In the distance, Dunster Castle and the wilder curves of Exmoor added a pretty-as-a-painting backdrop while weeks of rain turned the fields bordering the path into mini lakes, a haven for wildlife, sparkling in the sunshine.
Three days into the route, I concluded we had made an error of judgement in our fitness levels, and I was seriously considering giving up.
One case of blocked path on someone’s land might be an oversight. Two or more cases feels like a deliberate attempt to deter walkers.
The path follows the winding course of the river upstream, the sunlight piercing the forest canopy to add sparkle to gurgling waters that cascade downriver, sometimes meandering slowly, pausing in glassy pools
Follow in the footsteps of one of our greatest Romantic poets on The Coleridge Way – 51 miles through Somerset & Devon.
The first obstacle to walking the South West Coast Path east from Salcombe is the Kingsbridge Estuary. For newby visitors, the obvious ferry to head to is at Whitestrand car park, but
When a friend from New Zealand visited us for a few days, we wanted to show her a scenic Somerset route that would showcase the best of the countryside near us. A few options were mulled over before we settled on a walk around Dunster.
The origins of Somerset names of old villages reveal their history and the features that made them important for our ancestors.
One of the most magical sights in Somerset can only be seen for a few weeks every year. This is Snowdrop Valley in Exmoor.
Some thirty or more years ago, our friend took us on a walk to ‘the obelisk’, one of her favourite places …