rises among such hills on Exmoor and winds its way through the village.
As well as Exmoor to explore, from North Molton you can also visit some of the finest coastal scenery in the UK – from the deep wooded valleys or ‘combes’ that typify the Exmoor coastline to the large golden sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton not too far away.
The South West Coast Path and Exmoor National Park also make the area a popular destination for walking and the Tarka Trail, centred in nearby Barnstaple, provides off road opportunities for walking, cycling and one of the most scenic train rides in the region all the way down to Exeter.
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