About us

Exmoor Adventures are based in Porlock, West Somerset, and have been operating since 2009, and are constantly expanding!

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 another exciting and busy 2018!

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 15 years 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.

There’s nothing better than guiding people along the Exmoor coastline, down a grade II river or mountain biking over the moorlands. It’s great to see the reaction of individuals, escpecially when they are made aware of what Exmoor offers in terms of stunning scenery, wildlife and adventure!”


Dan’s Qualifications:

  • British Cycling MTB leadership Tutor
  • Level 3 Inland Kayak Coach – BCU
  • Level 2 Open Canoe Coach – BCU
  • 4* Sea, Canadian Canoe, Inland Kayak – BCU
  • Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue – BCU
  • Mountain Bike Leader – MBLA
  • Single Pitch Rock Climbing Award – MLTE
  • Mountain Leader (Summer) – MLTE
  • GNAS Archery Leader
  • First Aid
Dan, mountain biking on Exmoor

Dan, mountain biking on Exmoor 


Ben: Full time Instructor.

Ben has been working in the outdoor industry from an early age, working with a range of providers in the local area. After working with us as a freelance instructor, Ben has now joined the team full time.

With surfing, stand up paddle boarding and sea kayaking as his main interests, Ben is likely to be heading up the paddle sports and coasteering sessions, as well as other land based activities.

MBLA Trail Cycle Leader, FSRT, BEL, Day Walk Leader, Outdoor First Aid 16 hour and archery leader. BSUPA Surf coach, Beach Lifeguard.


Ben enjoying the surf!

Ben enjoying the surf!