There is a little bit of Canada in Devon. Why there is a tiny part of Ontario soil in the centre of the Blackdown Hills in the south-west of England.
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.
Although Haddon Hill is one of high points of Exmoor National Park, getting to the trig point at its summit (355m) requires not a lot of effort…
The problem with Llangollen was that over the preceding days we had become accustomed to the tranquillity of quiet pastoral lands and untamed mountains as we followed Offa’s Dyke north from Chepstow.
The Blue Ball Inn was everything we hoped for from a country pub. It’s a 13th-century coaching inn on the edge of the moors and close to the coast.
Set in 50 acres of rolling Somerset countryside, Hestercombe House and Gardens is a feast for the senses at any time of year.
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
Apart from being one of the most beautifully sited locations in the UK, Salcombe is also the most expensive place to own property…
Follow in the footsteps of one of our greatest Romantic poets on The Coleridge Way – 51 miles through Somerset & Devon.
According to local folklore, a mighty dragon once terrorised the people of Somerset, its huge, winged frame darkening the skies between Wells, Dinder, and Shepton Mallet